10 Interesting Chicago Facts

Wednesday, December 4th 2013. | Cities

Get information about Chicago facts if you want to spend some time in the city. There are many kinds of places that you can visit in Chicago. You can go to the highest skyscraper or the nicest zoo in the city. It is the home to tallest building in the North American continent. Find more facts about Chicago below:

Chicago Facts 1: famous sport clubs

There are many famous sport clubs from Chicago. Some of them include Chicago Bulls basketball team, Chicago Bears Football Team, Chicago Fire soccer team, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Whites ox baseball teams, Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, and many more.

Chicago Facts 2: famous buildings

There are many famous buildings that you can find in Chicago. The first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885.  In 1893, the first Aquarium was opened in the city.

Chicago facts

Chicago facts

Chicago Facts 3: Harold Washington

Harold Washington is the first African American mayor who took office in Chicago in 1983.

Chicago Facts 4: Chicago flag

Chicago flag is very unique. It contains four stars resembling the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago Fire, Century of Progress Exposition and Fort Dearborn.

Chicago at night

Chicago at night

Chicago Facts 5: Chicago Public Library

If you love books and want to know the complete book collection, you can visit the Chicago Public Library. It is considered as the largest public library in the world. The collection of books in the library is around 200 millions.

Chicago Facts 6: postal facility

The postal facility located in Chicago is very unique. You can drive a car through the post office. You just have to reach the Chicago Post office located at 433 West Van Buren.

chicago city

chicago city

Chicago Facts 7: Saint Patrick’s Day

When Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated, the Chicago River will be dyed green.

Chicago Facts 8: Nabisco

Nabisco is located in Chicago. It is considered as the largest cookie and cracker factory. In 1995, it produced 16 billion Oreo cookies.



Chicago Facts 9: Great Chicago Fire

Great Chicago Fire is the important event occurred in the past. The only building which can survive from the great fire is the Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station. This building still exists today.

Chicago Facts 10: Chicago’s Mercantile Exchange building

The building made without an internal steel skeleton is Chicago’s Mercantile Exchange building. The building stands up with the wall as the support.

east chicago

east chicago

Chicago’s O’Hare airport is the important airport in the city. The name is derived from the name of Lieutenant Commander Edward H. “Butch” O’Hare. What do you think on facts about Chicago?

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