Chicago Local Customs

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  • 1. Festivals & Holidays

    Christkindlmarket is a German Christmas market at Daley Plaza that runs from around Thanksgiving to Christmas each year. If you are in Chicago around this time, be sure to stop by. Sample a variety of...

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  • 2. People

    Chicago lies in the midwest of the US and is considered an almost exemplary city of this region. As such, it tends to carry those midwestern values such as being helpful. Of course, you'll still find...

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  • 3. Eating & Drinking

    Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, and continuing until Christmas Day, there is an old world outdoor German Winter Market in Daley Plaza. It's so much fun, I go there every year, and am always bringing...

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  • 4. History

    On May 24, 1924 14 year old Bobby Franks was walking home from school when he was kidnapped and killed by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who were looking to commit the perfect crime. Bobby Franks...

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  • 5. Theater & Music

    State Street is once again thronged with holiday shoppers, and now you can see street puppet theatre in small "carts". (I'm sure Mayor Daley makes sure that they are licensed.) This one featured a...

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  • 6. Inventions

    THINGS THAT WERE INVENTED IN CHICAGO vacuum cleaner [1869] elevated railway [1883] skyscrapers [1885] softball [1887] open heart surgery [1893] ferris wheel [1893] zipper [1896] fixed trunnion bascule...

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  • 7. Chicago's flag

    Chicago has it's own flag with three white strips, two blue stripes and four red stars. The top blue stripe represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the...

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  • 8. Chicago Blackhawks Parade and Celebration

    Well in Chicago when our sports teams win a championship it seems like the whole city comes out to join in the celebration. Such as the case after the Chicago...

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  • 9. Opening Day at Wrigley Field

    It happens every year around the end of March or beginning of April. Spring is in the air and the cry is once again heard from all who come to "worship" by the...

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  • 10. Chiditarod - Food Drive, Race, Costumes

    On Saturday, March 2, 2013 I attended my first Chiditarod. I found out about this unique Chicago event through another social group I belong to the Chicago...

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  • 11. Art Galleries in the River North

    The River North Gallery District in Chicago is home to the second largest concentration of individually owned and operated galleries int he United States....

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  • 12. Coffee Mugs

    sometimes I collect Coffee Mugs on my travels too especially starbucks mugs if I feel like it and while here in chicago, I was intrigued by the Starbucks Coffee...

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  • 13. Shot Glasses

    shot glasses are another favorite collectible of mine hen going to a new place and like buying a refrigerator magnet, I definitely must buy one here and again...

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  • 14. Refrigerator Magnets

    my favorite collectible when I'm going to a new place and since this is my first time to visit (not the last time I hope) Chicago, then buying my fave Collector...

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  • 15. Live and Love through... Laughter???

    Out of all of the off the wall/bizarre tips that I have included on my Chicago page, I can assure you that this one is the strangest.In 1995 an organization...

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  • 16. A rich, 'beefy' heritage.

    In the Summer of 1999, a herd of ornate - but life-size - bovine effigies appeared downtown in "Cows on Parade." A 'public art' competition, it was inspired by...

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  • 17. It's all about the Cubs and the Sox!!

    I happened to be in Chicago as the baseball playoffs were getting started and since both the Cubs and the White Sox had made it to the post-season, it seemed...

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  • 18. Daley Plaza Farmer's Market

    I was pleasantly surprised to discover a Farmer's Market at the heart of downtown Chicago! Every Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, from mid-May to mid-October,...

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  • 19. Help, I didn't bring my laptop!

    One thing I noticed about Chicago is that it is a very technologically-advanced city - you should have seen me trying to find a public phone in downtown...

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  • 20. Weddings and Street Bands

    Shortly after I started out on my walking tour of downtown Chicago on a Sunday morning, I came across this scene of the bride and groom, as well as their...

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  • 21. Billy Goat and Cheezborger!

    Have you heard of the Curse of the Billy Goat? Yes, there is a legitimate reason the Chicago Cubs does not win the world series. It's the curse. Billy the owner...

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  • 22. Hollywood on the Lake?

    No, Mayor Daley has not ordered that the official name of the city be changed to "Gotham". But it's true that in the summer there were plenty of "Gothamites"...

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  • 23. FREE Chicago Air and Water Show

    This largest free show of its kind is held on the lake front in August. 2007 details:LOCATION: From Fullerton to Oak Street. North avenue beach is the focal...

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  • 24. Very Popular Activities in Chicago in Summer

    Chicago really comes alive in the summertime, and a multitude of people visit each year. During August of 2007, Allan and I observed how "flocks of people" are...

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  • 25. Jack BrickHouse Memorial

    While walking down Michigan Avenue, we observed a rather new memorial of Jack Brickhouse, broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs for 40 years and the Chicago White...

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