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Some well-known neighborhoods that can be found on a map of downtown Chicago include Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile, Streeterville, River North and the Loop. The Gold Coast is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the ... More »

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Chicago is famous for its history, food, culture, sports teams and climate. Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States, though in the past, it was referred to as "The Second City." A more common nicknam... More »

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Chicago is in Cook County, Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly created the county on Jan. 15, 1831. The county seat was what was then Fort Dearborn. It would later become Chicago. Cook County was named after Congress... More »

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago has an estimated population of 2.7 million as of 2013. The city is the third-largest in the United States, behind New York City and Los Angeles. More »

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Chicago is not a state, but a city within the state of Illinois. Known as the "Windy City," Chicago is located in the northeastern part of the state along the shore of Lake Michigan. More »

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Chicago got its name from the word "shikaakwa," which means "wild onion" in the Algonquin language. Because the wild onions grew profusely in the area around the Chicago River the Algonquins used "shikaakwa" to refer to ... More »

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Chicago, Ill., incorporated in 1837. As the economical hub of the Midwest, Chicago occupies 237 square miles, including 26 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. More »

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