I adore Chicago. I love everything there is to do, the museums, institutions and art collections that make it a world class city but without that New York pressure to keep moving. The parks and open spaces here to stop and reflect. How easy to get around in every method of transportation: walking, biking, taking a car, bus, train, even a boat sometimes!
Winter after snowstorm, even a light dusting of snow. Summer by the lake, summer outside anywhere. The restaurants are fantastic, the bars are even better.