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136. Evergreen Plaza: Shopping Mall complex located in the town of Evergreen on Chicago's far South Side. Also known as The Plaza.  
137. Ford City Mall: Shopping complex located in West Lawn on the city's southwest side.  
138. Red Line: CTA train route that extends from Howard on the North side to 95th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South ...  
139. Blue Line: Consists of 19.5 mile trunk line in the Chicago Transit Authority's rapid transit system which extends through Chic...  
140. Metro, The: A music venue located in Wrigleyville.  
141. Grant Park: One of Chicago's most well known parks whose most notable features are Buckingham Fountain and the Art Institute of...  
142. Lincoln Park: A community area on the North side of Chicago. Lincoln Park includes the Link Park Zoo, and one of the Depaul Univ...  
143. Regal Showplace: The largest movie theater in Crystal Lake. It is an extremely nice theater that is fairly new. It is a big theate...  
144. Bully Valley: Bull Valley is a very small neighborhood to the north of Crystal Lake that is known for its affluence. It is known...  
145. Northwest Herald: The Northwest Herald is the only newspaper of McHenry County. It is printed in Crystal Lake.  
146. Main Beach: One of the parks that is taken care of by the Crystal Lake Park District. It is the most famous beach in Crystal La...  
147. Northwestern: Northwestern University. One of the best private universities in the world. It is known for its school of journal...  
148. ETHS: Evanston Township High School. This school consists of about 3,000 students. Its major rival is New Trier High Sc...  
149. Arch, The: The Arch refers to the Northwestern Arch that is at the front of the Northwestern Campus. This is a major landmark...  
150. Purple Line: The Purple Line of the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) runs through Evanston on its way north. It is part of the L...  
 
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Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is...

When I first moved to the area, this is one of the odd foods I found out about that is a regional favorite. Squeaky cheese is simply a bit of the curd taken out before the rest of the cheese is aged. It squeaks when you eat it. People from 'round these parts take pride in their squeaky cheese.

This is one of the many nicknames for the giant sculpture of Jesus Christ. The photos leave no doubt where the nickname comes from.

In most parts of the world a sieve is a perforated instrument used to strain liquids, but at UW hockey games at the Kohl Center a sieve is the away team's goalie. After every Wisconsin goal the student section engages in a chant that likens the goalie to an instrument that lets things through its grasp.

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