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31. Fittin' to: Chicago urban vernacular for "about to," as in "I'm fittin' to go to Jewel to pick up some flour."  
32. Circle, The: Not to be confused with the Loop, the Circle refers to the intersection of I-90/I-94 and I-290, just west of downto...  
33. UICC: University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC) is the former name of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). ...  
34. 773-202-LUNA: A catchy little jingle that gets stuck in Chicagons' heads when watching Luna carpet store commercials.  
35. 312: 312, pronounced 3-1-2, is an "urban" wheat beer made by local Goose Island Brewery. 312 is also the most recognizab...  
36. diagonal street: Chicago has a near-perfect grid of perpendicular streets, with the exception of a few main diagonal streets that ge...  
37. Wrigley Building: As the name suggests, the building was built for the Wrigley Company (you know the chewing gum people). It was buil...
38. Chicago Stock Exchange: Third most active stock exchange in the United States, and first most active in the region.  
39. City Hall: The official seat of government of the city of Chicago. Located opposite the John Daley Center, City Hall houses t...  
40. Jackson Park: A park on the South side of the city in the Woodlawn neighborhood, Jackson Park is considered to be one of the 150 ...  
41. Aragon Ballroom: Probably one of the most famous ball rooms in America, the Aragon is located in Chicago's Uptown, and in the 1940's...  
42. Riviera Theater: One of the more popular movie houses in Chicago during the early twentieth century. It was once a Jazz Age movie p...  
43. Chicago Air and Water Show: Second most popular city festival, the Chicago Air and Water Show is known for its premier events of aviation. The...  
44. Ukranian Village: Neighborhood located on the west side of Chicago downtown. It is well populated by older citizens of Ukrainian eth...  
45. Chicago Board of Trade Building: Chicago Board of Trade Building is a skyscraper located in downtown Chicago. It houses the Chicago Board of trade ...  
 
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1. ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"

2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."

3. It wasn't just southern wisconsin, it was most of if not all of the state. Before there were debit cards, there were Tyme cards!

4. The first ATMs were brought to Milwaukee through the M&I Bank. The president of M&I at the time was Dennis Keuster. He had the foresight to see that this would revolutionize banking.

1. Beer coat: (n) The cheap coat you now wear when you go to get drunk because you blacked out and left your nice coat somewhere the last time you went out. Also, could be the cheap coat you now wear because some sketch ball stole your coat while you were only buzzing at a house party.

A slang name for the town of Oroville, CA; Often used by the more fortunate residents when describing the less than desirable aspects of the area: high unemployment, considerable lower-middle class population, conservative politics, scarcity of culture, abundance of roadside fast food strips, etc. Historically, Oroville has roots linking it to California's Gold Rush era. Its name is coined from the Spanish word for gold ("oro") and a truncated, slang diminutive for village (-ville), thus inspiring its local promotional tagline, "The City of Gold."

A nickname for St. Louis, originating in the Native American burial mounds that were once common to the city.

Refers to a well-known Seattle landmark. Located in the neighborhood of Fremont, the troll lives under the Aurora bridge and was sculpted holding a VW bug. He's carved...