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106. Blue Line: Consists of 19.5 mile trunk line in the Chicago Transit Authority's rapid transit system which extends through Chic...  
107. Metro, The: A music venue located in Wrigleyville.  
108. Grant Park: One of Chicago's most well known parks whose most notable features are Buckingham Fountain and the Art Institute of...  
109. Lincoln Park: A community area on the North side of Chicago. Lincoln Park includes the Link Park Zoo, and one of the Depaul Univ...  
110. Regal Showplace: The largest movie theater in Crystal Lake. It is an extremely nice theater that is fairly new. It is a big theate...  
111. Bully Valley: Bull Valley is a very small neighborhood to the north of Crystal Lake that is known for its affluence. It is known...  
112. Northwest Herald: The Northwest Herald is the only newspaper of McHenry County. It is printed in Crystal Lake.  
113. Main Beach: One of the parks that is taken care of by the Crystal Lake Park District. It is the most famous beach in Crystal La...  
114. Northwestern: Northwestern University. One of the best private universities in the world. It is known for its school of journal...  
115. ETHS: Evanston Township High School. This school consists of about 3,000 students. Its major rival is New Trier High Sc...  
116. Arch, The: The Arch refers to the Northwestern Arch that is at the front of the Northwestern Campus. This is a major landmark...  
117. Purple Line: The Purple Line of the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) runs through Evanston on its way north. It is part of the L...  
118. Hundo: Closed in 2009  
119. BK Lounge: The local Burger King in Evanston. This is a very popular spot because most of the bars in Evanston close before 2...  
120. Allstate: The Allstate Corporation is one of Chicago's biggest corporations and is located in Northbrook.  
 
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A nickname for Salem, Massachusetts, because of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in and around Salem in 1692 and 1693. More than 150 people were accused of being witches, 19 of which were hanged for the crime of being a witch and one of which was pressed to death for refusing to enter a plea. Much study has gone into what caused the hysteria and...

1. Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the sign in front of the six pack, the six "beers" contain a total of 22,220 barrels of beer, which is 688,200 gallons. This is enough to fill 7,340,796 cans. Also, placed end-to-end, these beer cans would run 565 miles long. Even more amazing, the World's Largest Six Pack would provide a single person a six pack daily for 3,351 years. Wow!

2. The World's Largest Six is La Crosse's claim to fame. Beer is the city's lifeblood, which is evident every weekend on 3rd Street--the main bar area of its downtown.

1. Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its local businesses. Local street character Leslie Cochran didn't come up with the phrase, but he has become the poster child for it, although unofficially. It has since been trademarked and is now marketed on all sorts of merchandise.

2. A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.

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"

Manhattanites refer to those who commute into Manhattan by bridge or by tunnel as "B&T"s, occasionally as an indication of someone who is "not a real Manhattanite", and/or "pays a more reasonable rent or mortgage"