‘Here is the news from the BBC – this is my kind of town!’ North America news editor Jon Sopel hits Chicago for river tours and rooftop dinners

There’s an old Zsa Zsa Gabor comment about money, love and happiness, which goes: ‘I’ve been poor and I’ve been rich, and I’d rather be rich and unhappy than poor and unhappy.’ 

Well, let me rework that to apply to Chicago. I’ve been to the Windy City in winter and been happy, and I’ve been to Chicago in summer and been happy – and let me tell you, summer is better.

Unless, that is, you want to test how effective your 11-tog, down-lined coat really is, or discover how long it takes before your jaw starts seizing up. 

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