For those of you who will tear yourselves away from the sessions only long enough to eat, remember that Chicago is a great city for food. Pilsen is the Latino neighborhood where good food is easy to find, and many of you have been to Chinatown in years past. There are other delights, including German, Eastern European, Swedish, African, Jamaican, and Ethiopian. A good rule of thumb is: "Don't eat any dessert bigger than your head." All that doesn't include any of the world-famous, multi-starred, more costly dining places that Chicago also has to offer.
Entertainment includes the new House of Blues that opened during the past year. Also newly reopened in 1998 is the renovated Symphony Center, providing more concerts than ever before. Opera buffs, reserve your tickets in advance, as the Lyric Opera of Chicago has been 98 percent sold out for the past 10 years. Sports fans, by March we should know whether "Da Bulls" are going anywhere in 1999.
As these comments should indicate, there is something new in Chicago for everyone who attends the SAA meeting in 1999. Mark your calendars for March 24-28, 1999!
Winifred Creamer, a member of the Local Arrangements Committee for the Annual Meeting in Chicago, is at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.