We visited chicago last year for labor day and are planning a repeat; we did the museums, deep dish pizza, architecture tours, sears tower, etc. This time we do not want the tourist stuff :)
Here is a question for locals: If you spent years there and moved away, but had the chance to return for 3 days, what would your must be stops include? Markets, restaurants, coffee shops, book stores, clubs--things you would really miss where you used to hang out.
We are staying downtown and also will have a car, besides not being adverse to using the train or a cab.