DISCOVER: THE WORLD
Juneteenth in Chicago
2022 Chicago Festival Guide
Art in Miami
A Lens on Equity in Chicago
O'Hare and Midway
Lori E. Lightfoot
It’s summertime in Chicago, and we’re so glad you’re here! You could not have picked a better time to visit America’s greatest city. This time of year, the activities and fun are endless.
Chicago summers are all about our neighborhood festivals. From Humboldt Park to South Shore, from Logan Square to Lakeview, from Rogers Park to Portage Park, there are one-of-a-kind street festivals happening every weekend in our city through September. See the Festival Guide for a complete list.
We talk about neighborhoods a lot in this city because Chicago’s strength and vibrancy can truly be found in all 77 of our neighborhoods. Nowhere is that more accurate than on our South and West sides, where a dedicated group of residents, entrepreneurs and dreamers are working every day with my administration to make our neighborhoods safer and more prosperous.
Jamie L. Rhee
Welcome to Chicago!
On behalf of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), welcome to O’Hare and Midway International Airports. You’re visiting at an exciting time for our airport community!
Thanks to Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s steady and sensible leadership with a focus on equitable recovery, Chicago is back and ready for a great summer.
At our airports, passenger traffic is gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels, and the airlines continue to invest heavily to ensure O’Hare and Midway remain critical to the air traffic network across the nation and the globe.
As the banks of Lake Michigan unfurl their lush greenery, Chicagoans come out to play. Whether you plan to festival hop, splash along the water, cheer on baseball and music stars, or celebrate the Fourth of July in grand old flag style, summer in Chicago is a great time of year.
In this issue of Air Chicago we discuss the very important subject of equity in our in-depth feature A Lens on Equity in Chicago. We dive into Mayor Lightfoot’s signature equitable development initiative INVEST S/W and learn how we can revitalize historic commercial corridors in South and West side neighborhoods.