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  Learn more about Chicago, Illinois in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with a population of 2,896,016 (2000).
In 1795, the area of Chicago was ceded by the Native Americans in the Treaty of Greenville to the United States for a military post.
On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated as a town with a population of 350.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/ch/chicago__illinois.html   (1979 words)

 The City Transformed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chicago's transformation into a railroad capital was aided by the national trend of the time, in which the general direction of trade had shifted from north-south to east-west.
One means by which the railroads contributed to Chicago's transformation into a metropolis was their purchase of land in the city and the subsequent development of that land.
Chicago's transformation into a metropolis was accompanied by the arrival of urban crime—acts of vandalism were committed on railroad switches, endangering passengers.
hcs.harvard.edu /~dreyfus/history.html   (2473 words)

 Chicago history facts, information, windy city trivia
To reverse the flow of the Chicago River, a 28-mile canal was built from the south branch of the river through the low summit and down to Lockport.
Two Chicago disk jockeys came up with the idea of having people bring unwanted disco records to the stadium to be burned between the double header between the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.
Chicago's Oceanarium is the world's largest indoor marine mammal pavilion and doubles the size of the John G. Shedd Aquarium, which is the largest indoor aquarium in the world.
www.corsinet.com /chicago/chicagot.html   (4550 words)

 Eastland Memorial Society - Chicago River History
Chicago was chartered in 1833 with a population of only 350 residents, but by the next year the population had grown to over 2,000 and the river soon became polluted.
The Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago was created in 1889 under a law passed by the state legislature to effect this plan.
Chicago's South Plant, with a capacity of 720 million gallons per/day, was the largest of its kind in the world until it was surpassed in 1968 by the James W. Jardine Water Purification Plant with a capacity of 1,440 million gallons per/day.
www.inficad.com /~ksup/chiriver.html   (1181 words)

 Chicago, Illinois Area Alcoholics Anonymous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 2005 Illinois State Conference (pdf) is in Chicago on Labor Day.
The All Chicago Open (pdf) will be September 17th this year.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
www.chicagoaa.org   (164 words)

 Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Among those medical groups coming back to Chicago after a long hiatus are the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which has confirmed Chicago for its annual meeting in April 2001 and 2006 (about 9,000 attendees); and the Association of Operating Room Nurses, last in Chicago in 1968, for March 2003 (about 15,000 attendees).
The League of Chicago Theaters, a non-profit trade group representing 100 theater companies, operates the HOT TIX ticket centers, where half-price tickets for theater and dance events can be purchased the day of the performance.
No visit to Chicago would be complete without a visit to at least one of its many famous museums, among them the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Science and Industry.
mm.meetingsnet.com /ar/meetings_greater_chicago_74   (3418 words)

 Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moreover, in the hopes of bringing more political clout to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Board, Jim Reilly, formerly CEO of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), was appointed CEO of the bureau, while Paul Astelford remains as bureau president.
In Chicago Southlands' Village of Tinley Park, a 200-room Holiday Inn Select property and adjacent convention center are being built.
Excellent, affordable alternatives to downtown Chicago are found in several other suburban areas--all of them with full-service convention bureaus of their own.
mm.meetingsnet.com /ar/meetings_greater_chicago_40   (1962 words)

 The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago Preserving Honor, Pride and Tradition
The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of creating a world-class museum in the Chicagoland area.
While we await this acquisition, the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago occupies the third floor of the Saint Gabriel Catholic School in Chicago’s Canaryville neighborhood.
The ten foot tall piece was given to the Chicago Fire Department to honor the firefighters killed in the cold storage warehouse fire on the grounds of the Exposition.
mywebpages.comcast.net /rescue332/FireMuseum/FireMuseum.html   (1111 words)

 Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Other affordable alternatives to downtown Chicago: Westside Chicago's Dupage County has launched an aggressive marketing campaign to bring small conventions and meetings to the area, which features 10,000 guest rooms, great shopping venues, and attractions such as the Morton Arboretum, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapiary Art.
CHICAGO The city has more than 2,000 hotel rooms under construction and another 6,000 proposed for the next five years.
In June the former Chicago resident managed a two-day conference in the city for a client (an institutional investment firm that he cannot name).
cmi.meetingsnet.com /ar/meetings_greater_chicago_4   (2421 words)

Since the founding of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, its support of and cooperation with NCCJ to build inclusive communities has led to initiatives of even greater impact and import.
Our greater civic community is fortunate because of the CIOGC's efforts to organize and galvanize the peaceful efforts of the diverse Muslim communities in the Chicago area.
Chicago's Muslim community has been widely recognized as the best organized and cohesive among all the metropolitan communities in the U.S. This recognition has been given since the seventies and the eighties.
www.ciogc.org /events/10th_anniversary/support_messages.html   (1902 words)

 Previous Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The U of M Club of Greater Chicago is sponsoring an event for UM alumni who are artists, writers, composers, and performers to display their work.
Monroe at Wabash (in the Palmer House), Chicago
The U of M Club of Greater Chicago invites you to attend their annual board meeting with special speaker, Marvin Krislov, Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Michigan.
www.umclubs.com /chicago/previousevents.shtml   (8705 words)

 Association Meetings: Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thousands of new hotel rooms are opening in the metropolitan area this year, and a new conference center for small meetings is under construction at the McCormick Place complex--already the nation's largest exposition facility.
Other affordable alternatives to downtown Chicago: Westside Chicago's DuPage County has launched an aggressive marketing campaign to bring small conventions and meetings to the area, which features 10,000 guest rooms, great shopping venues, and attractions such as the Morton Arboretum, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.
Northwest of Chicago, Greater Woodfield encompasses a mix of business hotels, conference centers, and resorts, with 11,000 guest rooms.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CXQ/is_3_12/ai_64270102   (1382 words)

 ACORN Homesteading Program, Chicago
Chicago lost 40,719 units between 1980 and 1990, according to an early 1990s study by the University of Illinois at Chicago for the Chicago Rehab Network.
In 1993, Chicago had 8,000 abandoned residential structures, particularly evident in South and West side neighborhoods.[15] The City's policy, until recently, of demolishing abandoned buildings accelerated the loss of units.
In the early 1980s, ACORN of Illinois, a branch of the national ACORN network, worked with the previously mentioned squatters' campaign in Chicago to pressure the city "to start dealing with low-income housing issues." But by this time, Chicago's organizing and community development movements had grown apart.
www.nhi.org /online/issues/90/homestead.html   (3520 words)

 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
This legislation is a first for the state of Illinois, notes Philip M. Gattone, president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is proud to have been chosen as a Participating Charity for the 28th annual LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, being held on Sunday, October 9, 2005.
CLICK HERE to support a Marathon participant who is running on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.
www.epilepsychicago.org   (745 words)

 The Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The eleventh annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show sets the stage for spring with the 2005 show.
In the spotlight will be 25 themed gardens, Chicago Botanic Garden "Gardening Live!" demonstrations by master gardeners, How-to lectures by noted gardening experts, and "Garden Gourmet" cooking demonstrations by prominent chefs.
If there are any questions about the web site or bromeliads in general, don't hesitate to email me.
www.chicago-bromeliad.org   (134 words)

 Dancing in Chicago
Janis Kenyon (email: kbrown-foxlake@worldnet.att.net), who used to run the Chicago Swing Dance Club, is now mostly involved with the Aregentine Tango Dance Association.
This is the student dance club of the University of Chicago.
The Chicago chapter president is Jeanine Tobin, 773-237-8217.
www.utdallas.edu /~aria/dance/chicago_dance.html   (3170 words)

 Chicago Wedding Minister Officiant Rev. Daniel Harris - ChicagoMarriage
If you live outside the greater Chicago area, or have a really busy schedule, we can do a telephone interview instead of a meeting.
I have been an ordained minister for 30 years, and have a 4-year degree (Bachelor of Arts) in religion from a prestigious religious college.
I have performed over 1,200 weddings in the greater Chicago area.
www.chicagomarriage.com   (549 words)

 Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
What's new Chicago has made a name for itself by continually changing and improving to meet the needs of meeting and convention planners and their attendees.
Groundbreaking is scheduled this fall for the facility, which will have a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 2,400-seat performing arts theater.
Gehry's 120-foot high music pavilion has a proscenium that is surrounded by billowing curves of stainless steel and a huge steel trellis, which spans the entire audience.
www.meetingsnet.com /ar/meetings_greater_chicago_81   (1016 words)

 Fire Museum of Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We are the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago.
With Chicago as its nucleus, the Museum will include the histories and artifacts from the six county regions.
The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago was incorporated in 1997 as a Not-For-Profit corporation for the purpose of creating such an institution in the Chicago Area.
www.firemuseumofgreaterchicago.org   (247 words)

 BBBSMC - Home
In Chicago, the first Big Brother - Little Brother match was made in 1969.
Since we made our first match, more than 6,600 children from Chicago and suburban Cook County have had their lives enriched by relationships with caring adults in our community.
Although thousands of children in our program have been helped, we have a large waiting list of boys and girls who would benefit from a relationship with a caring adult like you.
www.bbbschgo.org   (222 words)

 GCAUG - Greater Chicago AutoCAD User's Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A new Autodesk Revit Building CAD users group is forming to serve the Chicago Loop AEC (Architects, Engineers and Construction) community in resolving and sharing solutions on the latest Autodesk Building Information Modeling software product.
The meeting is free to all who wish to attend (see attachment for meeting time, place and agenda).
The meeting for the Chicago Loop Autodesk Revit Users Group (CLARUG) is scheduled for Wednesday - August 17, 2005, time 5:00-7:00 pm located at.
www.gcaug.com   (1107 words)

 Chicago: 1900 Flow of Chicago River Reversed
The sewerage system of early Chicago was primitive, with gutters serving as drains in many streets.
Improvements were made in the sewerage system using underground pipes, but they discharged either directly into Lake Michigan or into the river which flowed into the lake.
The Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, when created in 1889, covered 185 square miles of Chicago and some western suburbs.
www.chipublib.org /004chicago/timeline/riverflow.html   (632 words)

 Chicago: Historical Information About Chicago
Listed here is a brief chronological history of Chicago which includes many links to Deaths, Disturbances, Disasters and Disorders in Chicago: A Selective Bibliography of Materials in the Municipal Reference Collection of the Chicago Public Library, and A Millenium Bibliography—Chicago in 1900.
To find more information about Chicago history for a homework assignment or your own research, either the Harold Washington Library Center downtown or your neighborhood library should be able to suggest books and other resources.The Chicago Historical Society is also a wonderful resource for Chicago history.
Includes brief history of the Sanitary District of Greater Chicago and the present Tunnel and Reservoir Project (TARP).
cpl.lib.uic.edu /004chicago/chihist.html   (381 words)

 Beyondmedia Education
For the past several months, Beyondmedia has been collaborating with PART (Prostitution Alternatives Round Table), a program of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, on a media workshop with survivors of prostitution.
The women have developed media and activism skills, and are producing a video that they can use in their efforts to reduce stigma and raise awareness of the systemic causes of prostitution to advocate for change.
This project is partially supported by a CityArts Program 2 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
www.beyondmedia.org   (468 words)

 Welcome to Greater Instutional A.M.E. Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As technology grows, and realizing that God is the author of all technology, it is our mission to share the glory of God with others and show the great things that He has done for us.
It is my sincere pleasure, as pastor of this great and noble church, to invite you to browse these pages in the hopes that you will find a measure of uplift here.
If you are in the Chicago area, or are planning to visit the Chicago, we invite you to attend our 8:00am morning worship, our 9:30am Sunday School Service and/or our 11:00am Worship Service.
www.geocities.com /Athens/7803   (333 words)

 Welcome to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Today, in a late morning press conference hosted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce encouraged the Chicago business community to do its part to help bolster attendance rates for the first day of the 2005-2006 school year, September 6.
Confidence among Chicago workers rose just over one point from 94.5 to 95.6 in August.
Located just off Michigan Avenue in the River North district, ESPN Zone Chicago is the ultimate sports-themed dining and entertainment experience.
www.chicagolandchamber.org   (606 words)

 Greater Southwest Development Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC) is a nonprofit community development corporation that actively contributes to residential, commercial, and industrial revitalization efforts in Southwest Chicago.
By working to combat disinvestment and reverse decline, GSDC helps ensure that the southwest side of Chicago will continue to grow as a neighborhood of choice in which to live and work.
In addition, Chicago's Housing Commissioner, Jack Markowski, heralded GSDC as the premier community development corporation in Chicago.
www.greatersouthwest.org   (326 words)

 Chicago Area Housing Website - Housing website home page
The Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website is designed to guide and assist policy makers, housing/community development professionals, planners, researchers, developers and people seeking to buy or rent a home.
The website will make available a wealth of data and information about the housing environment in Chicago and other communities throughout the region.
Affordable homeownership initiative offered through the Chicago Department of Housing to create homeownership opportunities for City residents.
www.chicagoareahousing.org   (95 words)

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