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Overview Chicago, also called the Windy City, is the largest city of Illinois and the most populous city in Midwest United States. The city serves as the center for business, finance, services and is considered as one of the world’s top ten Global Financial Centers. The World Cities Study Group at Loughborough University marked Chicago as an alpha+world city. This Windy City was rated by The Atlantic as the world’s 4th most economically powerful city and by Forbes as the 5th most powerful. As the stronghold of the Democratic Party, it has contributed many influential political leaders. One of its favorite sons is the current President of the United States, Barrack Obama.
Population 2,695,598 (2010 census)
Airport Chicago Midway International Airport, 5700 South Cicero Avenue Chicago, Illinois; Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Bessie Coleman Drive Chicago, Illinois. The world’s second largest airline, the United Airlines, has its headquarters in Chicago.
Climate Under the Koppen Climate Classification, Chicago represents four distinct seasons: mild springs; hot and often humid summers; crisp autumns; and cold winters. Annual precipitation is average, and reaches its lowest points in the months of February and January, and peaks in the months of August and April. Winter in Chicago proves quite variable and fickle, but the city's cold winters will have bouts of mild days strung together every so often. The average Chicago winter produces 38.0 inches (94 cm) of snow. On a typical summer day, humidity is usually moderately high and temperatures ordinarily reach anywhere between 78°F and 92°F (26°C to 33°C)
Best Season Spring and autumn seasons (April-May and October-November) are fine times to plan a trip to Chicago.
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To avoid Avoid the tourist influx during summers (June to September). This peak-tourist season is hot and humid with average temperature rising above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pros Chicago is next in line to New York as the financial center in the United States. It serves as the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago. It is also home to major financial and future exchanges as the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Option Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Chicago markets unusual trading contracts as emissions on the Chicago Climate Exchange and equity indices on the U.S, Futures Exchange. Chase Bank has its commercial and retail headquarters located in Chicago’s Chase Tower
Cons Being called the Windy City, the weather is definitely not one of the attractions in Chicago; The cost of living is high which includes rental of place and cost of electricity; It has the highest price on gas; and the highest sales tax in the country. It has one of the worst traffics in the Area.
Tips If you have budget constrain in your travel or you have an event to launch, you can book on a budget hotel which are plentiful in Chicago. Most are located within or near the business areas which will save you time and help facilitate doing your business.
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