The History of Chicago

By: Ellen Moonan p.3 January 12, 2015

What is one of the worst things that has happened in Chicago?

One thing that has terribly happened in Chicago would be the Chicago Fire in 1871. Back then Chicago was made all of wood, one fire started the whole city on fire. It started at Ms. O'Leary's barn and rumor has it that a cow had kicked over a lantern to start the fire.

What are some of the most famous buildings in Chicago?

The top 3 most famous buildings in Chicago are:

  1. The Willis Tower (usually known as the Sears Tower)
  2. The Aon Center
  3. The John Hancock Center
My favorite out of these 3 buildings would be The Willis Tower. I like the Willis Tower because at the top there is a sky deck that you can go on and you are 1,353 feet high in the air over Chicago.

What are the professional Chicago sports teams?

  • Chicago Bulls (basketball)
  • Chicago Blackhawks (hockey)
  • Chicago White Sox (baseball)
  • Chicago Cubs (baseball)
  • Chicago Bears (football)
  • Chicago Wolves (hockey)
  • Chicago Fire (soccer)

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inventions originated in Chicago

  • invented brownies in 1893
  • invented yellow pencils in 1889
  • invented the ferris wheel in 1893
  • invented the zipper in 1893
  • invented the vacuum in 1869
  • invented softball in 1887

Chicago's most famous resteraunts

  1. Everest
  2. Gino's East
  3. Super Dawg Drive-In
  4. Billy Goat Tavern