For travel over the July 4th holiday, fly nonstop from Chicago to New York for $141 roundtrip on United.
Searching United, we found seats in basic economy departing ORD on Monday, July 2, returning from LGA on Saturday, July 7. Regular economy seats are available for $257 roundtrip on these same dates.
Other dates are available for travel throughout summer, with fares dropping by a few bucks in September.
See our Chicago ORD fare listings for a complete look at current finds.
Need a room in New York? Here's what we've found for the above dates on Hotelwatchdog.