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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:
  • Probably 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 leading companies that have based their headquarters in Chicago include Boeing, Exelon and Sara Lee.

  • Professional sports franchises 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.

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

  • 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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How to Travel the World Without Leaving Illinois: 100 Ways to Visit 10 Countries, All Near Chicago

By Cam Brenson

Independently published
Released: February 3rd, 2021
Paperback (114 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798704325833
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  • Number of Pages: 114
  • Author: Cam Brenson
  • Publication Date: February 3rd, 2021
  • Release Date: February 3rd, 2021
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  • 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
Map (1 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Michelin
  • 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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The Monocle Travel Guide to Chicago

gestalten
Released: August 31st, 2019
Hardcover (148 pages)

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  • ISBN: 3899559711
  • EAN: 9783899559712
  • PartNumber: 54700037
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  • Number of Pages: 148
  • Publication Date: August 31st, 2019
  • Release Date: August 31st, 2019
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  • Weight: 0.8 Pounds
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Weird Chicago (Haunted Illinois)

By Troy Taylor & Ken Melvoin-Berg

Whitechapel Productions
Released: July 14th, 2008
Paperback (350 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Whitechapel Productions
  • Brand: Whitechapel Productions
  • ISBN: 1892523590
  • EAN: 9781892523594
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  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 350
  • Authors: Troy Taylor, Adam Selzer, Ken Melvoin-Berg
  • Publication Date: July 14th, 2008
  • Release Date: July 14th, 2008
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  • Weight: 1.32938743986 Pounds
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Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad (Images of Rail)

By Clifford J. Downey

Arcadia Publishing
Released: August 15th, 2007
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0738550744
  • EAN: 9780738550749
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Clifford J. Downey
  • Publication Date: August 15th, 2007
  • Release Date: August 15th, 2007
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  • Weight: 0.71 Pounds
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Chicago Travel Guide 2022: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Chicago, Illinois (Travel Guide 2022)

By Robert F. Turow

Independently published
Released: May 5th, 2021
Paperback (158 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798749312966
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  • Number of Pages: 158
  • Author: Robert F. Turow
  • Publication Date: May 5th, 2021
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  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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Chicago Travel Guide 2022: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Chicago, Illinois (Travel Guide 2022)

By Maurice N. Hammett

Independently published
Released: May 3rd, 2021
Paperback (158 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798748147644
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  • Number of Pages: 158
  • Author: Maurice N. Hammett
  • Publication Date: May 3rd, 2021
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GREATER THAN A TOURIST- CHICAGO ILLINOIS USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Mary Kate Vanecko

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Released: September 24th, 2018
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  • ISBN: 1723983365
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  • Number of Pages: 105
  • Authors: Mary Kate Vanecko, Greater Than a Tourist
  • Publication Date: September 24th, 2018
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

By Ted Villaire

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Released: July 3rd, 2018
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  • ISBN: 1634040864
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Ted Villaire
  • Publication Date: July 3rd, 2018
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Living Landmarks of Chicago

By Theresa L. Goodrich

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  • Author: Theresa L. Goodrich
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