Hey y’all, from Texas (imagine that in a hick accent. I’m actually typing this while sitting on a horse at my longhorn ranch next to an oil rig)

I’ll be passing through your fine city in a couple of weeks. Specifically, I’m flying into (in to? I’m never sure on that one) O’Hare then taking the Amtrak. I’ve got pretty good directions on how to get from one to the other, but I’m going to be spending more time there than I anticipated — I got switched to a later train. On the one hand, it will be good to have less time pressure going from airport to train station. On the other hand, it means several hours in a city I don’t know, probably just hanging out in Union Station.

My question is this: what’s Union Station like? Is it dismal and grim or well-lit and only slightly grim? Is there anything around there worth seeing?

Thanks in advance; now I’ve got to get in my Cadillac-car before this tornado gets here.