City of Chicago


Chicago is surrounded by 60 miles of forest preserve on its western edge and 29 miles of the shores of Lake Michigan on its eastern edge. Within its boundaries, it boasts of 430 parks and 205 miles of boulevards. It is a city of diverse neighborhoods with an eclectic variety of cultural, intellectual and recreational resources. Entertainment and dining are plentiful and there is never a weekend when folks fi nd themselves without anything exciting to do. Public transportation in Chicago provides easy access to all parts of the metro area including UIC. Overall, Chicago is a great place to live and work!