Re: Chicago getaway ??
I'll second the recommendation of the Hyatt Regency on Wacker. The last time I visited Chicago I booked my room through Priceline and ended up getting a room at the Hyatt Regency for $62 per night, after taxes. The room was very nice and the hotel was nicely situated between the Millenium Park area and the magnificent mile. My only complaint was the fact that the hotel charged $50 per night for parking but we ended up parking at Navy Pier for $24 per night and taking a cab to and from the hotel.
In terms of attractions, I'd highly recommend the Museum of Science and Industry.