I will be driving my mother's car cross country with her dog and some of her belongings. (My mother has already moved to a facility near my home.) The shortest route passes by Chicago, and I was thinking of spending a night in the city. I could see an old friend the evening I arrive and make a professional connection the following morning. The main potential snag here is parking a car loaded with stuff safely overnight. Staying outside the city in a safe suburb is not an appealing option, since since I'd have to drive back and forth to destinations in the city in the evening and the following morning, including dealing with the morning rush hour commute into Chicago. I am prepared to pay for secure parking, which to me implies active surveillance around the clock. I am considering the Hotel Allegro, which offers valet parking for $57 a night. I know that overnight parking is available in downtown Chicago for less than that and don't feel that valet service implies security. That said, I'd pay $50 for a secure spot. Can anyone recommend a safe place to park a visibly loaded car? Thanks.