O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
From O'Hare airport, take the train from the terminal to Downtown. I think it costs only $2. The train system in very efficient in Chicago and you can walk pretty much any where in Downtown or taking the train. Parking at the hotel is very expensive, typically anywhere from 25 to 30 dallars a night.
By airplane. O'Hare is a large airport located on the northwest side of Chicago. It's relatively efficient, excluding domestic flights. O'Hare also is very sensitive to bad weather. If there is a snow storm, a lot of flights could be cancelled.
For the lazy traveller - rent a car.
For a traveller who wants to feel like Chicagoan - CTA. CTA is the transit authority of Chicago, they have a 'L' (e-L-evated) train here and lots of buses.
For a traveller who wants to sweat - biking or walking. There isn't a lot of bike routes, but lakefront is worth biking on.
From Ohare the best way to travel is a taxi cab or subway. A taxi cab ride will cost aroun $35...subway $1.50. The subway picks up in the airport and drops you off right in the city. It is a good economical option..
Taxi Cabs - it is cheap, efficient and easy
Lucky you Chicago airport is one of the best airports in the entire country. You can spend hours just in the airport. As strange as it seems you can take the subway or 'L' to almost any place from the airport. I took the 'L' to my friend's house and thought it was so strange to carry two suitcases around town, but everyone does it. The ground transportation is great and easy to follow in Chicago.
Although well outside of town the airport most people use to get to Chicago is O'hare (ORD). Lettered ORD for the Orchard Fields it was put in both American and United use it as a hub.
You will find internet access in the B concourse of United's Terminal 1 at O'Hare Airport. This will have to do until the "wi-fi" situation improves!
O'Hare International Airport handles more passengers then any other airport in the world.
Midway Airport usually handles domestic flights.
Chicago O'Hare (airport code: ORD)
It's the busiest aiport in the world and one of the largest so make sure you have plenty of time to get to your gate if you have a layover.
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 5 (International Terminal). It's new and beautifully designed. There are 4 terminals at O'Hare and they are connected by train.