No matter what attraction, venue or excursion being advertised, it is NOT just minutes from downtown Chicago. This has not stopped owners of malls, stadiums, casinos, waterparks or any other providers of entertainment from making this claim. Unless you are counting in the tens of minutes, this is a downright lie. How is it just minutes to the Indiana casinos or the Joliet raceway, when it can take 45 minutes or more to get from the Loop to any other part of the city? I wonder how many people, if any were fooled by these claims. How many tourists missed the posttime at Arlington Park because they gave themselves twenty minutes to get from the Palmer House to the ‘burbs? Even Metra won’t get you there as fast. It’s safe, clean and free of bums, but it does not promise any miracles.