History UsefulNotes / Chicago

30th Jan '16 5:42:43 AM Dimas28
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* ''Film/BabysDayOut''

* ''Film/BadTeacher''

* ''Film/ChildsPlay''

* ''Film/TheGrudge'': The second and third films are set partially and entirely, respectively, in Chicago.

* ''Film/RichieRich''

* ''Film/TheSantaClause''

* ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'': Explores a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] Chicago. Notable in that, unlike in other young-adult dystopia, from start to finish, the series is set in Chicago and ''only'' Chicago; the closest the series has come to exploring other location is when the characters reach O'Hare International Airport in the third book, which is partially located in [=DuPage=] County (Chicago is in Cook County) but is still owned by the Chicago Government. [[CreatorProvincialism Veronica Roth wrote the series while attending Northwestern University]].

* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'': Although Riordan doesn't seem to realize that Chicago is called the "Windy City" because of blustering politicians, not the weather. It ''is'' windy, though. Especially in the winter, when it's also freezing cold. Also, perceptions are important in this series, so if people think that Chicago is literally windy, that's where the Wind will go.
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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'': Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds, is based here. Although Riordan doesn't seem to realize that Chicago is called the "Windy City" because of blustering politicians, not the weather. It ''is'' windy, though. Especially in the winter, when it's also freezing cold. Also, perceptions are important in this series, so if people think that Chicago is literally windy, that's where the Wind will go.

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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'': Although Riordan doesn't seem to realize that ''Literature/PetSematary'' and its film adaptation feature Louis Creed moving with his family from his Chicago is called the "Windy City" because of blustering politicians, not the weather. It ''is'' windy, though. Especially in the winter, when it's also freezing cold. Also, perceptions are important in this series, so if people think that home to [[LovecraftCountry Maine]] to teach, though his wife and children later return to Chicago is literally windy, that's where the Wind will go.for Thanksgiving. He ''really'' should have stayed back home...
27th Jan '16 1:45:47 PM dmcreif
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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]], Michael Jordan, [[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]]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]], Michael Jordan, [[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]]it's estimated [[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]]
23rd Jan '16 11:04:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' — The whole film is about SteveMartin's character trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, with JohnCandy as his hapless and unwanted traveling companion.
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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' — The whole film is about SteveMartin's Creator/SteveMartin's character trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, with JohnCandy Creator/JohnCandy as his hapless and unwanted traveling companion.
15th Jan '16 2:59:39 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Rogers Park'': A former site of a major Pottawatomie Indian settlement, the neighborhood has become a haven for immigrants from all over the globe, including India, Pakistan, Russia, Ecudaor, Korea, China and various Middle Eastern countries. It is one of the few Chicago neighborhoods that can be safely called "integrated." The section closest to Chicago's northern border (locally known as Juneway Terrace or, less charitably, Juneway Jungle) is fairly poor, but the rest of the neighborhood is largely working class, with some middle-class incursions along the coast and near Loyola University. (North of the city limits here lies Evanston, an old college town.)
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* ''Rogers Park'': A former site of a major Pottawatomie Indian settlement, settlement (part of its boundary line, as defined by a 1816 treaty, is now Rogers Avenue), the neighborhood has become a haven for immigrants from all over the globe, including India, Pakistan, Russia, Ecudaor, Korea, China and various Middle Eastern countries. It is one of the few Chicago neighborhoods that can be safely called "integrated." The section closest to Chicago's northern border (locally known as Juneway Terrace or, less charitably, Juneway Jungle) is fairly poor, but the rest of the neighborhood is largely working class, with some middle-class incursions along the coast and near Loyola University. (North of the city limits here lies Evanston, an old college town.)
10th Jan '16 5:00:34 PM phoenix
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*** A good analogy for people who follow TheBeautifulGame is the Tartan Army (the fans of the [[BritishFootyTeams Scottish national team]]): Scotland have been hopeless for several decades, but its fans have been noted for being very warm, if ridiculously devoted and absurdly drunk (or is it the other way 'round?).
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*** A good analogy for people who follow TheBeautifulGame UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball is the Tartan Army (the fans of the [[BritishFootyTeams Scottish national team]]): Scotland have been hopeless for several decades, but its fans have been noted for being very warm, if ridiculously devoted and absurdly drunk (or is it the other way 'round?).
5th Jan '16 10:59:09 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Turks'' * ''Two of a Kind'', a short-lived Olsen twins vehicle which even included an episode where, in a ShoutOut to Bueller, the father takes in a game at Wrigley Field.
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* ''Turks'' ''Series/{{Turks}}'' * ''Two of a Kind'', a short-lived Olsen twins vehicle ''Series/TwoOfAKind'', which even included an episode where, in a ShoutOut to Bueller, the father takes in a game at Wrigley Field.
5th Jan '16 10:56:38 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/CalamityJane'': The title character makes a trip to the Windy City.
5th Jan '16 10:50:50 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''

* Johnny Dynamite battled the underworld in Chicago.

* ''The Break-Up''

* ''Film/TheDilemma''

* ''Hardball''

* ''Let's Do It Again''

* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' series - The Griswalds live in Chicago.

* ''Crossing California''

* ''Chicago Story'' — Need I say it?

* ''Series/FamilyMatters''

* ''Series/GoodTimes'' : The Evans family lives in the projects on the South Side.

* ''Series/ShamelessUS''

* ''Two of a Kind'', a short-lived Olsen twins vehicle which even included an episode where, in a ShoutOut to Bueller, the father takes in a game at Wrigley Field.

* ''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}'' — WordOfGod has that it's set in "Skokiston"/"Skevanston" (a mix of Evanston and Skokie, two northern Chicago suburbs).

[[AC:WebOriginal]] * ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' — Creator/DougWalker and the site's senior staff all live in suburban Chicagoland (mostly in Naperville).

* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars''

[[AC:Unsorted]] * ''BikerMiceFromMars'' * ''TheBreakUp'' * ''TheChicagoStory'' — Need I say it? * ''CrossingCalifornia'' * ''TheDilemma'' * ''FamilyMatters'' * ''GoodTimes'' : The Evans family lives in the projects on the South Side. * ''GunsmithCats'' * ''{{Hardball}}'' * Johnny Dynamite battled the underworld in Chicago. * ''Let's Do It Again'' * ''{{Multiplex}}'' — WordOfGod has that it's set in "Skokiston"/"Skevanston" (a mix of Evanston and Skokie, two northern Chicago suburbs). * ''NationalLampoonsVacation'' series - The Griswalds live in Chicago. * ''Shameless'' — the American version, anyway. * ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' — Creator/DougWalker and the site's senior staff all live in suburban Chicagoland (mostly in Naperville). * The short-lived Olsen twins vehicle ''Two of a Kind'', which even included an episode where, in a ShoutOut to Bueller, the father takes in a game at Wrigley Field.
5th Jan '16 10:40:43 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/HighFidelity''

* ''Film/StrangerThanFiction''

* ''Uptown Saturday Night''

* ''Film/WickerPark''

* ''Series/TheLoop''

* ''Turks''

* ''HighFidelity''

* Unsurprisingly, ''TheLoop''

* ''StrangerThanFiction''

* ''Turks''

* ''Uptown Saturday Night''
5th Jan '16 10:37:17 AM Prfnoff
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[[AC:ComicBooks]] * ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' * ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} in America''

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* ''Film/HomeAlone'': mostly set in Winnetka, a wealthy Chicago suburb * ''Film/IWantSomeoneToEatCheeseWith'' is set and filmed in Chicago including several shots of Wrigley Field and Millennium Park and starring alumna of ''Second City''. * ''Film/IRobot'' * ''Film/JupiterAscending'' * ''Film/ManOfSteel'' used Chicago as a fill-in for Metropolis (for instance, Supes kills Zod in the Great Hall of Chicago Union Station) and used the nearby town of Plano to represent Smallville. * ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' - Kind of; the setting itself is actually in either California or Washington state, but a large portion of the plot involves the possibility of moving to Chicago, which was also mistaken for Detroit by Robe, although Max does identify it by the correct nickname of the Windy City in the movie. * ''Film/TheMatrix'' ** To an extent. The Brothers Wachowski, Chicagoans, named most of the Mega City's streets after actual Chicago roads; however, it was filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. * ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'' * ''Film/TheNegotiator'' * ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'' * ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' — The whole film is about SteveMartin's character trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, with JohnCandy as his hapless and unwanted traveling companion. * ''Film/PublicEnemies'' * ''Film/TheRebelSet'' — A 1959 movie about an armored car robbery planned during a four hour train stop in Chicago. As seen on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. * ''Film/RedHeat'' * ''Film/ReturnToMe'' * ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' * ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' — featuring a sex scene on an L train! * ''Film/RunningScared1986'' starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines—featuring a car chase on an L train track! * ''Film/RookieOfTheYear'' * ''Film/SourceCode'' is set in Chicago, though most of it was shot in California and Montreal, to go with a huge amount of JustTrainWrong. * ''Film/TheSting'' * ''Film/TheTimeTravelersWife'' * ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' * ''Film/UncleBuck'' * ''Film/TheUntouchables'' * ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' - at least, the movie, anyway. * ''Film/WatchIt'' * ''Film/WaynesWorld'' was set and partially filmed in Aurora, a Chicagoland suburb. * ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' * ''Film/WildCats''

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': the capital city of the [[TheFederation Solarian League]] * ''Literature/TheJungle'' * ''Literature/NativeSon'' * ''Literature/TheVampireFiles''

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* ''Series/TheGoodWife'' * ''Series/HappyEndings'' * ''Series/HillStreetBlues'': While the city is technically unnamed on the show, the opening credits utilize Chicago locations * ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' * ''Series/KenanAndKel'' * ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' * ''Series/TheLeague'' * ''Series/LoisAndClark'': Though the show is set in the fictional city Metropolis, Chicago is used in many shots, and the Chicago flag is visible in a few scenes. * ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' * ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' * ''Series/TheMobDoctor'' * ''Series/MyBoys'' — the main character is a beat writer for the Cubs. * ''{{Series/Perception}}'' * ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' * ''Series/PrisonBreak'' features Chicago extensively in its first season, as the Fox River prison is located in the nearby Joliet, Illinois, and all of the main characters live in Chicago. * ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' * ''Series/ShakeItUp''

* ''Series/TheUntouchables''

* The ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' has a sourcebook for using Chicago as a setting from the perspective of mortals, and describing the politics of Vampires, Werewolves, and Mages in the area.

[[AC:WebComics]] * ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'''s Moperville is based on Naperville, IL in the outer suburbs. * ''Webcomic/ParadigmShift''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns took Homer to Chicago, which he refers to as "the Miami of Canada," in episode "He Loves to Fly and He D'oh's".

* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'''s Moperville is based on Naperville, IL in the outer suburbs.

* ''Series/TheGoodWife''

* ''Series/HappyEndings''

* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'': While the city is technically unnamed on the show, the opening credits utilize Chicago locations * ''Film/HomeAlone'': mostly set in Winnetka, a wealthy Chicago suburb * ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': the capital city of the [[TheFederation Solarian League]] * ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' * ''Film/IWantSomeoneToEatCheeseWith'' is set and filmed in Chicago including several shots of Wrigley Field and Millennium Park and starring alumna of ''Second City''. * ''Film/IRobot'': The film version

* ''Literature/TheJungle'' * ''Film/JupiterAscending'' * ''Series/KenanAndKel'' * ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' * ''Series/TheLeague''

* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': Though the show is set in the fictional city Metropolis, Chicago is used in many shots, and the Chicago flag is visible in a few scenes.

* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' used Chicago as a fill-in for Metropolis (for instance, Supes kills Zod in the Great Hall of Chicago Union Station) and used the nearby town of Plano to represent Smallville. * ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' * ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' - Kind of; the setting itself is actually in either California or Washington state, but a large portion of the plot involves the possibility of moving to Chicago, which was also mistaken for Detroit by Robe, although Max does identify it by the correct nickname of the Windy City in the movie. * ''Film/TheMatrix'' ** To an extent. The Brothers Wachowski, Chicagoans, named most of the Mega City's streets after actual Chicago roads; however, it was filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. * ''Series/MikeAndMolly'' * ''Series/TheMobDoctor''

* ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'' * ''Series/MyBoys'' — the main character is a beat writer for the Cubs.

* ''Literature/NativeSon'' * ''Film/TheNegotiator'' * ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'' * The ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' has a sourcebook for using Chicago as a setting from the perspective of mortals, and describing the politics of Vampires, Werewolves, and Mages in the area. * ''Webcomic/ParadigmShift'' * ''{{Series/Perception}}'' * ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' * ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' — The whole film is about SteveMartin's character trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, with JohnCandy as his hapless and unwanted traveling companion. * ''Series/PrisonBreak'' features Chicago extensively in its first season, as the Fox River prison is located in the nearby Joliet, Illinois, and all of the main characters live in Chicago. * ''Film/PublicEnemies'' * ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' * ''Film/TheRebelSet'' — A 1959 movie about an armored car robbery planned during a four hour train stop in Chicago. As seen on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. * ''Film/RedHeat'' * ''Film/ReturnToMe'' * ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' * ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' — featuring a sex scene on an L train! * ''Film/RunningScared1986'' starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines—featuring a car chase on an L train track! * ''Film/RookieOfTheYear'' * ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' * ''Series/ShakeItUp''

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns took Homer to Chicago, which he refers to as "the Miami of Canada," in episode "He Loves to Fly and He D'oh's". * ''Film/SourceCode'' is set in Chicago, though most of it was shot in California and Montreal, to go with a huge amount of JustTrainWrong.

* ''Film/TheSting''

* ''Film/TheTimeTravelersWife'' * ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} in America'' * ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''

* ''Film/UncleBuck'' * ''Series.TheUntouchables'' * ''Film/TheUntouchables''

* ''Literature/TheVampireFiles'' * ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' - at least, the movie, anyway. * ''Film/WatchIt'' * ''Film/WaynesWorld'' was set and partially filmed in Aurora, a Chicagoland suburb. * ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' * ''Film/WildCats''
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