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Living in Milwaukee
City Information

Chicago has 77 different neighborhoods and each has its own culture. During the summer, there are music festivals, movies in the park, yoga/Pilates in the park, and other activities that are free! Chicago has multiple beaches, recreational and running/bike paths along Lake Shore, and a number of museums and attractions including Adler Planetarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Millennium Park, DuSable Museum of African-American History, Grant Park, John Hancock Observatory, Navy Pier, and Wrigley Field. 

Living In Milwaukee
Housing

Average rental cost for a 2-3 bedroom apartment is $550/month for each person. AmeriCorps members typically live in Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village, Lakeview, Uptown, Lincoln Park, Rogers Park, Hyde Park, Bridgeport, and Bronzeville.

Living in Milwaukee
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transit pass for the entire year of service. Public transportation is very reliable and accessible throughout the entire city. 
Useful Chicago Links

Things To Do
City of Chicago
Events Calendar
Chicago News
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder
Farmers’ Market

Fun Things to Do

Find discounted or free things to do in Chicago
Laugh your way through a Second City show with comedy’s premiere talent
Download free walking tours to explore the windy city
Check out this list of free museums to explore
Walk through the Lincoln Park Conservatory to experience this tropical destination
Snap a photo at the Cloud Gate while you explore the art and architecture of Millenium Park
Listen to free live music in the park during the warm summer months
Find all of the cheap eats and activities happening throughout the city
Enjoy everything Chicago has to offer on a budget
Plan to attend one of Chicago's many festivals by viewing the Chicago Festival Calendar!