Africancrab's thoughts on Chicago and, it's popularity

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Approaching downtown Chicago from O'Hare International airport about 4:00 p.m.

Chicago is in the State of Illinois in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is also the largest city in Illinois and the third most populated city in the United States with a population of nearly 3 million inhabitants.  Chicago became a city that is incorporated in the early 1800s having been founded earlier near a port located between the great lakes and the Mississippi river watershed. Chicago is close to Lake Michigan and is also considered one of the world’s twenty five largest modern cities in terms of population. Chicago is home to one of United States most famous and the world’s second busiest airports O’Hare International. Notable for Chicago is also her popular political culture that celebrates Democratic Party values with many influential politicians having come from it.

Michigan Avenue
The current President (Obama) hails from Chicago. Chicago is everyone’s kind of city with such diversity that blows one’s mind away: from theatres to cub games, blues club or jazz, multitudes of museums.

I love art and museums, the Chicago Art Institute is a place I would love to go back and visit, the Navy Pier (I never visited it while in Chicago) and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The city is incredible, the high rise buildings (the skyline was incredible as we approached the city), the city lights at night, the unique style. My friend Michael warned that outside of the downtown area, Chicago is pretty boring and a little dangerous. If you're an outdoors person, you might be terribly disappointed because aside from Lake Michigan, all the lakes and rivers are polluted, the parks overcrowded. Michael said that is the reason he would not return to live in Chicago. He lives in Arcola, away from the hassles and bustles of life.

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