Despite uptick in gun violence, Chicago named No. 2 travel destination in U.S.

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CHICAGO -- As the city deals with increasing gun violence, a national publication singled out Chicago as one of the country's top tourist destinations.

Conde Nast Traveler named Chicago the No. 2 tourist destination among big U.S. cities, only behind New York.

The city earned high marks for its parks, and events like the James Beard Awards.

The survey also named 20 Chicago hotels to a list of the nation's best hotels.

But this comes as the violence continues to spiral out of control on Chicago's streets in West and South Side neighborhoods.

Five people were shot and one of them has died after a mass shooting in Englewood Monday night

Police say more than 570 people have been killed so far this year, but the Chicago Tribune puts that figure at closer to 600.

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