The largest city of the American Midwest, Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1830 and quickly grew to become, as Carl Sandburg’s 1916 poem put it, “Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.” Established as a water transit hub, the city evolved into an industrial metropolis, processing and transporting the raw materials of its vast hinterland.
“If you had always assumed that Chicago earned its nickname as the Windy City from the chilly gusts coming off Lake Michigan, you would be wrong. The city is windy, according to most local legends, because of the hot air bellowing from politicians.”
Chicago, is the city that feels like home with a little something for everyone. You can visit world-class museums, dine at one of many Michelin-star restaurants or catch a show in one of over 200 theaters. No matter what you love to do, you’ll feel right at home doing it here.
There are plenty of things to do in Chicago, including tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions. The nightlife doesn’t stop either with plenty of bars and nightclubs, live music and comedy clubs. Visit Choose Chicago for more information.
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