Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago Union Station
The hall of Chicago’s Union Station. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Velvet.

Population: 2,722,389 (2014 est.)


Area: 606 km2 (234 mi2)

Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST) (UTC-6)


Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, is often called the “Second City,” because it is the United States’ only true city other than New York City. It is also referred to as the “Windy City” for its notoriously strong gusts of wind. Chicago is portrayed in numerous books and movies, and it is a capital of many industries, such as art, culture, entertainment, and finance.

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