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16. Illinois DuQuoin State Fair: Facilities: * Grandstand --capacity 7,522 stage * Exhibition Hall -- 45,000 sq. ft. 300' x 150' * ...
17. Sears Tower: The Sears Tower is going to be renamed Willis Tower. Willis Group Holdings acquired the naming rights to the Sears ...  
18. Dan Ryan: Section of the I-90/94 that runs on the south side of the city.  
19. Chi-Town: A common nickname of Chicago. This is mostly used by rappers.  
20. 2016 Olympics: Olympics fail. Chicago made a hard push for the 2016 games, but didn't even make the final cut. Rio de Janeiro ende...  
21. E-Shizzle: Is a slang term for Evanston. Although Evanston is located in the affluent North Shore region, there are still bad...  
22. Gay Games: The Gay Games took place in Crystal Lake in July 2006. This caused a major controversy with the large Christian po...  
23. Al Capone: notorious gangster and criminal operating in the Prohibition Era of Chicago. Known for his violent and smash mouth ...  
24. L: Refers to the L, part of the CTA, which runs around the Chicago Loop. This is the elevated train that weaves throu...  
25. John Hancock Center: Located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue, the John Hancock Tower is a 100 story high skyscraper lining the Chicago skyline...
26. Strip, The: The Strip refers to the numerous amounts of shops and restaurants located along Route 14 and 31. You will find any...  
27. Tribune Tower: The Tribune Tower is located on North Michigan Avenue. The very distinctive Gothic architecture makes it stand out...
28. pump: what chicagoans call fire hydrants. "they have the pump open on Bishop and my water pressure is so low I cant take ...  
29. Maxin': to eat good  
30. tweekin': a term used when someone is acting crazy  
 
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The Baltimore Bullet is the nickname for Baltimore native Michael Phelps, the most prolific athlete in Olympic history. Michael Phelps has already beaten the gold medal record of nine, and has eleven as of tonight. He also stands to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in any one Olympics. Phelps is perfect so far in Beijing 2008 and is favored to complete his quest for eight gold medals.

1. The hodag is the official mascot of the Rhinelander area. The mythical beast is the the local high school's mascot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ultimate frisbee team has followed suit. They're called the Wisconsin Hodags.

2. The mascot for the Rhinelander area, the hodag is a mythical creature that resembles a large horned lizard-like beast.

A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.

In the midst of the debate over the Iraq war, a few US congressmen exercised their freedom to slight the French by renaming french fries and french toast in the congressional cafeteria. Enter "Freedom Fries".

A regional dish with German roots, a patty made with pork, beef, and oats.