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Chicago Illinois is located in Cook County on Lake Michigan and is the county seat. It is called the "Windy City" and had an estimated population of 2,869,121 in 2003. Chicago Illinois is the third largest city in the country and is also considered the transportation and financial center for the Midwest. It is known for fine arts and ethnic neighborhoods as well as a bustling downtown area.
Chicago Illinois was incorporated as a city in 1837. Some notable events in the city include the Great Fire of 1871, construction of Wrigley Field in 1914, building of the Sears Tower (world's tallest building until 1996) in 1973, and the Chicago White Sox winning the Major League Baseball World Championship in 2005. Nearby cities are Oak Park, Stickney, Forest View, Cicero and Berwyn.
Chicago Illinois has been called home by several well-known people including Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, R. Kelly, Studs Terkel and Hugh Hefner. It was the filming location of "The Blues Brothers" and "Goodfellas" movies. Chicago's local bands include Smashing Pumpkins, Chicago, Chi-Lites, and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Chicago's performing arts culture shines with the local Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Steppenwolf Theatre. Chicago Illinois is also big on sports with several major teams including the White Sox, Bulls, Cubs, Bears, Sky, Fire, Rush and Wolves. Local universities include DePaul University, University of Chicago and North Park University. There are also several museums in the area for those who enjoy exploring history. These include the Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium.
Chicago Illinois hosts several events throughout the year such as the Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park in May and June. Venetian Night-Chicago is hosted on the gorgeous lakefront and has a parade and fireworks. It is the oldest event held by the Chicago local government. Each summer, the Chicago Air and Water Show is held at the lakefront with impressive flying and water stunts. Another local event is Taste of Chicago, known as the largest food festival in the Midwest. It is held at Grand Park of downtown Chicago Illinois and features live music, plenty of food, cooking demonstrations, fireworks and more!
One of Chicago's most popular attractions is the Navy Pier, which has 50 acres of gardens, parks, shops, restaurants and attractions. Also the Water Tower is a must-see while in Chicago Illinois. It's one of the few buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1871 and houses the City Gallery. The Sears Tower is another amazing sight, being the tallest building in the world. Visitors can ride to the top of the building to catch a breathtaking view of the buildings, neighborhoods and lake below.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is a beautiful 35-acre landscape with many great animals and the Great Ape House. Admission is free to the zoo!
For great ice skating in winter and outdoor entertainment, the Millenium Park in Chicago Illinois offers a fun alternative from usual night life. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular sites of the city. Some other great attractions are the Buckingham Fountain and Shedd Aquarium along Lake Michigan.
For those wanting to experience a blend of culture and modern-day city life, Chicago Illinois is the place to visit. Go to the Chicago Traveler website to learn more about Chicago Illinois USA.
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