I recently visited Chicago for my birthday and for the 4th of July. Normally when I visit, I'm in a less...um, "tourist friendly" side of town. Anytime I go, it's all love, but this time I got to see some of the things that make people of Chicago so proud to be from there. Notice I said I saw only some of the city while I was there. Chicago is huge. And by huge I mean drive for ONE WHOLE HOUR ON THE HIGHWAY and still be the city huge. I can't wait til me and me ol' camera go back. Click here to see entire gallery.