Chicago is my kind of town. While they tear down and build up constantly, they seem to blend the old and new beautifully.
Two things impressed me most:
1) The town was very clean for a big city.
2) The people were very friendly.
Everywhere I went, the door swung wide and a smile greeted me. The vibe here is busy but not frantic. Modern with an old-fashioned twist. Grounded. I loved the food. Pizza, red hots, beef. I couldn't stop eating! One place was better than the next.
"HOG Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders"
Sandburg was right...