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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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Those that grew up and live in South Bend.

1. Town square in the Treme neighborhood where slaves used to meet on Sundays to dance.

2. Sunday was the slave's day off. They would meet at "Place de Negres," which is now called Congo Square. Treme is the cradle of African American music in the New Orleans area, and Congo Square is ground zero.

Madison-area lakes can sprout huge blooms of blue-green algae, which can produce toxins and cause a flurry of nasty symptoms--and even death--in people and pets.
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. Hafa Adai (pronounced "half a day") is "hello" in Guam's native Chamorro language. It's used more or less the same way as "aloha" is used as a greeting on the Hawaiian Islands.

2. Can also be close to "what's up" in its meaning. Just "hafa" is often used, but it's the informal usage.