CHICAGOANS SHOW YOU THE ROPES

The Windy City may well become the Friendly City thanks to its new Chicago Greeter service. The Chicago Office of Tourism invites you to participate, gratis, in a volunteer-based service that gives you an authentic insider’s knowledge of the sights of the city, its easy walkability, and painless public transportation system. Visitors match with locals through an online registration system based on interests and language (the more than 100 greeters speak 13 different languages). What a deal. Hook up with your personal guide for
a two- to four-hour visit at www.chicagogreeter.com or call (312) 744-8000. —