A report on Chicago

Traditional Potawatomi regalia on display at the Field Museum of Natural History
An artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Court of Honor at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893
Men outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression (1931)
Boy from Chicago, 1941
Protesters in Grant Park outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention
Downtown and the North Side with beaches lining the waterfront
A satellite image of Chicago
Community areas of the City of Chicago
The Chicago Building (1904–05) is a prime example of the Chicago School, displaying both variations of the Chicago window.
Replica of Daniel Chester French's Statue of the Republic at the site of the World's Columbian Exposition
Downtown Chicago and the Chicago River during January 2014 cold wave
Map of racial distribution in Chicago, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Chicago Board of Trade Building
The National Hellenic Museum in Greektown is one of several ethnic museums comprising the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
A Chicago jazz club
The Chicago Theatre
The spire of the Copernicus Center is modeled on the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion by night
Ferries offer sightseeing tours and water-taxi transportation along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
Aerial view of Navy Pier at night
The Magnificent Mile hosts numerous upscale stores, as well as landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower.
Chicago-style stuffed pizza
A Polish market in Chicago
Carl Sandburg's most famous description of the city is as "Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/ Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler,/ Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders."
Chicago Half Marathon on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side
Daley Plaza with Picasso statue, City Hall in background. At right, the Daley Plaza Building contains the state law courts.
Chicago Police Department SUV, 2011
When it was opened in 1991, the central Harold Washington Library appeared in Guinness World Records as the largest municipal public library building in the world.
The University of Chicago, as seen from the Midway Plaisance
WGN began in the early days of radio and developed into a multi-platform broadcaster, including a cable television super-station.
The former Harpo Studios in West Loop, Chicago was home of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986 until 2011 and other Harpo Production operations until 2015.
Aerial photo of the Jane Byrne Interchange, opened in the 1960s
Chicago Union Station, opened in 1925, is the third-busiest passenger rail terminal in the United States.
Amtrak train on the Empire Builder route departs Chicago from Union Station
O'Hare International Airport
Prentice Women's Hospital on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Downtown Campus

Most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles.

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Near South Side, Chicago

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Museum campus banner
Dearborn Park II Development
McCormick Place Convention Center
Central Station and Museum Campus model
United States Soccer Federation Building on Prairie Avenue
At the north end of the Near South Side skyscrapers such as One Museum Park and The Grant line Roosevelt Road.
Phillips Academy High School

The Near South Side is a community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States, just south of the downtown central business district, the Loop.

1862 map

Galena and Chicago Union Railroad

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1862 map

The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (G&CU) was a railroad running west from Chicago to Freeport, Illinois, never reaching Galena, Illinois.

Muddy Waters, a major originator of postwar Chicago blues

Music of Chicago

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Muddy Waters, a major originator of postwar Chicago blues
Guitarist Buddy Guy performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2006
An honorary street name sign in Chicago for house music and Frankie Knuckles (d.2014)
1A Chicago Jazz Club
The Jazz Festival is among the most important annual public festivities in the city.
Urge Overkill
Fall Out Boy in 2007
Chicago Theatre at night
Exterior of the Civic Opera House
Kanye West, Chicago's most successful rapper

Chicago, Illinois is a major center for music in the midwestern United States where distinctive forms of blues (greatly responsible for the future creation of rock and roll), and house music, a genre of electronic dance music, were developed.

Crown Fountain spouting water on visitors

Crown Fountain

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Crown Fountain spouting water on visitors
Opposing 50 ft towers represent Plensa's dualism theme.
Tourists often interact with the fountain by silhouetting themselves against the fountain's lighting at night.
Night view of south tower (flank view)
Every 15 minutes the LEDs fade to black and there is a brief pause between individual videos.
Crown Fountain's inviting interactivity is likened to the nearby jungle gym-like Chicago Picasso.
Crown Fountain, Millennium Park night photo
Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain is an interactive work of public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park, which is located in the Loop community area.

ADM mix plant

ADM (company)

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ADM mix plant

The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, commonly known as ADM, is an American multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation founded in 1902 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


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WMAQ transmitter towers atop La Salle Hotel, where the studios were also located–1925.
The former home of WMAQ and the Chicago Daily News.
The Merchandise Mart: WMAQ was here for the years it was owned by NBC.
Fibber McGee and Molly from Chicago, 1937.
WSCR's transmitter building in Bloomingdale Township
NBC Tower, where WMAQ moved in 1989. WSCR also broadcast here before moving to Two Prudential Plaza.
WSCR's main and auxiliary towers in Bloomingdale; former ancient rival and now sister station WBBM moved their transmission to the site in 2019.

WSCR (670 AM) – branded as 670 The Score – is a commercial sports radio station licensed to serve Chicago, Illinois, servicing the Chicago metropolitan area and much of surrounding Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and parts of the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

Douglas, Chicago

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Douglas, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of Chicago's 77 community areas.

Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 1947

Union Stock Yards

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Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 1947
The Union Stock Yards in Chicago in 1878
Birdseye view, 1890
The yards in 1897
Workers in the stockyards removing hides of animals
General view of the Union Stock Yards, 1901.
Panorama of the beef industry in 1900 by a Chicago-based photographer
1905 International Live Stock Exposition catalogue
Hog hoist, circa 1909
Aftermath of the 1934 fire.
The memorial of the fire
The Union Stock Yards Livestock Pens, 1880
Entry to the Union Stock Yards

The Union Stock Yard & Transit Co., or The Yards, was the meatpacking district in Chicago for more than a century, starting in 1865.

Kraft Heinz

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The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), commonly known as Kraft Heinz, is an American multinational food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Joffrey Ballet

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One of the premier dance companies and training institutions in the world today.

One of the premier dance companies and training institutions in the world today.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Farah Diba and Joffrey Ballet dancers

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Joffrey regularly performs classical and contemporary ballets during its annual performance season at Lyric Opera House, including its annual presentation of The Nutcracker.