I am a young female professional who work downtown. I've lived in Chicago for 3 years now. For anyone who's visiting this second city, this place has a lot to offer and summer/fall are best seasons to travel. You won't be disappointed. People are genuine; various locales tailor to every culture and taste; public transit is one of the best and safest - you'll have a wonderful time. Feel free to inquire about the city, local events and general travel tips.