Re: Chicago getaway ??
Last summer, the Art Institute was free after 5pm on Thursday evening. And they had outdoor movies in the park ... on Tuesdays I think?. I saw Psycho on a trip last August with thousands of others who were lounging around on blankets passing around hummus and crackers and drinking wine. It was fun. Those are things to think about, if you're there on those days.
Millenium Park is wonderful to walk thru, too. The bean is cool, and so is the fountain with the faces. Watching the kids play in the water was fun.
I took the architectural river tour, too. Very intersting.
I love Chicago.