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Motorists jam Chicago's famed Lake Shore Drive which hugs the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

 
   
 
  George Pullman
 
By inventing the Pullman railroad car, he put the go in Chicago.
  Ignaz Schwinn
 
This German emigrant co-founded the company that would produce America's best-made bicycles.
  William H. Rand
 
Wives everywhere wish their husbands liked maps as much as this founder of Rand-McNally.
  William Mathias Scholl
 
For Chicagoans whose favorite mode of transportation is still walking, Dr. Scholl made it a whole lot more comfortable.
  Charles Tyson Yerkes
 
Sure, he was a womanizing, self-promoting robber baron; but he built the rectangle of elevated tracks enclosing Chicago's business district known as The Loop, so we'll forgive him.
 
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StreetsStreets There is no city in America more pivotally located than Chicago. From the days of French voyagers to the age of canals; from railroads to airplanes, Chicago has been a central hub in virtually every transportation era. Today, as always, all roads do indeed lead to Chicago. It's a good thing...
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Public TransportationPublic Transportation The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) oversees the three public transit operators in northeastern Illinois: Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban bus. The mission of RTA is "to ensure financially sound, comprehensive and coordinated public transportation for northeastern Illinois." The RTA...
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Planes & TrainsPlanes & Trains The world loves to visit Chicago, and when they do they usually touch ground 20 miles northwest of the city center at O'Hare International Airport. As one of the busiest airline hubs in the world, O'Hare processes some 2,500 flights a day (that's almost 2 per minute if you're keeping score). In a year, that's about 70 million travelers. And those travelers...
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ShippingShipping With access to the waters of the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Chicago has long been recognized as an important shipping and shipbuilding center. Chicago boatyards supplied vessels for the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Today, the Port is operated as a Free Trade Zone by the Illinois International Port District...
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