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Cities in the Spotlight: Chicago

Chicago is known for its food, as well as its skyscrapers.

Chicago is known for its food, as well as its skyscrapers.

When looking for a new destination for your belongings, it may be a good idea to tell your moving company to head to Chicago. This city can be a great destination if you prefer varied weather options, a big city and a whole bunch of stuff to do.

The Windy City has a population of more than 2.7 million people, and is the largest city in Illinois. A center of commerce, Chicago has many different employment sectors, as well as a large array of living options in and around the main part of the city.

Chicago also is a center for the arts and sciences, with many museums and theaters. Some venues include the Museum of Science and Industry, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The city has some of the tallest buildings in the country, as the Willis Tower, Trump International Hotel and Tower and the Aon Center all reside in the top six.

Education choices in Chicago are vast. The city is the home to many universities including Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

If you love food, then Chicago might just be the place for you. The city has its own style pizza, which is a deep dish option not like any other pizza option around. Additionally, the city also has its own hot dog style, which is made with several toppings, and is almost like a sandwich.

Many activities available in the city
Outdoor activities are readily available in Chicago, as it has Millennium Park - home of The Bean, a large sculpture popular with tourists and city dwellers. The park also holds many concerts and has an ice rink for those looking for winter activities. The city's Navy Pier also is a great summer destination, with many rides and shopping areas.

No matter the time of year, there's always sports in the city. In addition to the countless collegiate sports options in the city, you can get professional options from all major sports. The city has two baseball teams, the Cubs and the White Sox. There is also the National Football League's Bears, National Hockey League's Blackhawks and the National Basketball Association's Bulls.

Those looking to find something to do can use the city's elaborate transit system, which includes bus and rail service.