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Chicago’s 175th Birthday Celebration

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Let’s celebrate Chicago’s 175th birthday. On Sunday, March 4, 2012, my glorious, world-class Vino con Vista City will turn 175 years old! If you look at the city seal on the left, you will see the phrase “Incorporated 4th March 1837.”


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If you follow my blog, you know that I love Chicago! I have written many posts about Chicago’s architectural jewels that line our gorgeous skyline and the famous architects who designed them.

Chicago Skyline from the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

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I have written about countless street festivals and gourmet food events hosted in Chicago quaint neighborhoods and glamorous lakefront venues like Navy Pier.


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There are posts about “Restaurant Week” and “Chef Week” highlighting fabulous restaurants and Celebrity Chefs like Charlie Trotter that participate in philanthropic fund-raisers. I even wrote about the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the first Ferris Wheel that drew many curious thrill-seekers to the “White City” at the turn of the century.

Marilyn Monroe

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Chicago Skyline 2008

Chicago Skyline 2008 (Photo credit: TomC)

Marilyn Monroe graces Michigan avenue and the famous Daley Dynasty has run the city for decades. We even sent our home-town guy, Barack Obama to Washington to serve as the nation’s CEO. Chicago has so many accomplishments to celebrate for every year on her birthday cake.

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Chicago at Night

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Senator Barack Obama, 4/16/07 - Chicago

Over the weekend, many of Chicago’s landmark buildings like WIllis Tower, the Hancock Building, Trump Towers and the Merchandise Mart  will turn blue to celebrate the Grand-Dame of the Midwest. Happy Birthday Chicago!!!!

Chicago Navy Pier from the Lake Guardian

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Giant Wheel of Navy Pier

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