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Chicago - Winds of Hope Cit. My City!

Chicago is home to...237 square miles of landAn estimated 2,695,598 residentsDozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museumsMore than 200 theatersNearly 200 art galleriesMore than 7,300 restaurants77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods26 miles of lakefront15 miles of bathing beaches36 annual parades19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths552 parksUnited States President Barack Obama Did you know...Over 50 million people visit Chicago annually.Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837.Chicago’s nicknames include: The Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and The City That Works.The "Historic Route 66" begins in Chicago at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.The Chicagoland area contains nearly 10 million people in three states – Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana – and is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.Chicago is home to 11 Fortune 500 companies, while the rest of the metropol…