Chicago is Illinois’s largest city and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, having a “Chicagoland” metropolitan population of 9,618,502 people. The current median household income for Chicago is $78,166. Chicago is well-known for its beloved sports teams, world-class research universities, and deep dish pizza. The city wraps around the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan – offering all kinds of boating and water sports activities, a well as long beaches. The greater Chicago metro area is home to some major employers, including Boeing HQ, Kraft Heinz, ConAgra, McDonalds HQ, Quaker Oats, Wrigley Company, RR Donnelly and many others!