Subject: Chicago stays & eats

On a recent trip to Chicago, we stayed at the The Silversmith, a Crowne Plaza property near the jewelery district - very nice rooms, great service, good price and near the El. Highly recommend. Another great property is the Park Hyatt, and there is a great restaurant there - the NoMi They have a great garden rooftop terrace, excellent scenery and great food - not cheap, but worth it.