Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States and is located in Illinois. Nearly three million people call Chicago home and it is the county seat of Cook County. The greater metropolitan area of Chicago, called Chicagoland, has approximately ten million residents. Chicago is referred to as the “Windy City” because of it’s blustery weather.

Chicago Today

In 2016, Chicago hosted over 54 million visitors, a new record making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Sears Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

Chicago is also home to many colleges and higher learning facilities, including the prestigious journalism school Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. All three of these institutions are considered the best universities for doctoral research.

 

The McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade is one of the largest Thanksgiving parades in the country and is televised nationally every year. Chicago is said to have been instrumental in the birth and rise of blues and jazz music, both of which continue to thrive in the city today.

Shawn Bolger Ltd & Chicago

Lawyer Shawn Bolger grew up in a real estate family and was always fascinated by the process. She was also, however, interested in law and decided to combine both of her interests to become a real estate attorney. She founded her practice in 1984 and has been helping Chicago buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate ever since. If you need reliable yet affordable representation in your next real estate endeavor, contact us today to schedule a free consultation!