This will be my 1st NC and also my 1st time in Chicago...so what I need to know is how much $ I should be putting aside for food, taxis, etc. I think my Director is probably sick of me asking her questions about conference already LOL. I've set aside my $200 conference fee (will be nice to get free or even 1/2 price but to be on the safe side LOL), about $180 for the hotel (we're splitting the room 4 ways for 3 nights), $25 for the HO tour, and money for my ticket out there. What else would I need money for? What are food prices like out there? Taxis? Thanks in advance! I know it's a lot of ?'s (and I'm sure I'll think of more) but I REALLY like to be prepared!!!