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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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The correct reference to Pleasant Valley. Friends don't let friends move to west LR.

Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. it probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.

Strong black coffee served in very small cups and infused with a hefty dose of sugar; a real pick-me-up, not for the faint-hearted.

This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver" names their prices usually, so make sure you ask before your ride starts exactly how much it will cost.

The Allen Bradley clock tower, located on the Southside, where historic demographic was Poles. It's the largest four-faced clock in the world and the face is lit at night.