Ah, Chicago, one of America's great cities. The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. Chitown. The Second City. Hey, how many nicknames...
Ah, Chicago, one of America’s great cities.
The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. Chitown. The Second City.
Hey, how many nicknames does this place have, anyway?
The Seahawks hope it will be known today as The Place the Bears’ Season Ended.
There are others. That Toddling Town. The Big Onion. The City that Works. The City that Stole Boeing (this one isn’t well known outside Seattle).
Anyway, there’s plenty more to Chicago than nicknames.
This strikes us as odd: But speaking of nicknames, the city once known as “Hog Butcher For the World” recently banned foie grass from being served in restaurants.
A Chicago original: Chicago has the only drive-through post office in the world.
Not to be outdone: Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens discovered the world’s only drive-through retirement center, which is located near Northgate.
Best fictional Chicago suburb: Shermer, Ill., is the location of several John Hughes movies, including “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Weird Science.”
Chicago native with the best chance to be our first female president: No, not Dorothy Hamill. The answer, of course, is Jenny McCarthy. Or maybe Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Worst song with “Chicago” in title: “The Night Chicago Died,” by Paper Lace.
Best song with “Chicago” in title: “Sweet Home Chicago,” by Robert Johnson.
Funniest guy from Chicago: This is subjective, of course, but if you say another other than Bob Newhart, well, you’re wrong.
Bizarre Chicago crime story: Members of the “John Dillinger Died for You Society” traditionally gather at the Biograph Theater in Chicago on July 22, the anniversary of Dillinger’s death in 1934. They retrace his last walk to the alley where he died, following a bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace.”
It happened in Chicago: Scientists at the University of Chicago achieved the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in 1942, initiating the atomic age.
So did this: Hugh Hefner published the first Playboy magazine in Chicago in 1953.
Supersize me: The first McDonald’s franchise restaurant opened in 1955 in Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb.
Any chance he’s a Bears fan? Not sure what the most infamous fan in Chicago sports history is doing today, but maybe Steve Bartman could help out the Seahawks by running onto the field as the Bears are attempting a field goal. Just an idea.