This is my postcard to you from “That Toddling Town,” which is also known as “Second City”, “Chi-town,” “Chicagoland,” “the 312,” and the “City of Big Shoulders,” to rattle off a few of Chicago’s many monikers. I enjoyed my brief visit to the Windy City, and wondered if you knew…
…Des Plaines, a northwest suburb of Chicago, is the home of the first McDonalds.
…Chicago produced the first roller skates, in 1884.
…Illinois boasts the highest number of personalized license plates, more than any other state.
…Chicago has the longest continuous street of any city in the United States. Western Avenue runs the entire north-south length of the city, 24.5 miles.
…You can find some Holy Cross statistics on enrollment, admissions, student life, student outcomes (life after college) and more at http://www.holycross.edu/abouthc/glance/. Click. Visit. Learn more about us!
(Chicago facts from www.chicagorelo.com)