I always get a warm welcome when visiting Chicago. In fact, they make sure to greet me in many languages!
Along Michigan Avenue, there are banners which make me smile, for obvious reasons, and remind me why I've chosen to stick around tonight to see the festivities.
Walking from the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue to the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Wacker Drive this morning, I stopped to snap a picture to send to Mom and Dad of me along the Chicago River. Glad today is a short(er) work day!