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Chicago exudes big personality, from a murky history filled with gun-running gangsters and free-flowing speakeasies to the countless comedians who have launched their careers here. Often dubbed the "Heart of America," the windy city of Chicago is where East Coast speed meets Midwestern manners, and musicians like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Louis Armstrong pushed the envelope of what we now know of blues and jazz.

Chicago is a thriving metropolis chock-full of forward-thinking food and fashion, tall buildings, bright lights and those bone-chilling winter winds sweeping off Lakeshore Drive. Its dining scene rivals the nation's best destinations, and with a public transit card, ravenous travelers can trek along the banks of Lake Michigan to the culture filled streets of the South Side in no time. Second City? Not if you ask anyone in this town. 

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