I went to Chicago for the nice 3-day weekend, and had a fun time walking around and people watching and freezing and sight-seeing. Here's the cool Water Tower Building:
This is "The Bean" in Millennium Park.
This is a river cutting through town and gives a nice idea of how cold it was:
I loved the ease of the subway (CTA) system and my old-styled hotel (thank you, Expedia.com and yelp.com reviewers). I loved trying out their many vegetarian restaurants and knit shops and independent bookstores (thanks again yelp.com reviewers). This will tide me over until my next adventure.