My SO & I will be visiting Chicago next weekend - arriving at O'Hare on Friday morning, staying at the Hilton on Michigan Ave, departing O'Hare on Monday morning. We'd like to be able to use bus/train exclusively, so I'm looking for tips & tricks - what are the best apps to use, helpful hints on how/where to buy tickets, etc. Thanks in advance!
Next week, on a weekday morning, I need to meet up with a friend near Chicago. She'll be coming from Peoria in a car; I'll be coming from Logan Square, with a carry-on size suitcase and no car. We'll be driving together to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Can you suggest a specific spot that might work? [more inside]
Tonight I need to get from O'Hare airport to a hotel at 540 N Michigan Avenue. It looks like I should take the Blue Line to Washington Station, walk to the Red Line Lake Station, and take the Red Line to Grand Station. Good plan? Would it be easier to change at Jackson Station? 2 more stops each way, but then it looks like less walking between trains.
Afforable day trips outside of chicago, Metra/public transit accessible [more inside]
Need help - quickly - finding a statistic about Chicago downtown commuters [more inside]
Can I buy an e-reader in or near Chicago O'Hare airport while transiting? [more inside]
Want to have a car-free, lovely, relatively inexpensive few days in Chicago. Where to stay? Is inexpensive an option? [more inside]
Chicago-transit-filter: I have to get to McCormick Place tomorrow at 7:15 AM. Best way to do this without a car? [more inside]
[Chicago Filter] Does anyone know anything about the "Less Than Perfect" ads running on the CTA? [more inside]
I am planning a trip to Chicago this weekend, and my goal is to learn the L by picking fun stops across the city (my husband and I are ex-New Yorkers who love mass transit.) What are some suggestions for fun places to shop/eat/sight-see that are close to L stops? Our starting point is Diversey and N Clark, but we hope to cover a lot of territory. Please include descriptions about your recommendations and (of course) the nearest L station name.
I'm visiting Chicago for the first time for the week leading up to, and including, the Memorial Day weekend. Advice? Transit tips? Cheap eats? Interesting events that week? I plan on visiting the Art Institute, but what else do I need to complete my visit and get the full Windy City experience? [more inside]