|The Night Life is the Good Life
- Chicago, IL
Dairy Foods, Oct 15, 1999 by: Gerry
"The night life ain't no good life, but it's my life,"
B.B. King sings in the Willie Nelson-penned "Night
Life." Obviously the legendary bluesman wasn't thinking
Especially after a day-long, on-the-dogs experience at
Worldwide Food Expo, night time is indeed the right time
for some well-deserved R&R...just don't make it too
late (unless you literally want to hit the show floor
the next morning).
The city offers action extending from theaters to music
clubs to taverns and beyond, opening the door to all kinds
of evening-time excitement.
In particular, Chicago boasts an explosive music scene,
punctuated by a roster of authentic blues clubs (and no,
House of Blues isn't one of them) that showcase some of
the biggest names and premium talent to hit a stage anyplace.
Chicago The Windy City
by: David Chandler
Chicago was founded in the early 1800s and served as a
connection between the developed East Coast and the enlarged
Wild West. On the shores of Lake Michigan, the development
of suburbia and skyscrapers was low but persistent. Though
the devastating fire of 1871 grounded Chicago, it came
back again and this time growth took pace every decade.
By 1900, it crossed the mark of two million people.
Chicago is now the third largest city in the United States
next to New York City and Los Angeles, California. Not
only being the third largest city in the U.S, Chicago
also ranks among the world's leading industrial and transportation
From what I have read, Chicago is nicknamed the windy
city for different reasons. The first reason is that the
Mayor of Chicago boasted so much about Chicago hosting
the worlds fair, which implied the Mayor was windy. Another
reason was that the politicians in the Chicago are full
of hot air therefore implying the windy city. The last
reason is that the editor of a newspaper was trying to
promote Chicago as a summer resort and used Lake Michigan's
summer breeze as a selling point. I do not know which
of the reasons above gave Chicago its nickname the windy
city but they all seem to make sense to me.
Chicago is also renowned for its excellent art institutions
and museums, great food and great jazz music. If you have
an appetite for sports, Chicago has the legendary Bulls,
Bears, and Cubs, which are well known all over the world.
Chicago is a wonderful place to visit. The fever of Chicago
will impress you.
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