There are so many things you can do in Chicago.
First, there is the Chicago Blackhawks.
They are a professional hockey team that typically does good. Seeing a professional game is always a fun time. When you live in a colder area like Illinois, hockey is a bigger deal. There are also major league baseball teams that people go crazy over. The city also offers Broadway shows, dances, comedians and big named musicians come to the area from time to time. I don’t live in Chicago though. I live around 2.5 hours away in Libertyville. I live just close enough to enjoy the benefits of the city, but far away enough to be in a smaller town. I like that I know everyone in town and they know me. I like that the cost of living is much lower. I enjoy having a giant house, a good plot of land and the best heating system on the market. If I wanted to live in the city, I would be in a dingy apartment with a space heater. It is worth the drive to get the city stuff. My husband and I make it a date night once a month. We get a hotel in the city and see something that is happening there. During hockey season we pick a game that might be good and get a hotel right by the rink. We can get totally hammered and stumble back to our hotel. The next day we can enjoy brunch in the city and then have a reasonable drive to our home.