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Celebrating The City's 176th Birthday The Best Way We Know How

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

For all this talk of how miserable you are, and considering your age, you're looking good, Chicago! Monday, March 4 marks the Windy City's 176th bi...

WATCH: Protesters Crash Chicago's Birthday Party

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Some party crashers showed up at Chicago's 175th birthday celebration Sunday, decrying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close six mental health clinics ci...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, Chicago! City 'Firsts' Worth Celebrating

Posted 03.04.2012 | Chicago

Sunday, March 4 marks the 175th anniversary of Chicago's incorporation as a city. The city, which architect Frank Lloyd Wright famously said he bel...

Happy Birthday, Chicago: 6 Things We've Mastered In 174 Years

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was incorporated. A lot has happened in the past 174 years--some of it good, some of it bad. Before we hav...

Happy Birthday Chicago: The Top Ten Things We Love About Chicago On Its 173rd Birthday (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today is Chicago's 173rd birthday--and if we do say so ourselves, the city is looking pretty good. Take away the budget shortfalls and corruption, pus...