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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Flag of Chicago

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The flag of Chicago consists of two light blue horizontal bars, or stripes, on a field of white, each bar one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top and bottom.

The flag of Chicago consists of two light blue horizontal bars, or stripes, on a field of white, each bar one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top and bottom.

History and meaning of the Chicago flag
Kitty Kelly holding Flag of Chicago from the Chicago Tribune, 1921. Note the two stars on the flag at the time.
Flag of Chicago (2015)
City of Chicago Flag, with the Star Spangled Banner and Illinois State Flag at its sides at Navy Pier
The Chicago PD's flag; adopted in April 1977.
The flag of NAVA Meeting 31, hosted in Chicago. NAVA meeting flags often incorporate elements to reflect the host city.
Sketches for the flag from a contest from 1892. This design ultimately became used in the municipal device.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-flag-origins-flag-day-htmlstory.html|title=Chicago's flag: The history of every star and every stripe|last=Marx|first=Kori Rumore and Ryan|website=Chicago Tribune|language=en-US|access-date=2019-04-07}}</ref>
Twenty-three other icons that were commissioned representing different city departments that could be placed on the flag for that department.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-flag-origins-flag-day-htmlstory.html|title=Chicago's flag: The history of every star and every stripe|last=Marx|first=Kori Rumore and Ryan|website=chicagotribune.com|language=en-US|access-date=2019-04-07}}</ref>
Chicago flag of 1917 poster, with "I Will" motto

The City of Chicago's flag was adopted in 1917 after the design by Wallace Rice won a City Council sponsored competition.


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Largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Topographical plan of the Town of Detroit and Fort Lernoult showing major streets, gardens, fortifications, military comple&shy;xes, and public buildings (John Jacob Ulrich Rivardi, ca. 1800)
An electric PCC streetcar in Detroit, 1953
The former Packard Automotive Plant, closed since 1958
Construction progress at Hudson's Site in 2021.
A Satellite image from Sentinel-2 taken in September 2021 of Detroit and its surrounding metropolitan area with Windsor across the river.
Ally Detroit Center and the Michigan Labor Legacy Monument
The Detroit Financial District viewed from across the Detroit River
The Cass Park Historic District in Midtown
The Midtown Woodward Historic District
New Center
Map of racial distribution in Detroit, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Greektown Historic District in Detroit
Chaldean Town, a historically Chaldean neighborhood in Detroit.
The First National Building, a class-A office center within the Detroit Financial District.
The Detroit River is one of the busiest straits in the world. Lake freighter MV American Courage passing the strait.
March for Science
Motor City Pride
North American International Auto Show
"Motown Mansion" in Boston-Edison Historic District; former home of Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records
Detroit Electronic Music Festival
Detroit Institute of Music Education
The Detroit Fox Theatre in Downtown
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, birthplace of the Ford Model T and the world's oldest car factory building open to the public.
Cycling in Detroit on Woodward Avenue
The Guardian Building serves as the headquarters of Wayne County
College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy
DeRoy Auditorium at Wayne State University, by Minoru Yamasaki
Western International High School
Cass Technical High School
Offices of the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News
The Detroit Public Library in 2018
Harper Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital
The Detroit People Mover (DPM) elevated railway in Bricktown
A QLine streetcar at Campus Martius station
Amtrak Wolverine at Detroit station
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), the principal airport serving Detroit, is located in nearby Romulus
J.W. Westcott II on the Detroit River in front of the Ambassador Bridge

The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the 14th-largest in the United States.

O'Hare International Airport

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FAA airport diagram
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat on display in O'Hare's Terminal 2, restored in the markings of "Butch" O'Hare's plane
Reconstructed Brachiosaurus skeleton, formerly in the Field Museum, exhibited at the airport since 1999
Control tower and terminals 3 & 2 seen from ATS (Airport Transit System)
United Airlines Terminal 1, Concourse B
American Airlines Terminal 3 Main Hall
The Terminal 1 underground tunnel connects Concourses B and C
United Airlines Terminal 1, Concourse B

Chicago O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is the main international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 17 mi northwest of the Loop business district.

Navy Pier

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During construction, 1915 (Chicago Daily News)
Navy Pier in November 2015
Navy Pier logo as of 2008
The iconic Navy Pier wheel, which was retired on September 27, 2015
Musical carousel
USS Chicago anchor
Navy Pier looking north-west in 2022

Navy Pier is a 3300 ft pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The 29th Street Beach

Chicago race riot of 1919

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The 29th Street Beach
African American men in front of Walgreen Drugs (now called Walgreens) at 35th and S. State St. in the Douglas community area
Three African American men moving furniture.
A map of the riot-affected areas on the South Side of Chicago, with the Union Stock Yards visible. North is to the right.
House with broken windows and debris in front yard
A white gang looking for African Americans during the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This and a subsequent picture at The Crisis Magazine 1919 Vol 18 No. 6 is part of a series of the Chicago race riots of 1919. The first  pictures of the white gang chasing a victim are at <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=57044693CA7748A64E432B8B0C5B23C2FC9838EA&thid=OIP.ni3K59jjumKcB5pqVSgUtQHaFf&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmonovisions.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F02%2FChicago-1919-race-riot-01.jpg&exph=778&expw=1050&q=Chcicago+race+riot+1919&selectedindex=13&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,6|title = Chcicago race riot 1919 - Bing}}</ref> and <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=335A6D7B3F2066DD52130F7EA895B01C299C74DC&thid=OIP.qmZwJsGfHLJOksDOMLJuFgHaFs&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fflashbak.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F03%2FMob-chasing-victim-during-race-riots.jpg&exph=922&expw=1200&q=Chcicago+race+riot+1919&selectedindex=2&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,6&ccid=qmZwJsGf&simid=608000508424293275&pivotparams=insightsToken%3Dccid_ebYPXKAe*mid_E80B04A3A227EBA9C749CFB3C5FF6AADE29861D1*simid_608021175842376018*thid_OIP.ebYPXKAeCfsf5eZnZewaTAHaFl&iss=VSI|title=Chcicago race riot 1919 - Bing}}</ref>
A fifth picture from the series; an African American man assaulted with stones during the Chicago Race Riot.<ref>Note this picture was printed backwards – see corrected version at .</ref> A subsequent 6th and 7th  pictures show the arrival of police officers and the victim.
White men and boys standing in front of a vandalized house.

The Chicago race riot of 1919 was a violent racial conflict between white Americans and black Americans that began on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, on July 27 and ended on August 3, 1919.

View of Collegiate Gothic architecture of The University of Chicago, taken looking northwest from the grassy, tree-lined Midway.

Midway Plaisance

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View of Collegiate Gothic architecture of The University of Chicago, taken looking northwest from the grassy, tree-lined Midway.
A view of the memorial on the Midway to Thomas Masaryk by sculptor Albin Polasek, represented as a legendary Knight of Blanik
Maps showing the Midway Plaisance (black rectangle) between Washington Park to the west (left) and Jackson Park. (Chicago Park District is in green, University of Chicago in yellow background)
Spires of English Gothic buildings of The University of Chicago campus overlooking the tree-lined, grassy Midway Plaisance; view looking northeast.
Linnaeus statue near the University of Chicago campus on the Midway

The Midway Plaisance, known locally as the Midway, is a public park on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Lincoln Park Zoo

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Photochrom of the bear pit of the Lincoln Park Zoo, c. 1897-1901
Nature Boardwalk
Black rhinoceros at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo Main Concourse
Sichuan takin
Adelor, a male African lion in the Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park polar bear

Lincoln Park Zoo aka Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens is a 35 acre zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Barack Obama Presidential Center

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The Barack Obama Presidential Center is a planned architectural project in Chicago to commemorate the presidency of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

An updated Köppen–Geiger climate map

Köppen climate classification

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One of the most widely used climate classification systems.

One of the most widely used climate classification systems.

An updated Köppen–Geiger climate map
Tropical climate distribution
Dry climate distribution
Temperate climate distribution
Continental climate distribution
The snowy city of Sapporo
Polar climate distribution
North America
Central Asia
East Asia
South America
Western Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
New Zealand
Tropical climate distribution

Chicago, Illinois, United States (Dfa)

The Terwilliger House is one of several historical sites in McHenry County

McHenry County, Illinois

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County located in the U.S. state of Illinois.

County located in the U.S. state of Illinois.

The Terwilliger House is one of several historical sites in McHenry County
Glacial Park, located in Northeast McHenry County
Woodstock Opera House
McHenry County at the time of its creation in 1836
McHenry County was reduced to its current size in 1839 by the creation of Lake County, Illinois.

McHenry County is one of the five collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.