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226. Little John's: One of the most popular lunch spots in the vicinity of the crystal lake "five-way", Little John's is now closed and...  
227. Cardella's: Another bar that is located along the Fox River. It is also a nice restaurant that has very good ribs.  
228. Squire, The: The Village Squire, a great restaurant that is located off of 14 on the Strip. It is known for its medieval atmosp...  
229. Spikes: A popular indoor sports facility in Crystal Lake. There are many indoor sand volleyball courts and basketball cour...  
230. 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...
231. Blue Demons: Depaul University's sports teams.  
232. Chicago-Style Pizza: Deep-dish pizza, originated by Pizzeria Uno in Chicago.  
233. City Council: Local city government, presided over by the Mayor of Chicago.  
234. Cross-Town Classic: Annual meeting of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox.  
235. East Side: Name of Chicago's most eastern neighborhood, bordering the Indiana State Line.  
236. Ike, The: The Eisenhower Expressway, or I-290 expressway.  
237. Emerald City: Nickname for the Lower Wacker Drive tunnel, when its lights were shaded green.  
238. Friendly Confines, The: Wrigley Field. A sign inside the park says, "Welcome to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field."  
239. Gapers: A person, equivalent to "man" or "dude" in other areas.  
240. Joe: Generic term for a person. "Man" or "Son" (in NY) are common synonyms.  
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Nickname for Warren Buffett, the investing legend known for his disciplined value investing and gaudy long-term returns. The guy simply has a talent for picking good companies with real staying power. Buffett has experienced annualized returns of roughly 20% over a few decades. This is VERY hard to do. He works and lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Philadelphia Eagles fans who boo the team when they're not performing well.

A common street-vendor food; a big, soft pretzel with coarse salt, often eaten with mustard.

You may hear the locals refer to the Clinton Presidential Library this way. It does sort of resemble one.

Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings