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About Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, and is known as hub for business, industry, and the arts. The city is located along Lake Michigan and boasts 29 miles of lakefront that includes shops, condos, and parks.

While many know about Chicago's deep dish pizza and sports teams, the city is also renowned for its upscale dining and ethnic restaurants that reflect the region's diverse cultural history. Chicago's neighborhoods include Mexican American, Greektown, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Little Vietnam.

Cultural appreciation is also evident in the large murals that exist throughout the city—and in the numerous theaters within the city that showcase ballet and music including blues and jazz.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the city's warm summers by visiting Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Conservatory or by relaxing beachside to Lake Michigan. The city is also a popular location for movie and television shows to film.

The city's sports teams, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Rush, have a loyal fanbase that's led to the city being called one of the Best Sports Cities in the United States by Sporting News.

And the city's extensive transportation system helps employees commute to the area's lagest employers including Archer Daniels Midland Co., Boeing Co., Walgreen, Caterpillar, Abbott Laboratories. Digital companies including GoHealth, Braintree, and SproutSocial are also emerging as regional technology leaders. And advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, Digitas, Cramer Krasselt, and JWT handle some of the largest advertising clients in the world.


What makes Chicago special?

In 2013, Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards listed Chicago as the 5th best city in the nation.


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