The Chicago metro area is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as the counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will in Illinois; Lake and Porter in Indiana; and Kenosha in Wisconsin.
Please review the Submission Guidelines.

This category is for sites that concern more than one area in the category description.

If the site concerns only one area, please submit it to the proper locality or county. By following these simple guidelines, you will speed the review process, allowing the site to be listed sooner.

Serving the Chicago area is NOT qualification for this category. Otherwise, everybody would be listed here.

A photography studio or photographer must offer multiple locations to be considered for this cateogry.

Submission to this category without multiple locations WILL result in extreme delay in publishing the site.

If a locality does not have a photography category, one will be created should you properly submit it to the correct locality.

Also, submitting a site to the ''City of Chicago'' category without actually being located in Chicago, is also grounds for HUGE delays in actually getting the site published.

The Open Directory Project lists businesses according to their physical locations, regardless of the area they serve.

If the business has locations in more than one city or town and they''re all in the Chicago area, please submit the listing to this category.
If the business is located only in one town/city, please find the proper listing here.

Please submit high school reunion sites to the locality of the high school.
Includes guides and directories focused on the Chicago area.
This category contains links to sites related to maps and views of Chicago Metro Area. Sites may include photography of the city/area, Web cams, along with modern day and historical maps.
This category includes links to metro-level sites and city/village categories links related to news and media coverage, including radio, television, magazines and e-zines, newspapers and related resources.
DO NOT SUBMIT automobile dealership sites to this category. They will be deleted.
Includes links to resources centered around the Chicago metro area scientific, environmental and natural resources.
Please do NOT submit sites of an Adult nature.
Includes area transportation resources for those traveling to and from, and within the Chicagoland.
If your site does not offer information for the entire metro area, please submit your listing to the proper locale. Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory. Submission Tips: When writing the site's title, please ensure it is the same as the organization, business or resource. When writing your site's description, please tell what the site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language. Include items such as "contains overview of products and services, newsletters, mailing list, contact information, links" or similar wording.
Please do NOT submit lodging affiliate sites, if a site exists for the actual company''s lodging website.