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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 leading companies headquartered in Chicago include Boeing, Exelon and Sara Lee.

  • 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.

  • Professional sports teams in Chicago include the American football team, the Chicago Bears, the baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, the baseball team, the Chicago White Sox, the 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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Travel Like a Local Chicago: Chicago Illinois Travel Guidebook

By Nora Willi

Independently published
Released: March 20th, 2023
Paperback (147 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 147
  • Authors: Nora Willi, Travel Like a Local
  • Publication Date: March 20th, 2023
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Chicago Travel Journal: 101 Activities for Kids I Travel to Chicago, Illinois USA (City Line Press)

By City Line Press

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Released: March 3rd, 2024
Paperback (103 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798883242297
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  • Number of Pages: 103
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  • Publication Date: March 3rd, 2024
  • Release Date: March 3rd, 2024
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Illinois Travel Guide: From Chicago Skyscrapers to Shawnee Wilderness and Everything In Between

By Harrison Walshaw

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Released: December 6th, 2023
Paperback (98 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798871050668
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  • Format: Large Print
  • Number of Pages: 98
  • Author: Harrison Walshaw
  • Publication Date: December 6th, 2023
  • Release Date: December 6th, 2023
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Fodor's Chicago (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: April 5th, 2022
Paperback (272 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1640974873
  • EAN: 9781640974876
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  • Edition: 32
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
  • Release Date: April 5th, 2022
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Travel Guide To Chicago Illinois: A Thorough & Updated Companion Covering Accommodations, Itineraries, Planning, Budget, Places To Visit & How To Get Around, Fun and Entertainment,Tips And Advice Etc.

By Charity Smith

Independently published
Released: February 14th, 2024
Paperback (103 pages)

Travel Guide To Chicago Illinois: A Thorough & Updated Companion Covering Accommodations, Itineraries, Planning, Budget, Places To Visit & How To Get Around, Fun and Entertainment,Tips And Advice Etc.
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798879585582
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  • Format: Large Print
  • Number of Pages: 103
  • Author: Charity Smith
  • Publication Date: February 14th, 2024
  • Release Date: February 14th, 2024
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GREATER THAN A TOURIST- CHICAGO ILLINOIS USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Eat Like a Local Illinois)

By Mary Kate Vanecko

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Released: September 24th, 2018
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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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  • Weight: 0.26896395964 pounds
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Streetwise Chicago Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Chicago, Illinois - Folding pocket size travel map with CTA, Metra map (Streetwise Maps)

By Streetwise Maps

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Released: June 1st, 2014
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Eat Like a Local- Chicago: Chicago Illinois Food Guide (Eat Like a Local Illinois)

By Hira Khan

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

By Ted Villaire

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  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Ted Villaire
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Chicago Travel Guide 2024.: Explore Chicago, A Comprehensive Guide to Budget-Friendly Travel, Insider Secrets for Unforgettable Experiences, and Hidden Gems Beyond the Tourist Trail"

By Alice B. Lowry

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  • Number of Pages: 196
  • Author: Alice B. Lowry
  • Publication Date: December 2nd, 2023
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