What is Chicago?

  • (noun): Largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan.
    Synonyms: Windy City
    See also — Additional definitions below

Chicago

Chicago (i/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃɪˈkɔːɡoʊ/) is the third most populous city in the United States. Located in the State of Illinois, the city has approximately 2.7 million residents. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called "Chicagoland", is the third-largest in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles, with an estimated 9.8 million people. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, though a small portion of the city limits also extend into DuPage County.

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Glencoe, Illinois - Notable People
... cartoonist (Gasoline Alley) lived in Glencoe Gene Siskel, film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune Harold Ramis, comedian, actor, and director (Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack) Bruce Dern, actor Eric ... University associate dean grew up in Glencoe Brian Griese, quarterback for the Chicago Bears lived in Glencoe Mike Tomczak, quarterback for the Chicago ...
USS Chicago (CA-29)
... USS Chicago (CA-29) was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy that served in the Pacific Theater in the early years of World War II ... She was the second US Navy ship to be named after the city of Chicago, Illinois ...
Jim McMahon - Career Stats
... Sacks-Lost Pass Rating 1982 Chicago 8 210-120 1,501.571 7. 27-196 79.9 1983 Chicago 14 295-175 2,184.593 13. 42-266 77.6 1984 Chicago 9 143-85 1,146.59 ...
Chicago - Sister Cities
... Chicago has 28 Sister Cities around the world ... Like Chicago, many of them are or were the second most populous city or second most influential city of their country, or they are the main city of a country that has had large amounts of ... To celebrate the sister cities, Chicago hosts a yearly festival in Daley Plaza, which features cultural acts and food tastings from the other cities ...
Jimmy Yancey - Biography
... Yancey was born in Chicago in (depending on the source) 1894, or 1898 ... played baseball in a Negro league baseball team, the Chicago All-Americans ... Throughout his life, Yancey kept a job as groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox ...

More definitions of "Chicago":

  • (noun): A gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card.
    Synonyms: Michigan, Newmarket, boodle, stops

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    Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)