aww thanks for the reply. But plans have changed. There will only be 4 adults in total and NO children....BUT i dont know much about Chicago so I dont know how bad the drive is from the subarbs. Im aware that the lola will be there thats weekend. (thanks!)....Ummm yes I am driving....so for the people who have been to chicago would you stay in the subarbs and save money or pay for downtown ? (taking into consideration the drive, finding/paying for parking...etc?) My plans for chicago are: -magnificent mile -Aurora outlets -something Pier not too complicated.