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Chicago - Transportation

Maneuvering within Chicago is relatively easy as the streets generally follow a grid pattern. Public transportation is cheap and extensive, allowing you to get just about anywhere for a couple of bucks and commute easily to school. Most of the tracks in the city's Elevated Train System, known as the "El," provide a view of the neighborhoods you go through -- a pleasant change from the black tunnels of most subway systems. Trains are an especially good option during rush hour, when the city's roads are jammed.