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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago is a major city in the U.S. state of Illinois. The city is the largest in the Midwest, and with a population of nearly three million people, Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States. The Chicago Metropolitan area, informally known as Chicagoland, has a population of over 9.4 million in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, making it the third largest in the United States. Chicago is located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and is a major center of transportation, industry, politics, culture, finance, medicine and higher education. Chicago is informally called the Second City, the Windy City, and the City of Big Shoulders (from Carl Sandburg's poem Chicago).

Today, Chicago is the financial, business, and cultural capital of the Midwest, and it is recognized worldwide as an Alpha Global City. Chicago was founded in 1833 as a town to link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River system. It soon became a transportation hub of the Northwest Territory, with major connections by steamboats, canals and (by 1855), railroads. By 1890, it was one of the ten most influential world cities.

For a full description of the real-world city, see the article at Wikipedia.

In TV Superheroes

Chicago is the residence of wizard/detective Harry Dresden and the location of his practice. Lt. Connie Murphy is a detective in the Chicago Police Department's District 27.

See Chicago, Illinois (TV Superheroes) for full details.

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