WEBTREATS: Chicago, IL

“That Toddling Town”

The ACOG Resource Center staff has surfed the Web and compiled an extensive list of quality Web sites of places, services, and activities in Chicago that may be of interest to this year’s ACM attendees. Each site has been reviewed for it timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness. Topics include public transportation, attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

This list, prepared by ACOG Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Further, ACOG does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.   mash/dgs 3/20/09

METASITES - provides information on hotels, restaurants, tours, shopping, attractions, and transportation in Chicago.

About.com – Chicago
Gochicago.about.com

Centerstage – Chicago’s Original City Guide
www.centerstagechicago.com

Chicago Reader
www.chicagoreader.com

Choose Chicago
www.choosechicago.com

City of Chicago
Egov.cityofchicago.org

Metromix Chicago
Chicago.metromix.com

Time Out Chicago
www.timeout.com/chicago

MAPS

Chicago City Map
map.mapnetwork.com/destination/chicago

PILMC Chicago Parking Map
www.chicagoparkingmap.com/map_dynamic.jsp

TRANSPORTATION

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Midway International Airport (MDW)
www.flychicago.com

CTA - Chicago Transit Authority
www.transitchicago.com

RTA - Regional Transit Authority
rtachicago.com

Bike Chicago Rentals & Tours
www.bikechicago.com

Chicago Bike Program
www.chicagobikes.org

Chicago Pedway
www.spiegl.org/pedway/pedway.html

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
www.coachusa.com/chicagotrolley

ACCOMMODATIONS– ACM Hotels

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave.
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chidt-chicago-marriott-downtown-magnificent-mile

Fairmont Chicago Hotel
200 N. Columbus Dr.
www.fairmont.com/chicago

Hilton Chicago Hotel (HQ hotel)
720 S. Michigan Ave.
www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/CHICHHH-Hilton-Chicago-Illinois/index.do

Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel
151 E. Wacker Dr.
www.chicagoregency.hyatt.com

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
www.mccormickplace.hyatt.com

Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 E. Monroe St.
www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/CHIPHHH-The-Palmer-House-Hilton-Illinois/index.do

Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 E. North Water St.
www.sheratonchicago.com

Swissotel Hotel
323 E. Wacker Dr.
www.swissotelchicago.com

Westin Chicago River North Hotel
320 N. Dearborn St.
www.westinchicago.com

DINING

Reviewers/Lists

Menupages – Chicago
chicago.menupages.com

Zagat’s Chicago
www.zagats.com/Chicago

Individual Restaurants

Alinea Restaurant (American)
1723 N. Halstead
312-867-0110
www.alinearestaurant.com

Al’s Beef (Italian beef sandwich)
Various locations
www.alsbeef.com

Billy Goat Tavern
"Cheezborger, cheezeborger! No fries, cheeps! No Pepsi, Coke!
430 N. Michigan Ave. at Lower Level
312-222-1525
www.billygoattavern.com

Carnivale (Nuevo Latino)
702 W. Fulton Market
312-850-5005
www.carnivalechicago.com

Catch 35 (Seafood)
35 W. Wacker Dr.
312-346-3500
www.catch35.com

Charlie Trotter’s (American)
816 W. Armitage Ave.
773-248-6228
www.charlietrotters.com

Chicago Chop House (Steak)
60 W. Ontario St.
312-787-7100
www.chicagochophouse.com
 

Cite Restaurant (Continental)
505 North Lake Shore Drive
312-644-4050
www.citechicago.com

Club International - Drake Hotel (Private Club)
140 East Walton Place
http://hiltonebusiness.com/projects/dining.thedrakehotel.com/clubinternational/clubinternational_intro.html

Custom House (American)
500 S. Dearborn St.
312-523-0200
www.customhouse.cc

Everest (French)
440 S. LaSalle St. (40th floor, Chicago Stock Exchange)
312-663-8920
www.everestrestaurant.com

Friendship Restaurant (Chinese)
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773-227-0970
www.friendshiprestaurant.com

India House (Indian)
59 W. Grand Ave.
312-645-9500
www.indiahousechicago.com

Keefer’s Restaurant (Steak)
20 W. Kinzie
312-467-9525
www.keefersrestaurant.com

Lucky’s Sandwich Company (Sandwiches)
3472 N. Clark St.
773-549-0665
www.luckysandwich.com

Morton’s the Steakhouse (Steak)
65 E. Wacker Pl.
312-201-0410
www.mortons.com

Moto (Fusion)
500 N. Clark St.
312-321-6242
www.motorestaurant.com

Nick’s Fishmarket (Seafood)
51 S. Clark St.
312-621-0200
www.nicksfishmarketchicago.com

R. J. Grunts (catering to the neurotic compensation of eating)
2056 Lincoln Park West
888-LETTUCE
www.rjgruntschicago.com

Rick Bayless – Restaurants (Mexican)
www.rickbayless.com/restaurants

- Frontera Grill
445 N. Clark St.
312-661-1434

- Frontera Fresco
111 N. State St.

- Topolobampo (recommend 2 weeks in advance for reservations)
445 N. Clark St.
312-661-1434

Spiaggia (Italian)
980 N. Michigan Ave.
312-280-2750
www.spiaggiarestaurant.com

Tru (French)
676 N. Saint Clair St.
312-202-0001
www.trurestaurant.com

Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd
312-427-7800
www.ulcc.org

Hot Dogs

Vienna Beef - Chicago’s Hot Dogs Hall of Fame
www.chicagoshotdog.com/culture/fame/index.asp

Murphy’s Red Hots
1211 W. Belmont Ave.
773-935-2882

Superdawg (featured on PBS)
6363 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773-736-0660
www.superdawg.com

The Wieners Circle
2622 N. Clark St.
773-477-7444

Pizza

Gino’s East (deep dish & thin)
162 E. Superior St. and various other locations
312-226-3337
www.ginoseast.com

Giordano’s Pizza (deep dish double crust)
Various locations throughout Chicago
www.giordanos.com

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria (thin)
1927 W. North Ave.
773-772-4422
www.piecechicago.com

Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta (deep dish & thin)
864 N. State St. / 312-751-1766
61 E. Madison St. / 312-236-1777
www.pizanoschicago.com

Spacca Napoli (thin)
1769 W. Sunnyside Ave.
773-878-2420
www.spaccanapolipizzeria.com

ATTRACTIONS

Chicago CityPass
www.citypass.com/city/chicago.html

Go Chicago Card
866-628-9031
www.gochicagocard.com

Baha’I House of Worship for the North American Continent
100 Linden Ave., Wilmette, IL
www.bahai.us/bahai-temple

Brookfield Zoo
www.czs.org/czs/Brookfield/Zoo-Home

Buckingham Fountain
gochicago.about.com/od/attractionsandlandmarks/p/buckingham_foun.htm

Chicago Architecture Foundation
www.architecture.org

Chicago Board of Trade - Visitor’s Center
www.cbot.com

Chicago Botanic Garden
www.chicago-botanic.org

Chicago Cultural Center
www.chicagoculturalcenter.org

Chicago Lakefront Beaches
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/beaches

The Chopping Block Cooking School
www.thechoppingblock.net

Grant Park

John G. Shedd Aquarium
www.sheddaquarium.org

John Hancock Observatory
www.hancockobservatory.com

Legoland Discovery Centre
www.legolanddiscoverycentre.com/chicago/us

Lincoln Park Zoo
www.lpzoo.com

McCormick Place - Chicago
www.mccormickplace.com

Millennium Park
www.millenniumpark.org

Navy Pier
www.navypier.com

Promontory Point
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promontory_Point_(Chicago)

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago
rockefeller.uchicago.edu

Sears Tower Sky Deck
www.theskydeck.com

Shoreline Sightseeing - Cruises
www.shorelinesightseeing.com

Unity Temple – UUA
www.sacred-destinations.com/usa/chicago-unity-temple.htm

www.unitytemple-utrf.org

Houses

Henry B. Clarke House
www.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalEntityHomeAction.do?entityName=Clarke+House+Museum&entityNameEnumValue=173

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_B._Clarke_House

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home & Museum
www.ehfop.org

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
www.wrightplus.org/homestudio/homestudio.html

Frederick C. Robie House
www.wrightplus.org/robiehouse/robiehouse.html

Glessner House Museum
www.glessnerhouse.org

Barack & Michelle Obama House
5046 S. Greenwood Ave.

Museums

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
www.adlerplanetarium.org

The Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu

Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier
www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Chicago History Museum
www.chicagohistory.org

DuSable Museum of African American History
www.dusablemuseum.org

The Field Museum
www.fieldmuseum.org

International Museum of Surgical Science
www.imss.org

Kohl Children’s Museum
www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
www.lizzadromuseum.org

Loyola University Museum of Art
www.luc.edu/luma

Museum of Contemporary Art
www.mcachicago.org

Museum of Science and Industry
www.msichicago.org

National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
www.niashf.org

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
www.naturemuseum.org

Spertus Museum – Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
www.spertus.edu/museum

Ukrainian National Museum
www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
www.auditoriumtheatre.org

Bank of America Theatre (formerly the LaSalle Bank Theatre)
www.bank-of-america-theatre.com

Blue Man Group – Chicago
www.blueman.com

Cadillac Palace Theatre
www.theatreinchicago.com/theatredetail.php?theatreID=52

Chicago Opera Theater
www.chicagooperatheater.org

Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
www.chicagoshakes.com

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Orchestra Hall
www.cso.org

Chicago Theatre
www.thechicagotheatre.com

ComedySportz
www.comedysportzchicago.com

Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower
www.drurylanewatertower.com

Ford Center for Performing Arts/Oriental Theater
www.oriental-theater.com

Gene Siskel Film Center
www.siskelfilmcenter.org

Goodman Theatre
www.goodmantheatre.org

Harris Theater
www.harristheaterchicago.org

House of Blues – Chicago
www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago

The Joffrey Ballet
www.joffrey.com

Lookingglass Theatre Company/Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works
www.lookingglasstheatre.org

Lyric Opera of Chicago
www.lyricopera.org

The Oprah Winfrey Show
www.oprah.com/tows

Redmoon Theater
www.redmoon.org

Royal George Theatre
www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com

The Second City
www.secondcity.com

Steppenwolf Theatre
www.steppenwolf.org

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
www.victorygardens.org

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! - Live radio show
www.npr.org/programs/waitwait

SPORTS

Arlington Park – a Churchill Downs Co.
www.arlingtonpark.com

Chicago Blackhawks – NHL
blackhawks.nhl.com

Chicago Bulls - NBA
www.nba.com/bulls

Chicago Sky - WNBA
www.wnba.com/sky

The Green at Grant Park
www.thegreenonline.com

Soldier Field – Chicago Bears football
www.soldierfield.net

US Cellular Field – Chicago White Sox baseball
chicago.whitesox.mlb.com

Wrigley Field – Chicago Cubs baseball
Chicago.cubs.mlb.com
 

SHOPPING

American Girl Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
www.americangirl.com/stores/location_chi.php

Merchandise Mart
www.mmart.com

Michigan Ave. Magnificent Mile
www.themagnificentmile.com

Jewelers Row
Located on Wabash Ave between Washington and Monroe
Maller Bldg., 5 S. Wabash Ave.
www.jewelerscenter.com

57th Street Books
1301 East 57th Street
semcoop.booksense.com

Fox & Obel Food Market
401 E. Illinois St.
www.fox-obel.com

MISCELLANEOUS

The Great Chicago Fire
www.chicagohs.org/fire

WEBCAMS

ABC 7 Chicago Web Cam
abclocal.go.com/wls/channel?section=weather/webcams&id=5755529

Chicago Webcams at CincyStreet.com
cincystreet.com/webcams/chicago.html

EarthCam – Chicago
www.earthcam.com/usa/illinois/chicago

Loyola Webcams
www.luc.edu/webcam

My Fox Chicago
media.myfoxchicago.com/fox/webcam4.html

NOAA Real-Time Meteorological Observation Network – Chicago
www.glerl.noaa.gov/metdata/chi
 

COUPONS

Chicago Coupons
www.chicagocoupons.com

ChicaGO Guide to Special Values
www.chicagoofficeoftourism.org/specialValues/index.html

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