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226. Squire, The: The Village Squire, a great restaurant that is located off of 14 on the Strip. It is known for its medieval atmosp...  
227. Spikes: A popular indoor sports facility in Crystal Lake. There are many indoor sand volleyball courts and basketball cour...  
228. Cleng's Way Pub: Cleng's Way Pub, Home of Queens and Kings and Things, is a locally owned and operated bar in the unincorporated vil...
229. Blue Demons: Depaul University's sports teams.  
230. Chicago-Style Pizza: Deep-dish pizza, originated by Pizzeria Uno in Chicago.  
231. City Council: Local city government, presided over by the Mayor of Chicago.  
232. Cross-Town Classic: Annual meeting of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox.  
233. East Side: Name of Chicago's most eastern neighborhood, bordering the Indiana State Line.  
234. Ike, The: The Eisenhower Expressway, or I-290 expressway.  
235. Emerald City: Nickname for the Lower Wacker Drive tunnel, when its lights were shaded green.  
236. Friendly Confines, The: Wrigley Field. A sign inside the park says, "Welcome to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field."  
237. Gapers: A person, equivalent to "man" or "dude" in other areas.  
238. Joe: Generic term for a person. "Man" or "Son" (in NY) are common synonyms.  
239. Lotto, The: The Illinois Lottery  
240. Taste, The: Taste of Chicago is a 10 day food festival in the summer held in Grant Park. Restaurants and vendors come to "the ...  
 
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Pop, donchaknow?

There isn't a consensus on how to say "soft drink" in Madison. Students who go to the UW from the west side of the state tend to say "pop," whereas people from the east side of the state, typically from the Milwaukee area, say "soda" (and laugh at anyone who says anything else).

1. A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.

2. Members of a carnival organization.

French Fries

A traffic light - otherwise known in other parts of the US as a stop light...

The pizza principle is a well-known economic law in New York that makes the price of either a slice of pizza or a subway ride increase when the other does. Also called the "pizza connection".