Chicago has long drawn dreamers, strivers, hustlers, and hard workers from across the country and around the world, all hoping to make it in the Second City. That has created a town where people believe nothing is impossible. Chicagoans made a river run backward, invented the skyscraper, built political machines and notorious bootlegging syndicates, and ended up with a truly wonderful city. Along the way, they also made it a beautiful city set on a brilliant blue lake, with an emerald green river, world-class parks and museums, and a gleaming skyline as nice as you’ll find anywhere. Continuous waves of immigration have established vibrant neighborhoods and brought unique cuisines that change and fuse together as cultures intermingle. This guide to Chicago will set you on the path to discovering that story, the food, the neighborhoods, and the soul of the city.