Clarion Hotel Midway Airport
7353 S. Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 581-5300
Fax: (773) 581-8421
After years of neglect, Midway is finally getting the attention it needs and deserves. As Chicago's second, it is usually cheaper to fly out of than O'Hare International. You may be surprised at how small and easily navigable it is. Some fine it a welcome respite from the confusion of O'Hare. It is also easily accessible from the Loop via the Orange Midway El line. Leave plenty of time though. The train stops a goof half mile from the terminal. You then have to take a lengthy walkway to get inside and it does take some time. Flying out of here can be either truly frightening or exhilarating depending on your nerves. The airport is surrounded by apartment buildings and as you lift off it sometimes looks like you are not quite going to make it.
This hospital's specialty services include a family birth center, home health, neurosurgery, occupational health, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and women's health care.
Owned by the Village of Bridgeview, this venue is home to the Chicago Fire Soccer team. Now this is a massive arena that towers up four levels and can seat more than 20,000 screaming fans. Fully equipped and easily accessible, the complex boasts an office space, executive and party suites, a terrace and a permanent stage. With its crystal clear sound system and bright lighting, it is also a hot-spot for concerts and musical performances. Hit the website, check the schedule and snap up your tickets—there are various booking options. Enjoy the game or concert in style!
All-round development is what Saint Xavier University strives for, and being one of the good Universities in Chicago, it does just that. Apart from offering various undergraduate and graduate courses, the university also emphasizes on co-curricular activities that include sports and various art forms. In order to accentuate this fact, the university also runs The Shannon Center. On campus bookstore, health-care and many such facilities are made available for resident students and staff. Great atmosphere and liberal teaching techniques result in productive learning.
Located within Saint Xavier University, the Shannon Center mainly looks after co-curricular activities of students. By offering facilities like gyms, bookstore, meeting rooms, refreshment corner among a few, this center strives for student convenience. Apart from that events such as athletic meets, concerts and seminars are organized. Though these events are held primarily for the campus students and staff, these are at times open for public too.
In the Chicago Ridge Park District, the Frontier Park Fieldhouse is a huge fitness and sports center. A playground for children, volleyball and basketball courts, and a walking track are the facilities provided in the arena which host local matches. The magnificent fitness center, fully equipped with the best and latest of exercise equipment is also available on site. A number of events take place here as well, like the Tiny Tot Prom, Daddy-Daughter Date Night etc.
The area's oldest racetrack has been in operation at its present location since 1891 and is still going strong. Hawthorne offers the only live thoroughbred racing during autumn in the area. If you're new to horse racing, don't fret, just stop by the Hawthorne Handicapping and Business Center where you can get a few important tips.
Located in the heart of downtown, the Depot Station is a historic zone that is getting an uplift through the efforts of local citizens. easily accessible by the three Metra commuter stations, it comprises of Windsor and Stanley Avenues. It is the home of many cultural events and festivals such as the yearly Oktoberfest, Music, Art & Vintage in the Street and the Mini-Golf Pub Crawl.
Also known as La Villita, Little Village is a serious misnomer for a neighborhood that has well over a 1000 vendors, cafes, shops and carts. A largely Hispanic population has lent this area a distant Mexican flavor which hits you right from the time you step into the gateway with the words 'Bienvenidos' engraved across it. Hawkers selling churros, nachos and similar Latin tid-bits will entice you with their freshly-prepared delicacies. The 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade is held here amid much fanfare.
One of the country's first planned communities, the Riverside Landscape Architecture District covers much of Riverside's area. Famous for the antique gas lanterns that light many of its streets, the district includes buildings designed by renowned architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, William Le Barron Jenney, Louis Sullivan and Calvert Vaux.
Trinity United Church of Christ is the largest United Church of Christ congregation in the United States. The church has a long and interesting history and is clearly influenced and follows worship service and ministries for the African-American community from the nature of the sermons to the cultural expression and method of worship, and is firmly rooted in a particular religious experience and its African roots. Sermons are lively, uplifting affairs featuring heavily on the gospel and worship through music and song. The church has a number of outreach programs and ministries, social welfare being a major aspect of community and church life of the congregation.
A charming little settlement in Cook County, Berwyn is a city that was born out of the convergence of three existing communities. Before this city was founded, the land on which it exists was home to three communities: LaVergne, Upsala, and Berwyn. The city of Berwyn was founded around 1908, and exists today as a thriving, bustling Illinois city. A lot happens in Berwyn throughout the year, so if you would like to plan a visit, do see the website.