I think I'm dragging my feet the most on where to stay. I've got a couple of places nailed down, but the rest is still up in the air*. I'm always on the hunt for thrifty and unique, but that's not always easy. Here are a few places I've considered along the way.
I spent quite a bit of time looking for adapted reuse hotels in and around the Chicago area but didn't have any luck finding anything. It looks like I'll have to settle for the Gilded Age, if I want an historic hotel in Chicago.
*As of August 12.