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Data, Facts & Visitor Info

Getting Around in Chicago


City: 2.896.016
(US Census 2000; every 10 years)

City of Chicago (eGov website)

See: City of Chicago


Public transportation

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

...operates a network of buses and elevated/subway trains throughout Chicago. See: CTA - Chicago Transit Authority

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

See RTA - Regional Transportation Authority

Metra (Commuter Rail)

See Metra Rail


O'Hare International Airport
Midway Airport

Midway Airport
O'Hare Internatl. Airport

Street system

It is a grid-system and State Street (runs north-south) & Madison Street (runs west-east) mark the center point. State Street as the vertical axis has marked addresses north of Madison as N State Street. In the other direction S State Street. Madison is therefore the horizontal axis and addresses west of State are marked W Madison Street. In the other direction E Madison Street.


202 m above sealevel

Visitor Center & Information

Please see in our VISITING CHICAGO section: Visitor Info & Getting Around

Living in Chicago

Please see in our LIVING IN CHICAGO section: [see all: Living in Chicago]

GPS Coordinates

1 -- Chicago Cultural Center
Decimal Lat: 41.884449 / Lon: -87.625173

2 -- Visitor Center, Chicago Water Works
Decimal Lat: 41.897542 / Lon: -87.623206

3 -- O'Hare Airport, USA
Decimal Lat: 41.982335 / Lon: -87.875948

4 -- Midway Airport, USA
Decimal Lat: 41.786481 / Lon: -87.743683

5 -- Junction of State St / Madison St, Chicago, USA
Decimal Lat: 41.882095 / Lon: -87.627822


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