The “Windy City” name has nothing to do with Chicago weather. Chicago’s nickname was coined by 19th-century journalists who were referring to the fact that its politicians were “windbags” and “full of hot air.”
Martin Luther King Jr. said he experienced far more hatred in Chicago than he ever did in Alabama or Mississippi. King took part of the Chicago Housing Movement in August 1966 with thousands of local whites jeering, throwing bricks, and displaying Confederate and Nazi signs all over the city.
Chicago is America’s top city… in the prevalence of bedbugs, for the fourth year in a row.
There have been more deaths in Chicago from gang violence than troops killed in Afganistan since 2001.
In 1918 over 100 waiters were arrested for poisoning bad tippers in Chicago.