Lots of cities have public transportation, but Chicago’s El train serves as an artery for something travelers know can be frustrating: access to the airports. Residents who don’t travel much don’t likely think much of it, but the Blue Line (to O’Hare) and Orange Line (to Midway) are a godsend, a way to get to the airports without an expensive cab ride, hotel-sponsored mini-van rides or the help of a begrudging friend. And as helpful as that is, sports fans already appreciate the other El extra: direct access from Wrigley Field to Comiskey Park, on the same train. Unlike New York City, it offers baseball fans the true subway series experience, although the powers that be seem to make that occasion more rare every year.
Best of Chicago 2002