8  Amazing Facts About Chicago city

Once its population surpassed 4,000, Chicago was incorporated as a town in 1833 and then as a city in 1837. 

Jean Baptiste du Sable from Haiti, a merchant and trapper, became the city’s first permanent settler in 1779 

The Grant Park, which was built in the 19th century, was expanded in 1871 

Chicago is often called the United States of America's railroad capital since it has over 1,300 trains 

There was a Great Removal Project undertaken in Chicago in the 1850s. 

The Chicago River, which is about 156 miles long, actually flows backwards and empties into the Mississippi River 

Tacoma Building, one of the first skyscrapers to be constructed, was built in Chicago in 1889 and was 13 storeys tall 

Chicago is home to the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere which happens to be Willis Tower. 

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