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Chicago Firsts; A History of Chicago’s contributions

Chicago is often called the "Second City," except by those that live in Los Angeles who are quick to remind us that their population has exceeded ours. By the numbers, Chicago's population comes in at 2,695,598 where LA now tops out at 3,792,621. Chicagoans often had a problem with the idea of being second to New York but we accepted it, with grace, however watching LA's population climb higher th...
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