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´╗┐My home town is Chicago, Illinois and I hardly know where to start, but the best place is with Lake Michigan. To say that the lakefront is magnificent is an understatement. It takes my breath away and I have seen it hundreds of times. I am a Cub fan and I can attest that there is no other ballpark in baseball like Wrigley Field. None. Not anywhere. There is no other experience like being a Cub fan, either. The Art Institute is sensational. The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) lives up to its name. Our public transportation system is second to none, despite the worst efforts of our political structure to ruin it. We have a superb night life as well. We have any kind of music one could want, featuring rock, country, folk (what's left of it), blues, and a world class symphony. We have every recreational activity one could imagine. We have a vibrant theater community. We have the Museum Of Science And Industry, The Field Museum Of Natural History, The Adler Planetarium, The Shedd Aquarium and a revitalized Navy Pier. As a matter of fact, every time I think of taking a vacation I don't know where to go- everything is already here. This town is diamonds, if I do say so myself.Mine. It's on a 7000ft elevation and surrounded by the most famous mountains - for their ski resorts. Albeit pretty rustic at that. It's a chain of mountains that are called Carpathians, there, but in the original they're called "The little Alps".
Along the city there are many places that were quite wild and hiking trails along virgin territory. Inside the city old and new architecture intermingles. You have the old side of town with paved roads built by the Roman Empire - (with the specific rocks), old churches, dating about 1000 years old.. and all that. I love the cheese that the shepherds make there. It's called cas (read: kash) and it's the best thing after pizza.
I love the parks, and the historical statues, but most of all I love my history that binds me to that place. I haven't been...

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