“The taste of Chicago brought to Hampton Roads”
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DID YOU KNOW...The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward.
The vacuum cleaner, ferris wheel, zipper, spray paint remote control, & Twinkies were all invented in Chicago.
The first Playboy Mansion was in Chicago.
Chicago’s Western Avenue is the world’s longest continuous street, at 23.5 miles.
Chicago is home to Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the world’s last free zoos.
The first all-color TV station made its debut in Chicago in 1956
Cracker Jacks were also introduced during the 1893 Chicago fair.
In 1895, the first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago.
The Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is the highest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Chicago is home to 7,300+ restaurants, 552 parks, 15 miles of bathing beaches, and 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths. PLUS More than 200+ theaters and 200+ art galleries.
Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 and nearly 40 million people visit it annually.
YOU KNOW YOU’RE FROM CHICAGO IF..... You know the difference between The Loop and Downtown. You measure distance in minutes. As in, "it's about fifteen minutes from here." You can name three or four extra taxes nobody else pays. You know how to pronounce Des Plaines. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. As in, "If you're going to the store, I wanna come with." Da is a proper definite article. You expect corruption in local politics. Anything south of I-80 is southern Illinois. You can distinguish between the 312, 773, 630, 708, 815 and 847 area codes. You carry jumper cables in your car. You have used furniture to guard your parking space in the winter. You drink "pop." You understand what "lake-effect" means. You know what goes on a Chicago style hot dog and, on Pizza, yep, you know that the toppings are under the sauce!
YOU KNOW YOU’RE FROM CHICAGO IF..... You know what Kennedy, Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, Edens, and Bishop Ford have in common..... and curse one of them daily.