Third Largest City in the U.S, it was built on the corner of the great lake so it actually does have beaches. Chicago is a metropolis on the rise, it was voted to have the best sports teams and has the second largest downtown in the U.S second only to Manhattan. Chicago has a lot of history, and is a great place to visit.
Chicago the metropolis of the midwest
by Jersey Kid January 25, 2008
Cool city but not "better" or "worse" than New York, which it's always trying to compare itself to; despite the fact that there's no comparison. They're just different and they each have different charms and drawbacks.
New York rocks. Chicago rocks. End of story.

Cho cho cho, i heart chi-town, and NorthSide1983 need to take some Midol.
by Not a Chicagoan September 28, 2005
The best city in the world. Ever. Period. Way better than NYC becasue NYC thinks its so great, but Chicago is better. If you havent been there, go there NOW! And for all you people that kall it "shit-cago" you are probably gay people who live in NYC and visited Chicago for a day and just hate it because its better than NYC. In fact, Chicago is the best. Just becasue some of our teams arent good doesnt mean where a bad city. And just becasue youve been to Wikipedia and looked up Chicagos crime rate doesnt mean your going to get murdered! Ive lived in Chicago all my life, and no one has even said anything mean to me! The statistics say a high number but in reality, that doesnt mean that your going to get murdered! You can not call Chicago "shit-cago" unless youve lived there. Chicago is so great in so many ways. Great food. Great Museums. Great public transit. Not very dirty. CHICAGO IS THE BEST!
Chicago is the best place ever.
by awscherb November 16, 2006
Could be the world's greatest city, oh wait it is! People who hate it are just jealous of its beauty, mystique and whatnot.
Some guy: Boy I really "hate" Chicago.
by Gabriel John July 05, 2007
A game played while smoking weed. Where you take a hit of the blunt then hold it in while the blunt goes around and when it gets back to you u exhale. It gets you high as a mutha fucka trust me. Try that shit.
Jorge:dam this is a small blunt we wont get high.
Nick: Yea we will lets just do chicago on that shit.
Jorge: hell yea then we will get High.
by Jack"u"man August 02, 2006
Passing around a full beer or other drink amongst a group of friends until the drink is finished. Useful for finishing a beer when rushing to get somewhere.
"Our cab will be here in 2 minutes"
"I'm not done with my beer yet"
"Lets just Chicago it"
The group stands in a circle until the beer is finished.
by JeffyFromTheO February 22, 2009
Logically, the most important city on the planet Earth, without any competition whatsoever, besides maybe from London. Seeing that New York is an overgrown superhigh-density monstropolis, and Los Angeles being just a sprawling collection of coincidentally nearby suburbs, Chicago also holds claim to the title "The only real city in the United States".

Living Rooms are Front room, Bathrooms are Washrooms, Athletic Shoes are Gym Shoes (there's nothing sneaky about your "sneakers"), Soft Drinks = Pop, and the transit system (The El or "L"), unlike its counterparts in New York and London, actually makes sense. Despite what CNN would like you to think, Chicago is NOT actually the most dangerous city in the Universe, nor is it the murder capital of the United States. Unlike New York, its ugly cousin, housing is reasonably affordable.

Chicago is also home to the most skilled drivers in North America. With its underground streets (wacker drive), habitual (but also skilled) red light runners, and 80 mph (130 km/h) unposted minimum speeds on all expressways (especially the Eisenhower), absolutely impeccable driving skills are required of all residents and visitors. Traffic Jams are almost always caused by drivers that mistakenly view speed limits as maximum speed suggestions, and also by those who swerve dangerously and ungracefully between multiple lanes in a single merge (drivers from wisconsin and minnesota, respectively).

If one says, "Wanna come with?" or "Where's that at?" you are to interpret that as "Do you want to come with me?", and "Where is that?" but you will never say "Wanna come with me?" because that would be weird, ending sentences with prepositions is perfectly acceptable.

Pedestrians are demigods, and have right-of-way in all scenarios. Period. Attempting to run over a Chicago pedestrian would be about as dangerous as attempting to collide head-on with a 18-wheeler semi truck. "Pedestrian rage" is far more prevalent than "road rage", and jaywalking and crosswalk are both equally unknown terms to Chicagoans.

Macy's is regarded as the invasive alien force that ended the amazing quality and customer service Chicago called "Marshall Field's".

Chicagoans find "New York Style Pizza" to resemble oversized pancakes, as opposed to true "Chicago style deep-dish pizza", which, like Marshall Fields, is far superior.

And finally, do not dare criticize a Chicagoans pronunciation of their hometown. There are two acceptable pronunciations (depending on your neighborhood):

Chicago (Shih-kAAH-go) --the "aah" sound is far more pronounced than the east/west coast A. most frequent and stereotypical pronunciation, used by most residents and burbies close to the city.

or
Chicago (Shih-KAW-guh), less common, found only in some areas of the northside (pronounced norsside), and more frequently among older residents.

Chicagoans will also claim to have a "neutral" and "normal" accent. Do not challenge that claim.
Visitor to Chicago: "Do you ever go to Iowa?"
Chicagoan: "No. That would be silly."
by chicago992 August 24, 2009

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