My husband is headed to Chicago for work meetings and his Boss has invited myself and our son to tag along and play tourist in Chicago since we have never been there before.
He has us staying at the crowne plaza in Northbrook, which is outside of Chicago I believe. Is there public transit from Northbrook to downtown Chicago, like a Light Rail Transit or Subway ? If so is there parking in Northbrook or would be have to walk or cab it from the hotel to the station? Is the area safe or should we be back before nightfall?