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Chicago


Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the largest city in Illinois, and 3rd largest in the United States over all. As of the 2000 census, the city iself had a population of 2,896,016. Additionally, when combined with its suburbs and the nine surrounding counties in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, the metropolitan area (known as "Chicagoland") has a population of almost 10 million.

Chicago, Illinois

The city has a highly diversified economy, including financial services, manufacturing, printing and publishing. Chicago is home to the nation's 2nd largest business district (after New York City), and the 3rd largest media market (after Los Angeles and New York City), and four major financial and futures exchanges.

Field Museum of Natural History:
Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago is a popular tourist destination, attracting well over 30 million visitors each year. Some of the attractions in Chicago include:

Chicago Facts


Here is some more information about Chicago:
  • Professional sports teams in Chicago include the American football team, the Chicago Bears, the Major League Baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, the Major League Baseball team, the Chicago White Sox, the NBA basketball team, the Chicago Bulls, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

  • Major airports for Chicago include Chicago Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport.

  • Perhaps the most famous educational institution in Chicago is the University of Chicago, which is a private university that was originally founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1890, and held its first classes in 1892.

  • Some of the major companies headquartered in Chicago include Boeing, Exelon and Sara Lee.

  • Chicago is home to a unique style of pizza, known simply as Chicago-style pizza. Chicago-style pizza is very a deep dish pizza, more like a casserole or lasagna than traditional thin crust pizza, and which was probably invented at Pizzeria Uno in Chicago in 1943. Additionally, there also another style of pizza that is unique to the city, sometimes known as "flat pizza" which has a crunchy texture and is usually cut into squares (known as "party cut").

    Flat Pizza


  • Chicago's nicknames include "Chi-Town", "City in a Garden", "The City of the Big Shoulders", "The City That Works", "The Second City", and "The Windy City".

Weather in Chicago


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Fodor's Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: January 22nd, 2019
Paperback (304 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1640971122
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: 31
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: January 22nd, 2019
  • Release Date: January 22nd, 2019
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  • Weight: 0.7 Pounds
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Walking Chicago: 35 Tours of the Windy City's Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore

By Robert Loerzel

Wilderness Press
Released: August 11th, 2020
Paperback (224 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0899976972
  • EAN: 9780899976976
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  • Edition: Second
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Author: Robert Loerzel
  • Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
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Chicago, Illinois: A Photographic Portrait

By Tom Barrat

Twin Lights Publishers
Released: April 15th, 2020
Hardcover (128 pages)

Chicago, Illinois: A Photographic Portrait
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  • ISBN: 1934907642
  • EAN: 9781934907641
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Authors: Tom Barrat, Courtney Pitt
  • Publication Date: April 15th, 2020
  • Release Date: April 15th, 2020
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Oddball Illinois: A Guide To 450 Really Strange Places (Oddball Series)

By Jerome Pohlen

Chicago Review Press
Released: May 1st, 2012
Paperback (336 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Chicago Review Press
  • Brand: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBNs: 1613740328, 9781613740323
  • EAN: 9781613740323
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Author: Jerome Pohlen
  • Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
  • Release Date: May 1st, 2012
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DK Eyewitness Chicago (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: January 17th, 2017
Multicolor Paperback (212 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1465457097
  • EAN: 9781465457097
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
  • Release Date: January 17th, 2017
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

By Ted Villaire

Menasha Ridge Press
Released: July 3rd, 2018
Paperback (312 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana
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  • Brand: Menasha Ridge Press
  • ISBN: 1634040864
  • EAN: 9781634040860
  • PartNumber: 40860
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Ted Villaire
  • Publication Date: July 3rd, 2018
  • Release Date: July 3rd, 2018
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A Birder's Guide to the Chicago Region

By Stephanie A. Carpenter

Northern Illinois University Press
Released: November 1st, 1999
Paperback (262 pages)

A Birder s Guide to the Chicago Region
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  • ISBN: 0875805825
  • EAN: 9780875805825
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 262
  • Authors: Stephanie A. Carpenter, Joel Greenberg
  • Publication Date: November 1st, 1999
  • Release Date: November 1st, 1999
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Illinois: 2021 Chicago Planner for Illinois Farmers (Midwest Gifts)

By Daniel Timothy

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Released: October 3rd, 2020
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  • Number of Pages: 130
  • Author: Daniel Timothy
  • Publication Date: October 3rd, 2020
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AIA Guide to Chicago

By American Institute of Architects Chicago

University of Illinois Press
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Number of Pages: 550
  • Author: American Institute of Architects Chicago
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Forgotten Chicago (Images of America: Illinois)

By John Paulett

Arcadia Publishing
Released: May 31st, 2004
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  • ISBN: 0738532797
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Authors: John Paulett, Ron Gordon
  • Publication Date: May 31st, 2004
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