Located on the western shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago's lakefront offers an incomparable skyline of competing architectures. Chicago is always alive with activity, offering:

  • Outstanding world-class shopping, from the Magnificent Mile, State Street and beyond
  • Variety of sporting events clubs theaters, cultural events and attractions.
  • More four-star restaurants than any other, and a variety of authentic ethnic, regional cuisine and inexpensive dining.

Chicago has been given a variety of names over the years: "The City of Big Shoulders", "Second City", and "The Windy City", just to name a few. With an un-missable Midwest flavor, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere that prevails. For access to what Chicago is all about, just visit All About Chicago. (This will open a new window. Close it to return here.)


Need directions?? Mapquest will provide you with detailed instructions and the distance involved to any destination.


There is an old saying about Chicago's weather. "if you don't like it, just wait 5 minutes!" Here is a super site that gives you the forecast and links to satellite images, Duppler radar, 3-D weather images, weather records and more.


World Business Chicago (WBC) is a public-private economic development corporation. World Business Chicago is co-chaired by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Michael D. O'Halleran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aon Corporation. WBC's mission is to expand the Chicago regional economy through the growth of the private sector, building the best metropolitan area in the world in which to live, work and play. WBC will: lead in aggressively marketing the region's competitive advantages; assist in the retention and attraction of business to Chicago and the 9-county Chicago region; maintain a comprehensive database; and collaborate with the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Interesting and informative, this site will provide you with knowledge and statistics on the entire nine-county Chicago Metropolis region. Please click on below:


Information on taxes, including Illinois Income and Illinois Sales, can be helpful when considering a move. For this reason, this information is included on the tax info page.