Chicago

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City in Illinois, United States.

Famous attractions

 Sears Tower
 Standard Oil building
 John Hancock building
 Buckingham Fountain
 Grant Park
 Navy Pier
 McComick Place
 Water Tower
 Lincoln Park
 Drake Hotel
 Chicago River

Colleges

 Depaul University
 Loyola University
 Northwestern University (in Evanston, suburb of of Chicago)
 Roosevelt University
 University of Chicago
 University of Illinois-Chicago

Museums

 Adler Planetarium
 Art Institute of Chicago
 Field Museum of Natural History
 Museum of Contemporary Art
 Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium
 Museum of Science and Industry 

Sports

 Chicago Bears (American football) (Play at Soldier Field)
 Chicago Bulls (Basketball)
 Chicago Cubs (Baseball)(Play at Wrigley Field)
 Chicago Fire  (Soccer/Football)
 Chicago White Sox (Baseball) (Play at Comiskey Park)
  

Events:

Chicago Earth Month 2002 - activities throughout Spring 2002. Chicago Earth Month is an opportunity for Chicagoland's vibrant advocates for the environment to celebrate past achievements in ecological areas and to improve public awareness for issues that are important to our future environmental health. The highlight of Earth Month is Chicago's Earth Day Festival.

Chicago's Earth Day Festival - April 20, 2002, 9am to 4pm. Look for us in Lincoln Park at Canon Drive and Fullerton Avenue.

Nicknames:

"The Windy City" (inspired by the speechmaking proclivities of its politicians more than by its prevailing weather conditions);

"Second City" (so called because it was, for many years, the second-largest city in the United States, and also because of its rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871);

"City of Big Shoulders"; and

"Hog-Butcher To The World" (from a Carl Sandburg poem).


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