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Chicago, Illinois — officially the City of Chicago and colloquially known as Chicago, the Second City and the Windy City — is the third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles and is the largest inland city of the nation.
Chicago is also home to the University of Illinois at Chicago, one of the nation's largest urban public universities and a number of smaller colleges geared towards the fine arts, such as Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, and The School at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chicago then became one of the largest grain and lumber ports in the world, with grain going to more established populations and lumber being sent to the forest-starved prairies where new settlers needed to build.
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  Chicago, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chicago, Illinois — officially the City of Chicago and colloquially known as Chicago, the Second City and the Windy City — is the third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles and is the largest inland city of the nation.
Chicago and Chicagoland, when combined with the greater Milwaukee region, is often considered a megacity or megalopolis with a population that nears approximately 12 million people.
Chicago is also home to the University of Illinois at Chicago, one of the nation's largest urban public universities and a number of smaller colleges geared towards the fine arts, such as Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, and The School at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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 Chicago, Illinois article - Chicago, Illinois Chicago (disambiguation) skyline city United States 2000 Census - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with an official population of 2,896,016 as of the 2000 US Census and when combined with its suburbs a metro area population rapidly approaching ten million.
Chicago is located in the state of Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Chicago is a well-known theater town and is a national nexus for improvisational comedy.
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 Chicago, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated as a town with a population of 350.
Chicago is considered to be one of the largest Democratic strongholds in the United States, as an example, the citizens of Chicago have not elected a Republican mayor since 1927 when William Thompson was voted into office.
Chicago then became one of the largest grain and lumber ports in the world with grain sent to more established populations and lumber being sent to the forest-starved prairies where new settlers needed to build.
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 Bambooweb: Chicago Illinois
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 US Census.
Chicago is considered to be the third largest metropolitan area in North America and as such has many different forms of media and outlets to support its status.
Chicago school of architecture and the Chicago schools of economic theory, literary criticism and urban sociology, the latter three founded by the University of Chicago.
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 Chicago, Illinois
Chicago was first settled by Europeans when Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, an African American from Haiti, settled on the Chicago River.
Chicago actively pursues the sister cities program and has, in fact, the largest number of sister city connections out any city in the United States.
University of Chicago, a rigorous institution known for having the most Nobel Prizes asoociated with it than any other university, it is essentially analogous to Hyde Park, the south side neighborhood it calls home.
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 Chicago, Illinois - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Image:Chicago lit.jpg On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated with a population of 350.
Chicago's politics lean famously to the left compared to the rest of the midwest, and it is often said that Chicago is the "East Coast" of the Midwest.
The Chicago Bulls of the NBA are argueably the the most recognized basketball team in the world thanks to the heriocs of the player who is usually cited as the best basketball player the world has ever seen, Michael Jordan.
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Chicago is located in the Midwestern state of Illinois along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.
Chicago was the site of the world's first skyscraper, and today is the financial, transportation, and cultural capital of the Midwest.
Chicago also has several dozen distinct neighborhoods to match its ethnic diversity; the city is divided into 77 official community areas.
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 CPL - Chicago Nicknames
Because of their loud boasts of the virtues of the city, Chicago was dubbed the "Windy City" after its "windy" citizenry in the 1850s, according to stories.
There are a number of examples of the "Windy City" nickname being used in newspaper headlines by the mid 1880s.
Later, Chicago and New York were competing to hold the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
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Chicago, known as the "Second City," the "Windy City," the "City of Big Shoulders," and "Chi-town," (and other nicknames) is the third most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles.
Chicago was the site of the world's first skyscraper, and today is the architectural, financial, and cultural capital of the Midwest and transportation center of the country, with more rail lines and interstates radiating from the city than any other city in the country.
Chicago is third in the country behind Las Vegas and Orlando in the number of conventions hosted annually.
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 Chicago, Illinois - TCP Poetry Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated with a population of 350.
Chicago is also considered to be the second-largest Serbian and Lithuanian city in the world, and the third largest Greek city after Melbourne, Australia.
The Chicago Bulls of the NBA are arguably the most recognized basketball team in the world, thanks to the heroics of a player often cited as the best ever, Michael Jordan, who led the team to six NBA championships in eight seasons in the 1990s.
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 Chicago - A Quick Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Chicago is known as the "Second City," the "Windy City," the "City of Big Shoulders", "Chi-City,"and "Chi-town." When combined with its suburbs and nine surrounding counties in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, the greater metropolitan area known as Chicagoland encompasses a population greater than 9.4 million, making it the third largest in the United States.
Chicago in its first century was one of the fastest growing cities in the world, having started with a population of zero at the beginning of the 1800's swelling to over 1 million people by 1900.
Chicago is a major financial center with the second largest central business district in the U.S. The city is the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (the Seventh District of the Federal Reserve).
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Chicago is also an industrial juggernaut - home to many Fortune 500 corporations.
Chicago is known for its amazing skyline - one of the most beautiful in the world - its mighty skyscrapers silhouetted against hues of gray or blue.
Chicago is also a gourmand paradise - its many wonderful restaurants catering to all tastes and persuasions.
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 Chicago Guide. Chicago - An Introduction. Chicago's Nexus: WildOnions.org
Chicago held international sway in the 20th Century mainly in the context of architecture and commerce.
As with many cities, the life of locals varies greatly from the brief local experience of out-of-towners, but in Chicago's case this is particularly true because the "sights" are isolated in show places and the many fascinating features of the hundreds of other neighborhoods and suburbs frequently go unseen.
Whether you've lived in the Chicago area all of your life or are considering visiting for the first time, it's always useful to have resources.
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 Where Do Mob Nicknames Come From? - The origins of "Tony the Ant," "Big Tuna," and "Joey the Clown." By Daniel Engber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Chicago boss Anthony Accardo, for example, was known to his colleagues as "Joe Batters." He got the name from Al Capone after he dealt out a pair of savage beatings with a baseball bat: "This kid is a real joe batters," Scarface said.
Tony "The Ant" Spilotro (whose murder almost 20 years ago plays a major role in the recent indictments in Chicago) got his from FBI agent Bill Roemer, who had tried to spread the longer and less polite nickname " Pissant " to his buddies in the press.
The mob boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante (whose nickname was short for "Vincenzo") insisted that his name never be spoken aloud.
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 Nicknames in Pro Sports | Randy Johnson | Gary Payton | Tara Dakides | Snowboarding | Athletes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He was given the nickname during his first major league game with the Montreal Expos.
Reason: Tara got her nickname for the way she terrorizes the slopes with her big air and crazy tricks.
Frank spent all of spring training 2001 whining about how he should be paid more money (he already makes 9 million a year.) He then hurt his wrist in May, 2001 and was gone for the rest of the season.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Chicago, known as the "Second City" and the "Windy City", is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles.
Chicago, and its surrounding metropoltian area, are also home to the second largest labor pool in the United States numbering approximately 4.25 million workers.
In the 20th century, Chicago held on to its status as the nation's transportation hub with the building of two airports: Midway Airport, on the south side, which was superceded in the 1960s by O'Hare International Airport on the far northwest.
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 Articles - Nicknames for Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
"The Windy City" — It is often recited—erroneously—that this nickname was first used by Charles Gibson Dana, editor of the New York Sun and former editor of the Chicago Republican in 1890 in reference to the city's claims for the World Columbian Exposition.
Barry Popik and others, however, have found numerous earlier references to the "Windy City." Earlier attestations are found in the Cleveland Gazette dated September 19, 1885 and the Cincinnati Enquirer dated February 12, 1877 (pg.
19th-century citations reveal that the nickname arose in connection with (1) the longwindedness of politicians, both residents and those visiting for political conventions ; and (2) the city's many boosters who commended the western metropolis to the world's attention.
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 Chicago Life
Chicago is one of the two best big cities in North America for cycling, according to Bicycling Magazine (2004).
This shuttle operates along the Midway Plaisance, west on 59th Street to Cottage Grove and east on 60th Street to Stony Island, Monday—Friday (except University holidays).
Call 2-8181 and give your location; the first available patrol car will be dispatched to accompany you as you walk to your destination.
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 The Seattle Times: Sports: Sweet home Chicago, by any name
Chicago native with the best chance to be our first female president: No, not Dorothy Hamill.
Bizarre Chicago crime story: Members of the "John Dillinger Died for You Society" traditionally gather at the Biograph Theater in Chicago on July 22, the anniversary of Dillinger's death in 1934.
It happened in Chicago: Scientists at the University of Chicago achieved the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in 1942, initiating the atomic age.
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 Nicknames - Pro Football Hall of Fame
The nickname was selected from among three finalists in a poll conducted by the Baltimore Sun.
The team moved to Chicago in 1921 and became the Chicago Staleys.
The name was selected as a recognition of the pioneering and adventurous spirit of the men of the 1849 gold rush in the Sierra Nevada mountains east of San Francisco.
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 ESPN.com - Page2 - The List: Best sports unit nickname of all time
No nickname could have been more fitting of the fury and ferociousness that embodied the greatest defense in the history of the NFL, the 1985 Chicago Bears.
The nickname "Bad Boys" seemed to epitomize the blue collar nature of the city and was well represented by the likes of Rick Mahorn, Bill Laimbeer, and a young, "pre-tatoo/pink hair" Dennis Rodman.
The thought, depth and perfection of every aspect of this moniker; from the nickname itself to each of the four individuals it portrays, are more striking and inspiring than most novels and movie scripts written in the past 75 years.
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 Roosevelt University - History of Chicago - Resources on the Internet
Chicago area telephone numbers most frequently asked for by patrons of the CPL Harold Washington Library Center's Information Center.
Chicago Community Area Demographics from University of Illinois - Chicago Experimental demographic information from the 1990 U.S. Census Bureau Summary Tape File Three (STF3) with the data summarized from census tract to the Chicago Community Area.
Chicago Historical Society and its The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory.
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Chicago and its LGBT community stand ready to welcome you to Gay Games VII Sports and Cultural Festival, an 8-day-long celebration of the principles of the Gay Games movement.
You will take your place with the nearly 50,000 individuals before you who have experienced the Gay Games- the life-changing moments, the life-long friends, and the pride and emotion that come by being part of the heritage and legacy of a 25-year movement that has truly changed the world.
Chicago's Host Committee and our thousands of volunteers will ensure that your Gay Games experience is as rich and meaningful as you can possibly dream.
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The Chicago metropolitan area is known colloquially as Chicagoland, after a term promoted by the Chicago Tribune in the early 20th century.
1833 -- Chicago is incorporated as a town with a population of 350.
Chicago has the largest park district in the US; it is managed by the Chicago Park District.
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 Chicago Illinois real estate
Metropolitan Chicago, the country's leading rail center, is also a major industrial, as well as a commercial and financial, center.
Suburbs of Chicago such as Schaumburg and Oak Brook have become important business centers.
Scattered across the northern half of the state are cities with specialized industries Elgin, Peoria, Rock Island, Moline, and Rockford.
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 NFL Nicknames
The elder Bengals were members of the AFL in 1937, competed as an independent club in 1938, then played in a new AFL from 1939-41 before the league again folded.
BILLS - The nickname refers to William F. Cody, who was known as “Buffalo Bill.” Buffalo had a football team called the Bisons, but the city’s minor league baseball and hockey teams had the same name.
The team became the Racine Cardinals, keeping the nickname as the club moved from Chicago (1922) to St. Louis (1960) and, finally, to Phoenix (1988).
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 Chicago > Activity Five > Challenge
Write a few sentences describing how Chicago got its name and put it in your travel book.
Make some suggestions about what would be a good song for Chicago.
Create a page for your travel book that describes the Chicago "I will" figure and what it means to you.
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 Women's Rice Bowl team revels in underdog status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
With its underdog status, the Chicago team hopes to surprise their competition with talent and a deeper knowledge of the game.
Because of Chicago’s late start as a newcomer and an entire roster of rookies, the women’s team has started at a serious disadvantage.
With new jerseys and funny nicknames, Chicago is ready to duke it out this weekend.
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