Different sizing is used in the UK, Europe, Japan and the U.S. The following charts show the standard U.S.
and international clothing size and shoe size conversions.
CLOTHING SIZE CONVERSION CHART
SHOE SIZE CONVERSION CHART
The dollar is the basic unit of American currency. Foreign currency is not accepted. You can
exchange currency at both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Currency
can also be exchanged at large commercial banks and currency exchanges found throughout Chicago.
Calculate and compare currencies with this
Legal driving age is 16 years old.
Legal car rental age is typically 25 however this varies per company.
The U.S. uses 110-120 volts. 60 cycles is standard. If your small appliance uses 220-240 volts, you’ll
need to bring a voltage converter and a plug adapter with two flat parallel pins.
Legal drinking and gaming age is 21 (photo ID with birth date or passport required).
Legal smoking age is 18 (photo ID with birth date or passport required). Illinois smoking regulations are in effect in most public places.
Illinois is in the Central Standard Time Zone (six hours earlier than GMT). CST is also one hour
earlier than the East Coast and two hours later than the West Coast.
The custom of tipping personnel is a generally accepted practice in Illinois.
15-20% for restaurant wait staff, bartenders and taxicab drivers for standard service.
About $2 for hotel doorman and valet parkers.
$2 per bag for bellhops.
TOURISM & CONVENTION BUREAUS
AND TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS
Find local tourism and convention bureaus throughout Illinois.