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Chicago has amazing arts, music, food, sports and architecture, everything you'd want in a city and considerably cheaper than the coasts. We know we have great universities and a strong intellectual core. How many cities have a battle for the minds between the Chicago Ideas Week starting today and the Chicago Humanities Festival beginning next week?
Chicago isn't as well known for its high tech. Computer science in Chicago is good but not yet as strong as it should be. We do have some very strong CS departments nearby at Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Purdue. Chicago has had its successful startups most notably Groupon. Chicago should be a major high tech hub but we need to sell ourselves better.
Next time you are stranded at O'Hare, take the El to the Loop and check out our great city. Prepare to be amazed.