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Chicago mayor William Hale Thompson was cast in the 1927 silent exploitation film to ensure it would pass the city's Is Your Daughter Safe? censorship boards?
during his days as a community organizer in
Chicago, Barack Obama worked as a consultant and trainer for the ?
Gamaliel Foundation at the height of
' Wally Phillips radio career, roughly half the entire Chicago listening audience, or about 1.5 million listeners, tuned into his show?
in 1908, the
Kinzie Street railroad bridge (pictured) in Chicago was the longest and heaviest bascule bridge in the world?
in the 1950s
started the Berry Plan to provide medical counseling clinics for young Dr. Leonidas Berry drug addicts in Chicago?
Chicago's have been renamed in honor of Devon Avenue Golda Meir, Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Sheik Mujib?
Chicago's racially segregated was so severe that in 1934 an estimated 6.8 people were living in the average kitchenette apartment?
Black Belt in the post-
World War I business slump, Chicago meat packing magnate lost a million dollars a day for 130 days?
J. Ogden Armour at the 1974
convention, Myra Wolfgang declared "...there are 3,000 women in Coalition of Labor Union Women Chicago and they didn't come here to swap recipes!"?
Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the population of the neighboring exceeded that of the devastated Hyde Park Township Chicago?
supported a Asher Lopatin Chicago ban on foie gras on the grounds that the Torah prohibits cruelty to animals, noting that " chopped liver is good, but foie gras is bad"?
electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter was once described as "one of Johnny B. Moore Chicago's interesting secrets"?
, the first The Exile African American talking film, was a semi-autobiographical film about a Black rancher in South Dakota, with elements of interracial romance and some nightclub scenes set in Chicago?
Chicago urban legend states that of 90,000 people died in Chicago typhoid fever and cholera in 1885?
Chicago championship basketball team from was drafted to form the nucleus of the original Wendell Phillips Academy High School Harlem Globetrotters?
1871 Great Chicago Fire, the Loop Retail Historic District (pictured) was Chicago's premier retailing district until it was replaced by commuter suburbs and the Magnificent Mile?
racketeering allegations, the FBI raided Chicago's , then known as the On Leong Merchants Association Building, in 1988?
Pui Tak Center several private homes in the
of Los Cerritos neighborhood Long Beach, California have been used in movies, including depicting the Bueller family's Chicago home in the 1986 comedy film ?
Ferris Bueller's Day Off the
Chicago City Council revoked the McCarthy Building's Chicago Landmark status to make way for the controversial redevelopment of Chicago's Block 37 in the Chicago Loop?
, with semi- Fountain of the Great Lakes nude figures, was not dedicated until after Chicago changed its obscenity laws for public art in 1913?
( William H. Copeland House pictured) was one of three remodeling projects undertaken by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park between 1906 and 1909?
in West Argyle Street Historic District Chicago, Illinois, developed from a village named Argyle Park after the Dukes of Argyll in Scotland?
the face of
Chicago native Hazel Lavery (pictured) adorned the banknotes of Ireland for seventy years?
the first tour of the touring company of
Chicago's included a four-week run at the Black Ensemble Theater Company Apollo Theater?
there are at least
listed on the 296 historic places U.S. National Register in Chicago, including a German U-boat (pictured)?
in Palmer Mansion Chicago, Illinois, had a self-supported spiral staircase which rose 80 feet into a tower?
neighborhood sits almost entirely on land that did not exist when the city of Streeterville Chicago first incorporated?
at the 1933 Sky Ride Chicago Century of Progress carried 4.5 million fairgoers in "rocket cars" 60 m above ground, before being demolished in 1934?
was a Electrosport US$11,900 electric car in 1971, when gasoline was 36 cents per gallon, and the company established the “World’s First Electric Car Expressway” between Detroit and Chicago?
schooner , known as "The Christmas Tree Ship", was transporting over 5,000 Rouse Simmons Christmas trees to Chicago when it sank in 1912?
German newspaper , published in Illinois Staats-Zeitung Chicago, played an important role in building the Republican Party in Illinois in the 1850s?
, a Grant Park Music Festival Chicago tradition since its 1931 introduction by Anton Cermak, is America's only remaining free, outdoor concert series featuring classical music?
Michigan-Wacker Historic District (pictured) hosts Chicago's first permanent residence, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite?
of Oliver Typewriter Company Chicago, Illinois produced and sold over one million of the first "visible print" typewriters?
was a Mission of the Guardian Angel Jesuit mission that existed in the vicinity of Chicago, Illinois, from 1696 to 1700?
( Man Enters the Cosmos pictured) is one of four Henry Moore sculptures in Chicago, two of which are at National Historic Landmarks?
, a Flamingo stabile by Alexander Calder located in Chicago, was the first piece of art commissioned by the General Services Administration under its Percent for Art program?
Iraqi refugee was shot by more than 60,000 Wafaa Bilal paintballs in a month-long performance art piece in Chicago?
Frank Lloyd Wright's 1915 Emil Bach House (pictured) in Chicago was originally a "country home" that now stands on a busy city street in the Rogers Park neighborhood?
Chicago's defunct station must be kept in operable condition because federal funds were used in its renovation?
Irish-born Major League Baseball player Jimmy Archer (pictured) received a medal from the National Safety Council in 1931 for reviving two men overcome by carbon monoxide in the Chicago stockyards?
Meigs Field in Chicago, Illinois, sits on the site of Burnham Park (pictured), which was a serious contender to host the United Nations Headquarters?
bequeathed a fund to Benjamin Ferguson Chicago, Illinois that provided for seventeen of the city's most prominent sculptures?
Thomas R. Kimball gutted the central part of the in Burlington Headquarters Building Omaha to make it resemble the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad headquarters in Chicago?
Chicago's by Fountain of Time Lorado Taft is considered the earliest outdoor concrete sculpture?
Chicago's ( Crown Fountain pictured) displays LED images of faces, which typically create the illusion of puckered lips spouting water?
Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson (pictured) transferred from Georgetown University Law Center to University of Illinois College of Law to be with her future husband, U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.?
blues singer , better known as the "Fortune Tellin' Man," passed on performing in Jesse Fortune Europe because he did not want to disappoint customers at his Chicago barbershop?
blues musician is credited as helping to create the distinctive sound of the Henry Gray Chicago blues piano?
Chicago theater-owner survived two near-fatal explosions in his life?
Chicago composer wrote her first work, the Margaret Bonds Marquette Street Blues, at the age of five?
Chicago politician was shot and killed in front of his family during the 1928 Giuseppe Esposito Republican Pineapple Primary?
Chicago hairstylist owned one of the world's largest collections of John Lanzendorf dinosaur-themed artwork?
in Bohemian National Cemetery Chicago contains a columbarium specifically intended to hold the ashes of Chicago Cubs fans?
chocolate covered bacon (pictured) is sold as "Pig Lickers" at the Minnesota State Fair, "Pig Candy" in New York City and "Mo's Bacon Bar" in Chicago?
, an upscale restaurant in Schwa Chicago, employs no receptionist, waiters, or other support staff?
Schulze Baking Company Plant (pictured) once housed the largest wholesale business in Chicago?
, now known for its Rush Street nightlife, has had four bridges over the Chicago River connecting the Loop to the Near North Side and once handled 50% of Chicago's north-south traffic?
, the 16th-floor restaurant at Sixteen Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, features an eye-level view of the Wrigley Building clock tower?
restaurant in The Berghoff Chicago will close on after 107 years of operation by three generations of the Berghoff family?
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, which was part of the original 58-block 1830 plan of Wolf Point Chicago, was the original social center of the city and is now owned by the Kennedy family?
was formed in 1881 to prevent the The Bostonian Society Old State House, site of the Boston Massacre, from being moved to Chicago?
, Rumaisa Rahman born prematurely in Chicago on , was 8 , September 19 2004 inches (20 cm) long and weighed 8½ oz. (244 g) at birth?
Nollaig Ó Gadhra's biography of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley is regarded as one of the most comprehensive biographies ever written in the Irish language?
hosts the only 24-hour Indian Village, Chicago elevator operator building in Chicago, Illinois?
Higgins Glass (pictured) refers to fused glass functional artwork produced by Michael and Frances Higgins of Chicago, in the latter half of the 20th century?
, groomed to succeed Edward Hanrahan Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, saw his elected career end after a 1969 police raid that resulted in the death of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton?
was originally a the word jazz California baseball slang term and was first applied to a style of music in Chicago?
created the award-winning news program John Callaway and was awarded 10 honorary doctorates, despite being a college dropout who hitchhiked to Chicago Tonight Chicago with 71 cents in his pocket?
in Michael Jordan's Restaurant Chicago received as many as 7,000 telephone calls per day during its first few months of operation?
McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink (pictured) is both an ice skating rink and the largest alfresco dining venue in Chicago?
architect drafted the plans for the first architect-designed house in Chicago, formed John M. Van Osdel Chicago's first architectural firm and ensured passage of Chicago's first building codes?
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Question 1: What role did Bruce Beaton play in the movie
Question 2: ________ runs adjacent to a large portion of Chicago's lakefront.
Question 3: At the collegiate level, Chicago and suburban Evanston have two national athletic conferences, the ________ with DePaul University, and the Big Ten Conference with Northwestern University in Evanston.
Question 4: Who played Police Photographer the movie
Question 5: Who played Amos Hart the movie
Question 6: Two renowned comedy troupes emerged— [47 ] ________ and I.O. (formerly known as ImprovOlympic).
Question 7: Who played Billy Flynn the movie
Question 8: What role did Queen Latifah play in the movie
Question 9: The city lies within the ________ zone, and experiences four distinct seasons.
Question 10: Pace provides bus and ________ service in over 200 surrounding suburbs with some extensions into the city as well.