Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards revealed the top 10 cities in the U.S., ranking Chicago third.
Chicago's stand-out elements, according to readers, included restaurants (90.0), culture/sites (87.3) and shopping (86.3).
The "terrific architecture" and "great ethnic food" help make Chicago a must-see city, landing it a place on our list. The restaurants, skyscrapers, museums, waterfront and more make Chicago a "perfect city for solo, friend, family, or romantic getaways."
O'HARE TO GET NEWER, FASTER BODY SCANNERS THAT ALLEVIATE PRIVACY CONCERNS
By January, O'Hare will have 29 new body scanners that will replace all 23 of the older scanners that the airport has been using since 2010.
These new scanners will display a generic outline of each passenger rather than specific body images that have created privacy concerns among some passengers. "Automated target recognition" software will then detect possible threats — any unusual object will then be highlighted by an orange square on the screen.
O'Hare's new scanners can screen a person in as fast as 10 seconds, which should also speed up security lines.