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A kickass jazzy group. Known for their laid back style of music. Potheads get high while they listen to it and rich brats listen to it while they snort their crack. It brings the people together.
Heh, put in that Chicago CD!
by rubywpnmaster June 16, 2004
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The largest city in Illinois and the largest by far in the Midwest. America's 3rd largest city, with almost 3 million in the city alone, plus another 5 or 6 million in the rest of the metro area in two other states (Indiana and Wisconsin).

Carl Sanduburg calls it the "city of Big Shoulders," but most people are more familiar with it being the "windy city." This term has nothing to do with meteorology, but came from the city's loud-mouthed politicians boasting about its greatness (which it definately has) during the Chicago World's Fair. Chicago is the cultural, commercial and tranportation center of the Midwest. It has the world's 2nd busiest airport (O'Hare Airport), one of the world's tallest buildings (1,450 foot Sears Tower) and one of the country's busiest freeways (the Dan Ryan and Kennedy Expressways), and the largest hub of the world's 2nd largest airline (United).

Chicago is a great place for young, hip, urban professionals wanting stuff to do, and is a good alternative to living in New York with the lower cost of living. It has all kinds of pro sports teams: 'da Bears, Cubs, Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks. It is so serious about its sports, that a White Sox fan in south Chicago would NEVER walk around this side of town with a Cubs shirt or vice-versa. The city has great museums. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, Museum of Natural History and Museum of Science and Industry are the most popular. There are bars all over the place. And there's tons of shopping. The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue is like Canal street in New York. Chicago evens has beaches. Lake Michigan is a great place to swim, sunbathe or people watch in the summer--it's even good for ice fishing.
Chicago is way better than New York anyday. At least the people are more real.
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Forget New Nork. Chicago is better! It has everything New York does (including a a large Stock Exchange) except with friendlier people and a more affordable cost of living. Chicago has anything and everything: a better location in the center of the country, culture, quisine (like Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and the Gold Coast Dog), education, mass transit, enormous lakefront, an IVY league university, architecture (Chicago has America's tallest building while New York does not), China Town, shopping- especially on Michigan Avenue, sports teams (dont forget 'da Bears!), the world's 2nd busiest airport, the Chicago Symphony, The Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute and dont forget numerous jobs of all types. Chicago may only be one-third the size of New York but it can kiss Chicago's ass.
Chicago is probably the best major city in the country! Go to hell New York!
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Home of the greatest Industrial bands and record labels in America. Second only to the Faterland, aka Germany, for greatest Industrial bands in the world.
Many of today's Industrial artists call Chicago home.
by Jon Doe September 09, 2003
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One of the greatest bands of all time. They were 2nd only to the Beach Boys in nationwide album and single sales, of whom Chicago is better than, by the way. Chicago was known as the "Legendary Rock 'N' Roll Band With Horns" because the eight-man group with backed with a strong brass instrument section. Their major run of success and popularity lasted from 1969 to 1991. Being formed by lead singer and guitarist Terry Kath in the late 60s, the band would soon include eight members, including Peter Cetera, the famous frontman of the band throughout the early to mid-80s. Several other musicians would participate as temporary members of the band as others decided to go their own way, or if some tragedy happened.
A major tragedy did occur: soon after the release of Chicago XI, the band's eleventh album, band frontman AND former Terry Kath accidently, and fatally, shoots himself in the head while cleaning his gun. From then on until the dawn of the 80s, the band would struggle to find a replacement as well as an identity of who they really were. The band soon signed with a new record company in about 1981, whereupon they would have some of their greatest accomplishments. Here is where Peter Cetera really stood out. Now he was officially the active frontman for Chicago the Band. In 1982, the band would produce two major hits "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" and "Love Me Tomorrow", both with lead vocals by Peter Cetera, of whom was also the electric bass player. The band had also brought in the addition of vocalist/keyboardist Bill Champlin at this time. Champlin would be the one to take over when Peter Cetera decided to leave the band to pursue his rather successful solo career after 1984.
Even more smash hits would follow in 1984, all having lead vocals by Cetera. These included "Stay The Night", "Hard Habit To Break", "Along Comes A Woman", and "You're The Inspiration". Even after Peter Cetera parted from the band to release a few successful albums in his solo career, Chicago still prospered. Now they added Jason Scheff who replaced Peter Cetera as the bass player and also contributed vocals. Chicago made the first "post-Cetera" album, Chicago 18, with Scheff in 1986. He, Bill Champlin, and four of the band's original members would remain with Chicago, with the four, original members still being in the lineup today. The band still does live concerts and creates an album every now and then. Over the course of their three-decade long history, Chicago has racked up around 30 albums, hundreds of live performances, and several boxed sets and compilations, as well as a huge fan base numbering well into the tens of millions.
The best Chicago compilation is The Very Best of Chicago: Only The Beginning
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OH HELL NO!
first of all how the hell can people keep saying chicago compares itself to new york..chicago is a damn city..not a person..it cant talk! and the people here do have good reason to comopare to new york. they both have terrible gang violence..and full of peoplpe on high-horses(less in da chi) and have big buildings. And never say were not educated..how arent we when most of the math books in the world come from chicago. and were the leading medical city in the country. and another thing!
1|chicago is better than ny...it just is all you have to do is talk to someonw..we wont shut u up or walk past you like those e yuppies
2|there is diversity..the only people who think we arent are outsiders
2|we arent racist...when me an my friends see white people downtown(being from the southside)we talk and both groups just wanna rep our city!
3|new york is full of wannabees while chicago produces some of the best most cultured people in the world.
before you dis chicago COME THE HELL OVER HERE!!
3|and our L system is cleaner,smarter,and more comfortable
oh...chicago i love your skyline
please help us chicago we need some of your water!-LA
IM FROM BROOKLYN!-NY
well i went to robeson high in south chicago and now i nake 7 figures...QUARTERLY!-chicago
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Chicago is a city in the midwest. Home to some great things like Second City, and the Sears Tower. Now, I must disprove some of the common stereotypes people have about Chicago. The Southside has every kind of ethnicity you can think of. It's not just blacks. Have you ever heard the term "Southside Irish"? We aren't hicks. As a whole, we aren't racist. While the CPS system isn't the greatest, it isn't the hell that people who aren't from Chicago say it is. Now for the thing that are true. We have a corrupt government, I know that's obviously a bad thing, but really, who doesn't have a corrupt governemnt? Chicago just gets more exposure for it's corruption. We do have a lot of liberals, as is true with most big cities.

Quite frankly, their isn't enough time in the day to name all the Chicago stereotypes. So please stop insulting Chicago and do something more productive with your time.
Silly Suburban Kid: I never leave the suburbs,Chicago scares me!



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