History UsefulNotes / Chicago

26th Nov '16 6:31:22 PM calyurk
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* UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} loyalties are split between the National League Cubs on the North Side and American League White Sox on the South Side. Both teams suffered from legendarily long titles droughts until the Sox won the World Series in 2005[[note]]a sweep of the UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Astros, their first MLB championship in 88 years[[/note]], while the Cubs have made it to 108 years with nothing before finally breaking the streak in 2016. Each has periods of ups and downs, though most of the time neither team is really anything to write home about for instance, in 2012 the Cubs were the second worst team in all of baseball, and while the Sox managed to finish the same season only a few games behind the American League Central-leading UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Tigers, that spoke more to the mediocrity of the AL Central that year rather than the particular quality of the Sox (or the Tigers for that matter). That said, the FandomRivalry tends to spark interest regardless of how they are actually playing.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} loyalties are split between the National League Cubs on the North Side and American League White Sox on the South Side. Both teams suffered from legendarily long titles droughts until the Sox won the World Series in 2005[[note]]a sweep of the UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Astros, their first MLB championship in 88 years[[/note]], while the Cubs have made it to 108 years with nothing before finally breaking the streak in 2016. Each has periods of ups and downs, though most of the time neither team is really anything to write home about for instance, in 2012 the Cubs were the second worst team in all of baseball, and while the Sox managed to finish the same season only a few games behind the American League Central-leading UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Tigers, that spoke more to the mediocrity of the AL Central that year rather than the particular quality of the Sox (or the Tigers for that matter). That said, the FandomRivalry tends to spark interest regardless of how they are actually playing.
22nd Nov '16 7:23:37 AM TheBigBopper
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Chicago, Illinois: incorporated in 1837. The name comes from the Algonquian word ''shikaakwa'', or "wild onion"[[note]]Or "smelly onion" depending on how you translate it[[/note]]. We kid you not: it was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what was growing]] in the swampland around Lake Michigan that was perfectly situated for continental-scale commerce. It's the third most populous city in the United States and a fabled fortress of jazz, [[TheMafia organized crime]], UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Daaaaaa Bearsss]], the 1893 World's Fair, deep-dish pizza, Frank Lloyd Wright, house music, improvisational theatre, pinball, lots and lots of drawbridges, two baseball teams known for perennial mediocrity which fiercely battle for the city's love/scorn, skyscrapers, revolving doors, [[note]][[http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/swinging-times-why-chicago-has-so-many-revolving-doors-114058 it's estimated]] that Chicago has one-third of the revolving doors ''in the entire world''[[/note]] a very pleasant lakefront, very unpleasant winters, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama our current president]], and a certain roughneck Midwestern charm. Its nickname of "The Windy City" was coined by Charles Dana of the ''New York Sun'' to dismiss Chicago politicians promising that if they got the World's Fair in 1893, it would be awesome, as being full of hot air. (They got the fair, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and it was indeed awesome.]]) Aside from that, the city had a massive fire in 1871, widely suspected in UrbanLegend of having been started by a cow, which leveled much of the city and killed 200-300 people. [[note]]That is, the fire did. [[DontExplaintheJoke Not the cow.]] [[WildMassGuessing We think.]]The cow survived the fire[[/note]]

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Chicago, Illinois: incorporated in 1837. The name comes from the Algonquian word ''shikaakwa'', or "wild onion"[[note]]Or "smelly onion" depending on how you translate it[[/note]]. We kid you not: it was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what was growing]] in the swampland around Lake Michigan that was perfectly situated for continental-scale commerce. It's the third most populous city in the United States and a fabled fortress of jazz, [[TheMafia organized crime]], UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Daaaaaa Bearsss]], the 1893 World's Fair, deep-dish pizza, Frank Lloyd Wright, house music, improvisational theatre, pinball, lots and lots of drawbridges, two baseball teams known for perennial mediocrity which fiercely battle for the city's love/scorn, skyscrapers, revolving doors, [[note]][[http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/swinging-times-why-chicago-has-so-many-revolving-doors-114058 it's estimated]] that Chicago has one-third of the revolving doors ''in the entire world''[[/note]] a very pleasant lakefront, very unpleasant winters, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama our current the 44th president]], and a certain roughneck Midwestern charm. Its nickname of "The Windy City" was coined by Charles Dana of the ''New York Sun'' to dismiss Chicago politicians promising that if they got the World's Fair in 1893, it would be awesome, as being full of hot air. (They got the fair, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and it was indeed awesome.]]) Aside from that, the city had a massive fire in 1871, widely suspected in UrbanLegend of having been started by a cow, which leveled much of the city and killed 200-300 people. [[note]]That is, the fire did. [[DontExplaintheJoke Not the cow.]] [[WildMassGuessing We think.]]The cow survived the fire[[/note]]
3rd Nov '16 11:14:33 AM Claystripe
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* UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} loyalties are split between the National League Cubs on the North Side and American League White Sox on the South Side. Both teams suffered from legendarily long titles droughts until the Sox won the World Series in 2005[[note]]a sweep of the UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Astros, their first MLB championship in 88 years[[/note]], while the Cubs have made it to 107 years with nothing. Each has periods of ups and downs, though most of the time neither team is really anything to write home about for instance, in 2012 the Cubs were the second worst team in all of baseball, and while the Sox managed to finish the same season only a few games behind the American League Central-leading UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Tigers, that spoke more to the mediocrity of the AL Central that year rather than the particular quality of the Sox (or the Tigers for that matter). That said, the FandomRivalry tends to spark interest regardless of how they are actually playing.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} loyalties are split between the National League Cubs on the North Side and American League White Sox on the South Side. Both teams suffered from legendarily long titles droughts until the Sox won the World Series in 2005[[note]]a sweep of the UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} Astros, their first MLB championship in 88 years[[/note]], while the Cubs have made it to 107 108 years with nothing.nothing before finally breaking the streak in 2016. Each has periods of ups and downs, though most of the time neither team is really anything to write home about for instance, in 2012 the Cubs were the second worst team in all of baseball, and while the Sox managed to finish the same season only a few games behind the American League Central-leading UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Tigers, that spoke more to the mediocrity of the AL Central that year rather than the particular quality of the Sox (or the Tigers for that matter). That said, the FandomRivalry tends to spark interest regardless of how they are actually playing.
30th Sep '16 11:23:08 PM Cinereous
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* ''Anime/NinetyOneDays''
26th Jul '16 9:37:06 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/HoopDreams'' - documentary about two high-school basketball players from the slums
17th Jul '16 3:03:59 PM themisterfree
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* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' - renamed Phaeton City during the Neo Sapien occupation

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* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' - renamed [[{{Egopolis}} Phaeton City City]] during the Neo Sapien occupationNeosapien occupation; home to LaResistance led by ex-Chicago cop Sean Napier
27th Jun '16 10:25:31 PM vexer
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* ''Film/BatmanBegins''- Set in Gotham city, Nolan's Batman films were all filmed in Chicago.
9th Jun '16 1:18:15 PM ayjazz
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* ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'': The intro is set here. It's a DoomedHometown for the protagonist though, as it is leveled by a nanite bomb.
21st May '16 2:06:36 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/TheRealONeals''
19th May '16 4:06:44 AM KYCubbie
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* ''Austin'': Chicago's largest neighborhood, this historically middle-class community fell on hard times in 1970s. Things haven't gotten much better since. It has one of the highest crime rates in the city, though the sheer size of the neighborhood is probably skewing the figures. It is also home to the only Wal-Mart to ever be opened within Chicago city limits.

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* ''Austin'': Chicago's largest neighborhood, this historically middle-class community fell on hard times in 1970s. Things haven't gotten much better since. It has one of the highest crime rates in the city, though the sheer size of the neighborhood is probably skewing the figures. It is also home to the only Wal-Mart UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} to ever be opened within Chicago city limits.



* ''Ravenswood'': A working class neighborhood that owes its existence to Ravenswood branch of what is now the Brown 'L' line. Has lots of apartment buildings and quite a few pockets of gentrification.[[/folder]]

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* ''Ravenswood'': A working class neighborhood that owes its existence to the Ravenswood branch of what is now the Brown 'L' line. Has lots of apartment buildings and quite a few pockets of gentrification.[[/folder]]



** Also home to a large number of Police and Firefighter households.

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** Also home to a large number of Police police and Firefighter firefighter households.



Sports in Chicago are [[SeriousBusiness very passionate subjects]], although their fans tend to have a well-deserved reputation for idealizing the sports instead of looking at them objectively.[[note]]Remember the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Superfans?]] Some Chicagoans didn't realize they were being made fun of.[[/note]] With UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup in 2010, Chicago became the first city on the continent to win all four of its big major professional sports championships in a 25-year span[[note]]1986 Super Bowl, 1991-93, 1996-98 NBA Championships, 2005 World Series (White Sox), 2010 Stanley Cup[[/note]]. Its record was broken a year later by UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} when the Bruins' [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] win brought the span down to seven years. However if you include soccer in the mix, Chicago regains the title as the New England Revolution have never won an MLS cup.

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Sports in Chicago are [[SeriousBusiness very passionate subjects]], although their fans tend to have a well-deserved reputation for idealizing the sports instead of looking at them objectively.[[note]]Remember the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Superfans?]] Some Chicagoans didn't realize they were being made fun of.[[/note]] With UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup in 2010, Chicago became the first city on the continent to win all four of its big major professional sports championships in a 25-year span[[note]]1986 Super Bowl, 1991-93, 1996-98 NBA Championships, 2005 World Series (White Sox), 2010 Stanley Cup[[/note]]. Its record was broken a year later by UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} when the Bruins' [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] win brought the span down to seven years. However if you include soccer in the mix, Chicago regains the title as the New England Revolution have never won an [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS cup.
Cup]].



* The [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Bulls]] led by Michael Jordan in TheNineties are considered one of, if not ''the'' greatest, sporting dynasty of all time. After a few years ranging from OK to bad they have resurged on the heels of area native Derrick Rose.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Bulls]] led by Michael Jordan UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan in TheNineties are considered one of, if not ''the'' greatest, sporting dynasty of all time. After a few years ranging from OK to bad they have resurged on the heels of area native Derrick Rose.



* Women's soccer has the Chicago Red Stars, which have been members of four different leagues in their first five years of play. Currently, they play in the National Women's Soccer League, which is the country's ''third'' attempt to establish a professional women's soccer league.[[note]]The NWSL was preceded by the Women's United Soccer Association (20012003) and Women's Professional Soccer (20092011). The NWSL was founded in 2012 and played its first season in 2013.[[/note]]

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* Women's soccer has the Chicago Red Stars, which have been were members of four different leagues in their first five years of play. Currently, they play in the National Women's Soccer League, which is the country's ''third'' attempt to establish a professional women's soccer league.[[note]]The NWSL was preceded by the Women's United Soccer Association (20012003) and Women's Professional Soccer (20092011). The NWSL was founded in 2012 and played its first season in 2013.[[/note]]



* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'': While the city is technically unnamed on the show, the opening credits utilize Chicago locations

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* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'': While the city is technically unnamed on the show, the opening credits utilize Chicago locationslocations.
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