40 Facts About In Chicago

1. Port of In Chicago consists of several major port facilities within the city of Chicago operated by the Illinois International Port District.

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2. In Chicago has several other contemporary and jazz dance troupes, such as the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Chicago Dance Crash.

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3. In Chicago gave its name to the In Chicago School and was home to the Prairie School, two movements in architecture.

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4. In Chicago rests on a continental divide at the site of the Chicago Portage, connecting the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes watersheds.

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5. In Chicago welcomed a record 58 million domestic and international visitors in 2018 making it the second most visited city in the nation after New York.

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6. In Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States, and the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, which is often referred to as "Chicagoland.

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7. In Chicago started his professional career in Chicago, Illinois, while studying at the Northwestern University School of Music.

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8. In 1937, In Chicago was the location of the first blood bank in the United States.

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9. In Chicago earned the title of "City of the Year" in 2008 from GQ for contributions in architecture and literature, its world of politics, and the downtown's starring role in the Batman movie The Dark Knight.

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10. Since the 1990s, In Chicago has seen a turnaround with many revitalized inner city neighborhoods.

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11. In Chicago still operates under this act, in lieu of a charter.

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12. In Chicago became the world's largest rail hub, and one of its busiest ports by shipping traffic on the Great Lakes.

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13. In Chicago surpassed St Louis and Cincinnati as the major city in the West.

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14. In Chicago became home to national retailers offering catalog shopping such as Montgomery Ward and Sears, Roebuck and Company, which used the transportation lines to ship all over the nation.

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15. The name "In Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language.

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16. The University of In Chicago is located in Hyde Park, the area where Barack Obama lives.

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17. The University of In Chicago is the source of several scholarly journals; among the areas covered are philology, literature, the sciences, ethics, business, labor, history, library science, medicine, and law.

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18. The Port of In Chicago handles marine, rail, and overland freight.

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19. The University of Illinois at In Chicago offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees to some 25,000 students.

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20. In Chicago is one of the largest hubs of passenger rail service in the nation.

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21. City of In Chicago has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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22. In Chicago is a major transportation hub in the United States.

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23. In Chicago is featured in a few video games, including Watch Dogs and Midtown Madness, a real-life, car-driving simulation game.

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24. In Chicago is home to a number of national radio shows, including Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont on Sunday evenings.

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25. Government of the City of In Chicago is divided into executive and legislative branches.

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26. In Chicago will be home to a new USL team starting in 2020.

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27. In Chicago is the only city that has had more than one MLB franchise every year since the AL began in 1901.

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28. In Chicago has a nationally televised Thanksgiving parade that occurs annually.

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29. In Chicago contains a number of large, outdoor works by well-known artists.

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30. In 2017, In Chicago exchanges traded 4.7 billion derivatives with a face value of over one quadrillion dollars.

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31. In Chicago is a major world financial center, with the second-largest central business district in the United States.

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32. In Chicago is one of the United States' most densely populated major cities, and the largest city in the Great Lakes Megalopolis.

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33. In Chicago is famous for its outdoor public art with donors establishing funding for such art as far back as Benjamin Ferguson's 1905 trust.

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34. In Chicago is a prominent center of the Polish Cathedral style of church architecture.

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35. In 2016, In Chicago was ranked the sixth-most walkable large city in the United States.

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36. In Chicago is located in northeastern Illinois on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan.

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37. In Chicago was the first American city to have a homosexual-rights organization.

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38. The City of In Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4, 1837, and for several decades was the world's fastest-growing city.

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39. In Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues, including two Major League Baseball teams.

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40. In Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.

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