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Chicago is one of the biggest cities in America’s Midwest with a population of over 3 million people, stunning architecture, wonderful cultural attractions and famous for its legendary blues scene.
If you prefer to travel on direct flights for convenience and to save on travelling time, there are a few airlines which operate direct flights to Chicago from the UK such as American Airlines, BA and United Airlines.
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Virtually destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871, Chicago emerged from the ashes as a survivor and continued to grow and thrive with a great influx of immigrants in the 20th century from across the globe attracted by the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.
Once the canal was opened, Chicago became an important shipping centre and the Chicago Board of Trade was established to deal with the sale of grain from the fertile farmlands nearby. With the construction of the Railroad, Chicago became a hub for America’s passenger and freight trains and the city continued its meteoric rise.
Chicago is a melting pot of cultures with people of all ethnic backgrounds living side by side, it is also infamous for the gangsters who used to call Chicago home including the notorious Bonny and Clyde and Al Capone. Glittering skyscrapers tower close to the banks of Lake Michigan and the downtown area has been regenerated over recent years.
Head to Michigan Avenue for some superb shopping and catch some Blues or Jazz in one of the many music venues. The Chicago Art Institute is also worth a visit with its collection of impressive masterpieces including works by Picasso. Chicago has an interesting blend of gourmet gastronomic restaurants and restaurants offering great Italian cuisine and even a Diner which specialises in hot dogs.
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The city lies within the humid continental climate zone, and experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with a July daily average of 84.7 °F (29.3 °C). In a normal summer temperatures exceed 90 °F (32 °C) on 21 days.
Winters are cold, snowy, and windy, with some sunny days, and with a January average of 23.5 °F (−4.7 °C). Temperatures often stay below freezing for an entire day, and subzero lows occur on eight nights per year. Spring and fall are mild seasons with low humidity.
New Year's Eve fireworks in Chicago - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Chicago visitors are invited to a massive New Year's Eve fireworks display.
Chicago World Music Festival next month - Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Visitors can enjoy the Chicago World Music Festival next month.
Chicago Country Music Festival in October - Monday, August 22, 2011 The Chicago Country Music Festival offers a host of musical attractions for visitors.
Chicago Antique Market to take place in September - Monday, August 08, 2011 Visit the Chicago Antique Market when visiting the city in September.
Chicago International Children's Film Festival in October - Friday, August 26, 2011 Visit this year's Chicago International Children's Film Festival.
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