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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2020

By Not For Tourists

Not For Tourists
Released: October 15th, 2019
Paperback (336 pages)

Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2020
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  • ISBN: 1510747060
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  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Author: Not For Tourists
  • Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
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  • Weight: 0.6503636729 Pounds
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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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  • ISBN: 1634040864
  • EAN: 9781634040860
  • PartNumber: 40860
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Ted Villaire
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DK Eyewitness Chicago (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

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

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  • ISBN: 1465457097
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
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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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  • Manufacturer: Twin Lights Publishers
  • 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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Fodor's Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

Fodor s Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)
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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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Lonely Planet Chicago (City Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Mark Baker & Karla Zimmerman

Lonely Planet
Released: January 21st, 2020
Paperback (336 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1787013472
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  • Edition: 9
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, Ali Lemer, Mark Baker, Kevin Raub, Karla Zimmerman
  • Publication Date: January 21st, 2020
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The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook

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

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  • ISBN: 1948742497
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  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Chicago (Pocket Travel Guide)

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DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: March 19th, 2019
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 128
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The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears, 2nd ed.

By Chicago Tribune Staff

Agate Midway
Released: September 1st, 2020
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: 2
  • Number of Pages: 324
  • Author: Chicago Tribune Staff
  • Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
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111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss Revised & Updated (111 Places in .... That You Must Not Miss)

By Amy Bizzarri

Bizzarri Amy
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  • Number of Pages: 240
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