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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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Montana is known as the "Last Best Place" to locals. After the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was captured in a remote cabin outside Lincoln, Montana, Montana became pretty popular in the media as a great hiding place. People were actually printing t-shirts with an outline of the state of Montana, a depiction of Ted Kaczynski's headshot with his unkempt hair, as well as the "Last Best Place" mantra with the word "hiding" scribbled in between 'best' and 'place.'

This is what 'water' sounds like when pronounced by a local Philadelphian.

Carry a heavy load or a bulky package for a distance: "The MTA is on strike every Christmas, so we schlep our packages from Macy's to Grand Central"

A nickname given to Santa Barbara because of its climate's resemblance to the Riviera's wonderful Mediterranean climate.

1. Philadelphian speak for Italian Ice, a frozen desert made of flavored syrup.

2. Italian Ice