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.
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 Chicago Ridge Public Library has been a vibrant part of community life since its foundation in 1966, originally located within the Village Hall. Moved to its current location in 1979, several additions to the library have made it the thriving community space it is today. With study rooms, computer stations, youth areas as well as a quiet reading room, the Chicago Ridge Public Library offers a variety of useful services as well as hosting local events and programs to keep up with the digital age. A lively venue for kids, teens and adults to interact in a fun, productive manner, events include reading clubs, gaming clubs, computer courses, movie screenings, craft classes, pub trivia evenings, Lego club and more. Reading programs are a great way to discover new books and interact with fellow book lovers and readers. For additional information on what's on at the library, visit the website.
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.
The origins of the Sacred Heart Church date back to the late 1800's when Catholics who had settled in the area found themselves in need of a place to worship originating with the German settlers who wished to establish a parish with national character, it eventually came to incorporate families from various European communities including Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and several more. The church underwent relocation and modification several times until the current structure. The current building features several aspects of the original fore-bearers including a high steeple. Notice the insignia found above the Corpus on the crucifix which dates back to 1872. Stained glass windows also recreate some of the old features from earlier structures and pays homage to two of the main patron saints, St. Patrick and St. Boniface. Mass is held at 4.30p on Saturdays and 7:30a, 9a, 10:30a and noon on Sundays including a Polish service on alternate Sundays. Daily mass is also offered at 9a on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 7:30a on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Besides this the church also offers Sunday schools, baptism services, marriage rites and various outreach programs.