08/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

A Guide To Chicago City Guides

Summertime in Chicago means many things to many people, but to an increasingly cash-strapped city it means it's time for the annual influx of those sweet, sweet tourist dollars. In an effort to show off the visitor-friendly side of the Second City, countless publications and media personalities have offered their takes on what makes this town so great yet. While perusing these well-intentioned manuals and unknowingly outdated itineraries, The A.V. Club couldn't help but notice the omission of a few important details. Ever the eager tour guide, allow us to explain.

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