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Vacation 2 USA   >   Illinois   >   Towns and Cities   >   Chicago

   
 

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:
  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Chicago include Boeing, Exelon and Sara Lee.

  • Airports serving Chicago include Chicago Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport.

  • Perhaps the best known 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Books About Chicago


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Lonely Planet Chicago 9 (City Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: January 10th, 2020
Paperback (336 pages)

Lonely Planet Chicago 9 (City Guide)
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Lonely Planet Chicago 9 (City Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBN: 1787013472
  • EAN: 9781787013476
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 9
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Author: Lonely Planet
  • Publication Date: January 10th, 2020
  • Release Date: January 10th, 2020
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  • Size: 7.75 Inches by 5.1 Inches by 0.95 Inches
  • Weight: 0.85539357656 Pounds
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DK Eyewitness Chicago (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

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

DK Eyewitness Chicago (Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Chicago (Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • Brand: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBN: 1465457097
  • EAN: 9781465457097
  • PartNumber: illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
  • Release Date: January 17th, 2017
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  • Size: 8.75 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.53 Inches
  • Weight: 0.9 Pounds
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Fodor's Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: January 22nd, 2019
Paperback (304 pages)

Fodor s Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor's Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1640971122
  • EAN: 9781640971127
  • PartNumber: unknown
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  • Paperback
  • 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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  • Size: 7.9 Inches by 5.2 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.7 Pounds
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Top 10 Chicago (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

Released: March 7th, 2019
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Chicago (Pocket Travel Guide)
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Top 10 Chicago (Pocket Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBN: 0241355990
  • EAN: 9780241355992
  • PartNumber: 9780241355992
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: March 7th, 2019
  • Release Date: March 7th, 2019
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  • Size: 0.5 Inches by 7.5 Inches by 4.0 Inches
  • Weight: 0.4188782978 Pounds
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Chicago (Monocle Travel Guide)

DGV
Released: June 30th, 2019
Hardcover (148 pages)

Chicago (Monocle Travel Guide)
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Chicago (Monocle Travel Guide)
  • Manufacturer: gestalten
  • Brand: DGV
  • ISBN: 3899559711
  • EAN: 9783899559712
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  • Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 148
  • Publication Date: June 30th, 2019
  • Release Date: June 30th, 2019
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  • Size: 8.267716527 Inches by 5.511811018 Inches by 0.5118110231 Inches
  • Weight: 0.7 Pounds
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The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook

Released: September 10th, 2019
Paperback (224 pages)

The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook
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The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook
  • Manufacturer: Belt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1948742497
  • EAN: 9781948742498
  • PartNumber: Illustrations
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  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
  • Release Date: September 10th, 2019
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  • Size: 8.9 Inches by 5.9 Inches by 0.8 Inches
  • Weight: 0.85 Pounds
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

By Ted Villaire

AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
Released: July 3rd, 2018
Paperback (312 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana
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  • Brand: AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
  • ISBN: 1634040864
  • EAN: 9781634040860
  • PartNumber: 40860
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Ted Villaire
  • Publication Date: July 3rd, 2018
  • Release Date: July 3rd, 2018
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  • Size: 8.9 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.6 Inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds
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Frommer's Chicago day by day (Day by Day Guides)

By Kate Silver

Released: May 7th, 2019
Paperback (192 pages)

Frommer s Chicago day by day (Day by Day Guides)
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  • Manufacturer: FrommerMedia
  • ISBN: 1628874406
  • EAN: 9781628874402
  • PartNumber: color photographs throughout, charts thr
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Kate Silver
  • Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
  • Release Date: May 7th, 2019
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  • Size: 7.25 Inches by 4.25 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.5 Pounds
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Streetwise Chicago Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Chicago, Illinois (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: August 12th, 2018
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Streetwise Chicago Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Chicago, Illinois (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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  • Brand: Michelin
  • ISBN: 2067229907
  • EAN: 9782067229907
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  • Product Category: Map
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 1
  • Author: Michelin
  • Publication Date: August 12th, 2018
  • Release Date: August 12th, 2018
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  • Size: 8.54 Inches by 4.08 Inches by 0.16 Inches
  • Weight: 0.14991433816 Pounds
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Moon Chicago (Travel Guide)

By Rebecca Holland

AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
Released: April 24th, 2018
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Moon Chicago (Travel Guide)
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  • Brand: AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
  • ISBN: 1631217089
  • EAN: 9781631217081
  • PartNumber: 1 Colour Foldout Map
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Author: Rebecca Holland
  • Publication Date: April 24th, 2018
  • Release Date: April 24th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.56438339072 Pounds
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