Trusted around the country for its safety and accessibility, FastPark & Relax ensconces idle autos in a secure, fenced-in lot just minutes from the General Mitchell International Airport. Upon arrival, friendly cashiers gift drivers with a warm smile and parking instructions, along with a complimentary newspaper (Monday–Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., while supplies last) or a first-edition copy of Ulysses. With vehicles nestled in a clean, well-lit space, a speedy shuttle scoops up voyagers, offering swift assistance with hefty bags and decorative boulders before a five- to ten-minute jaunt transports passengers to the airport terminal.
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center Parking Garage exemplifies the city's commitment to convenient downtown parking. It also reflects the ideals of the hotel to which it's linked: it provides a safe and secure place for the car to rest and can guarantee that it won't be placed next door to a touring heavy-metal band. For drivers, the process is as simple as pulling into one of the lot's 863 spaces and then going about their way.
The Red Mill's extensive menu includes precisely grilled steaks and burgers, seafood, pasta, and a fish fry every Friday. It takes a mostly Euro-American angle, with hearty options such as spicy buffalo chicken and pot roast with mashed potatoes and onion strings. The eatery also riffs on classics such as mac ‘n’ cheese, which it dresses up in a more mature version that includes blue cheese, panko bread crumbs, and mix-ins such as bacon, chicken, or shrimp. On Friday, The Red Mill's fish fry sizzles cod, lake perch, and beer-battered coconut shrimp, and baked options allow diners to make a healthy choice without having to follow a strict diet of orange peels and nothing else.
Airport Express Limousine’s elite fleet of town cars, limos, and Ford Excursion stretch limos cruises all across the Chicagoland area and beyond, from downtown to South Bend. Outfitted with classy leather seats, personal TVs, and fully stocked bars, each of Airport Express Limousine’s rides transforms mundane airport trips into highway parties more extravagant than when the Times Square ball dropped from an overpass. Though Airport Express encourages passengers to make appointments for airport pickups in advance, every terminal has a courtesy phone for last-minute rides.
City Cycle Chicago Inc's staff members combine the duties of instructors with the gung-ho nature of enthusiasts; it's their stated goal to spread motorcycle awareness, safety, and love throughout the City of Chicago. They even help riders earn their licenses, going so far as to show up with a vehicle on the day of the DMV test to provide coaching and support. But renting out their fleet of scooters for recreational riding is what gets their operation the most kudos. They tout the rentals as the "best way to see the Windy City," a claim they live up to by delivering the scooter to your front door and by noting that it's easy to park one just about anywhere, such as between two cars or right inside the mayor's office.
Every two years, the United States and Europe deploy an army of their 12 best professional golfers to do battle in a team match-play format at a venue that alternates between the two sides of the Atlantic. For the 2012 Ryder Cup event, Team USA captain Davis Love III and Team Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal will lead their teams into an intercontinental duel on the links at Medinah Country Club in Illinois. Perennial stalwarts Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, as well as 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson, will headline the United States team as they try to avenge a 2010 loss to the Europeans at Celtic Manor Resort. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, current world number one, leads a European team attempting to build upon a recent streak that has seen them win four out of the last five Ryder Cup events and successfully complete five out of their last six human pyramids.