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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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This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."

Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and 70's since Boeing was the major employer in the area, but has since been used whenever a major employer has done layoffs (i.e., Boeing, Microsoft, etc.).

A nickname for Salem, Massachusetts, because of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in and around Salem in 1692 and 1693. More than 150 people were accused of being witches, 19 of which were hanged for the crime of being a witch and one of which was pressed to death for refusing to enter a plea. Much study has gone into what caused the hysteria and...

Theory that the standard price for a slice of cheese pizza moves in lockstep with the price of one subway ride, though no one is 100 percent sure which change causes the other.

Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The horse's creepy red eyes attract all sorts of disgust from the Colorado public, who lament the fact that the sculpture is placed so prominently at the gateway to the city. Adding to the mustang's mystique, scupltor Luis Jimenez died...