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A biggest city in Illinois a state of US is Chicago. Population wise the city is considered to be first city, in USA it is third and 27th in the world. It is also referred as "Chicagoland". The city is also included with great lakes. The city of Chicago was established in 1833. The city is known for its chief industries, telecommunications and infrastructure. The airport located in the city of Chicago O'Hare International Airport is considered to be second busiest airport in the world. The city's GDP is fourth biggest in the world. The Chicago city is registered among the world's top ten Global Financial Centers. The city stood in sixth position in 2010 among Foreign Policy and A.T Kearney ranking cities. Also the Chicago city is recognized as "alpha world city" by World Cities Study Group. According to the Forbes the city is fifth chief economically prevailing city of the world. Value of capital markets, diversity of human capital, international information resources, international cultural resources, and political influence are the five status appraised proportions. The culture of Chicago city can be known by its novels, plays, movies, songs, several kinds of journals and the news media. "Chi-town," "Windy City," "Second City," the "City of Big Shoulders" and "the most American of big cities" are many names by which the city of Chicago is known.
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Chicago Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The culture of Chicago city is distinct. The people of Chicago are known for arts, creative comedy, and music like Chicago blues and soul. The city is well known for its affection towards classical dance and music. A forceful and energetic Surrealism custom, funky symbolic paintings and art, like the eminent Chicago Imagist group. The deep-dish pizza, the Chicago-style hot dog and the Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich of Chicago are known worldwide. The waterfront allure and nightlife in Chicago city is very famous among the visitors. Downtown is considered as the heart of Chicago's economic, civilizing, and business institutions and is abode to Grant Park and several city skyscrapers. The famous visitor's attractions of Chicago city are Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Then & Now, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Edgewater Historical Society, Field Museum, Arts Club of Chicago, Dusable Museum of African American History, Chicago Peregrine Release, and Chinatown Museum Foundation. Baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer are very popular and well played games of Chicago city. The city is well planned to host the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro. Pan American Games in the year 1959 were held in Chicago city. Sporting News in the years 1993, 2006 and 2010 awarded Chicago city as the Best Sports City.

Chicago State Demographics
Chicago Total Population - 2,695,598
Chicago Male Population - 1,383,395
Chicago Female Population - 1,467,873
Chicago White, Population - 949,671
Chicago Black , Population - 935,960
Chicago Asian, Population - 148,619
Chicago Two or more races, Population - 28,187
Chicago Othes, Population - 4,688
Chicago American, Population - 3,910
Chicago Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, Population - 249

Chicago Education
The city of Chicago comprises of about public schools, 394 private schools, 83 colleges, and 88 libraries in it. The governing body of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is incorporated with 600 public elementary and high schools citywide, including several selective-admission magnet schools. The Chicago Board of Education was established in the year 1840. The board is liable for the authority, executive and monetary omission of Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is considered as the third biggest school district in the United States of America. Courses presented consist of a meticulous prospectus with chiefly reputation and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Most of the schools in Chicago city are controlled by the religious groups. The city of Chicago has developed into a major hub of higher education and research from 1850.

Chicago City Symbols
Chicago City Nickname(s) - The Windy City, The Second City, Chi-Town, Hog Butcher for the World, City of Big Shoulders, The City That Works, White City
Chicago City Motto - Urbs in Horto (City in a Garden), Make Big Plans (Make No Small Plans), I Will


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Chicago History
The city of Chicago was first found in the year 1673 by a voyager from Canada and the Jesuit Jacques Marquette of French. The primary native occupation in the Chicago city was held in 1781. It was done by an African American from Santo Domingo named Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. The Chicago River was the significant trading point. Later the nearby place of river had military control over it. Native Americans often targeted the Fort Dearborn. This came to an end once Chief Black Hawk was conquered in 1832. Formally in 1833 the city was turned into a town. A span of four years developed the town into a city. The city got its name from local Indian's word describing the area. The city started advancing once it initiated the railroads. The city was burnt to ashes by the engulfed fire known by the Great Chicago Fire. The city was improved within no time. The 1893 World Columbian Exposition for the sighting of America by Columbus 400 years ago was anchored by Chicago city. The new structure for the city was planned by top architects in the 1909 Chicago plan. The city was also renowned as 'Paris on the Prairie'. The city was included with many large boulevards and parks. The first skyscraper of the world was constructed by William Le Baron Jenney in the year 1985. It was named as the Home insurance Building. It is considered that from the building the city commences as a revolutionary architectural city.

Chicago Tourism
The tourism of Chicago city plays a significant role in the economy of the city. Chicago's renowned architecture always attracts the tourists. The city of Chicago has become the United States' third-biggest gathering aim. Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Then & Now, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Edgewater Historical Society, Field Museum, Arts Club of Chicago, Dusable Museum of African American History, Chicago Peregrine Release, Chinatown Museum Foundation are popular visitor's destinations of Chicago. Navy Pier situated in eastern Streeterville. It is elevated at 3,000 ft (910 m). It consists of 150-foot or 46 m tall Ferris wheel is a very famous destination of Chicago city. The city of Chicago has nearly 33 sand Chicago beaches, an excess of museums, two world-class greenhouses, 16 historic tarns, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens in it. A museum campus was initiated on a 10-acre or 4.0 ha in Lakefront Park area in the year 1998. Lincoln Park Zoo, Lowe Park, LaFollette Park, Dvorak Park, Durse Park, Durkin Park, Dunham Park, Dunbar Park , Pietrowski Playground Park are few of the major parks located in Chicago. McCormick Place and the Chicago Theatre are the entertainment locations of Chicago.

Chicago Transportation
The transport system in Chicago city is well developed. It is a chief transportation center in the United States. It is a main factor in universal allocation. The Chicago city has the third biggest inter-modal port in the world. The road system of Chicago is incorporated with nine interstate highways. There is full of activity in the Kennedy Expressway and the Dan Ryan Expressway. CTA, Metra, and Pace are administrated by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The city public transportation is supervised by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). The CTA function includes wide-ranging system of buses and a swift transit lofty and subway system called 'L' and also has lines chosen by colors. The Red and Blue lines provide its service round the clock. The second mainly utilized local rail system is Metra. Greyhound Lines has inter-city bus service in the city. The city of Chicago has two airports. They are Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport. The O'Hare International Airport is considered to be the third full of activity airport in the world. The city of Chicago is the world headquarters for United Airlines. Midway International Airport is a center for economical transporter Southwest Airlines. The Illinois International Port District or the Chicago Regional Port District supervises the major port of Chicago.

Chicago Taxes
Chicago City Sales tax - 9.75%

Chicago Universities
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 19,184
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 15,438
University of Illinois at Chicago or UIC, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 27,309
Rush Medical College,Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 525
Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 2,000
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 7,707
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 15,951
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 24,008
Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 5,028
Lake Forest College, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 1,387
North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 3,251
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 1,227
National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 21,000
Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 7,131
Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 7,306
East-West University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Students - 1,170

Chicago Religions
Chicago Catholic Church Population is 69%
Chicago Evangelical Denominations Population is 9%
Chicago Mainline Denominations Population is 9%
Chicago Other Population is 13%

Chicago Geography
A city of north Illinois situated at the south west corner of Lake Michigan is Chicago. It can be sited on the Chicago Portage which is the trading path linking the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes watersheds. The current natural features of the city of Chicago are the outcome of the Ice Age. It is known as the Wisconsinan Glaciation. The city is located on the Lake Chicago. The peak point of the Chicago city is 4142'12.5?N 8740'37?W/41.703472N 87.67694W. In the early times the sand of the city was swampy. Chicago's low lying geography makes the city cool and is often known as windy city. The temperature can be recorded below 0 F or -18 C can crop up for eight nights annually. The climate of the Chicago city is continental.

Chicago Government
The Government of Chicago city is majorly influenced by the Irish Catholics. The city of Chicago is considered to be the county seat of the Cook County. The city regime comprises of executive and legislative branches. The chief executive is represented by the Mayor of Chicago. The mayor is elected for a term of every five years. The commissioners and many administrators are selected by the mayor. The clerk and the treasurer are also selected by voting. The city council consists of 50 aldermen. The council consents the budget of the Chicago city. Chicago in 1880s and 1890s had an influential fundamental custom with huge and extremely planned communist, revolutionary and labor groups. The regime of the city of Chicago was considered very tough in US.

Chicago Parks
The motto of the city of Chicago is "City in a Garden". There are around 552 parks in Chicago. The parks approximately cover an area of 7,300 acres or 3,000 ha. The city is included with 33 sand Chicago beaches, an excess of museums, two world-class greenhouses, 16 historic tarns, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens. The Lincoln Park is encompassed on an area of over 1,200 acres 490 ha. It is considered as the biggest city in the park. The Cook County Forest Preserves has amplified the means of green space of Chicago parks. Dogs can be seen in plenty in parks of Chicago. Millennium Park, Grant Park, Lincoln Park, Jackson Park, Washington Park, Burnham Park, Columbus Park, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Marquette Park and Douglas Park are major parks in Chicago. Millennium Park is the recently developed park covering an area of 24.5 acres or 9.9 ha. In Grant Park several festivals like the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Lollapolooza and others are celebrated very attractively. Lincoln Park is located in north side as it lies among Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan. Burnham Park covers 598 acres or 242 ha. The golf course in Marquette Park is very popular.

Chicago Economy
The economy of Chicago city is neutral in the United States. According to the MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index the Chicago city stands fourth significant business hub in the world. The city is also provided with prime science and engineering work force. On the UBS list of the world's richest cities the city of Chicago stood in ninth position in the year 2009. For Midwestern and global industry the Chicago city is the foundation and home to the industries. The headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are in city of Chicago. Several chief economic and futures exchanges like the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the "Merc"), the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) were initiated in Chicago city. The city's economy also depends on Manufacturing, printing, publishing and food processing. The world's one of the main convention spot is in Chicago. The significant convention center located in Chicago is McCormick Place.

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