Chicago: Windy City Redux

A REINVENTED CHICAGO OFFERS GREAT ART, FOOD AND HIP NEW BARS

With hours to kill in Chicago, you could do worse than Ferris Bueller, actor Matthew Broderick's amiably conniving teen antihero from the 1986 comedy who played hooky and turned the town upside down. But almost two decades later, you could also do much better. Over the years the Windy City has continually reinvented itself, adding world-class tastes to its legacy of blues, comedy and 1920s-era speakeasies.

Here's an insiders' guide to enjoying it all, even if you've got only a short window between meetings. The newest attraction for Chicagoans--and your first stop--is "the Bean": a 66-ft.-long, 110-ton quicksilver blob in Millennium...

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