10 fun facts about the city of Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the US and the largest city in the state of Illinois. Population - 2.67 million (2022 estimate)

Chicago has the second highest number of skycrapers in the US after New York City. The city is known for its beautiful skyline.

Willis Tower (Sears  Tower)  (1,450 ft/442 m)


Chicago is known as the "Windy City". However, it does not rank among the top windiest cities in the country.

Chicago is the largest railroad hub in the country. It is sometimes also known as the "railroad capital of the US".


Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), etc.

Famous sports teams

Softball was invented in Chicago in 1887.

Summers are warm and humid with plenty of rainfall; Winters are very cold and snowy.


There are over 1,100 parks and playgrounds in the city of Chicago.

There are more than 70 museums in Chicago. Some famous ones are - Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Smart Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry, etc.

What is the largest city on the coast of Lake Michigan?