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  • 1. John McPherson APHG Period 5
  • 2. History
    • Area was seized by Potawatomie people
    • Founded in 1833 population of 200
    • Major hub of Railroad industry because of location.
    • Great fire of 1871 destroyed 1/3 of city and the CBD
    • After the fire the cities experience rapid growth and expansion.
  • 3. Chi-town
    • 5 main sections. Downtown, East, West, South, and North.
    • 7,300 Acres of parks and 33 public beaches.
    • More than ½ the population of IL lives in the Chicago metropolitan area
  • 4. Random Facts
    • In the 1920s Chicago saw an explosion of organized crime.
    • Hosted the 1968 Democratic Convention.
    • Constructed the worlds tallest building at the time.
  • 5. Culture
    • Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Theatre, Art Institute of Chicago.
    • Chicago Style Pizza.
    • Was voted best sports town of America in 2006.
  • 6. The Loop
    • Downtown is the center of Chicago's cultural, commercial and financial institutions, and home to Grant Park and many of the city's skyscrapers.
    • Many of the city's financial institutions are located within a section of downtown called "The Loop", which is an eight block by five block square of city streets that are encircled by elevated rail tracks
  • 7.  
  • 8. Location
    • 41° 50′ 13″ N, 87° 41′ 4″ W
    • Northeastern Illinois at the southern tip of lake Michigan.
    • Hub between east and west.
  • 9. Demographics
    • 2.8 million, third larges city in US.
    • Area was settled in 1770s but city of Chicago wasn’t founded until 1833.
    • 42% of population white, 34% black, 33% other.
    • Because of large multi-ethnic population a wide variety of faiths are practiced.
  • 10. Gender population
    • Male: 1,299,933 (48.11%) Female: 1,401,993 (51.89%)
  • 11. Transportation
    • Major transportation hub of US.
    • Only city in which six class 1 railroads meet.
    • Nine interstate highways run through Chicago.
    • Two airports Midway and O'Hare(worlds second busiest airport).
  • 12. Rapid Transit
    • Three public transportation systems.
    • CTA, Metro, and Pace.
    • CTA operates busses and rapid transport.
    • 24 hours a days.
    • Metro is 11 commuter rail lines into Chicago from suburbs.
    • Pace provides busses to 200 stops.
  • 13. Economy
    • Third largest producing $507 billion a year.
    • City has the most balance economy in the US due to its high level of diversification.
    • Chicago named the fourth most important business center in the world by Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index.
    • Chicago recorded the greatest number of new or expanded corporate Facilities in the US 6 of the last 7 years.
  • 14. Economy cont
    • Major financial center.
    • Home of Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (Merc).
    • Manufacturing, printing, publishing, and food processing also play major roles in Chicago's economy.
  • 15. City Classification
    • World Cities Study Group rated Chicago an alpha city due to its important role in the Global Economy.

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