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04/03/1837 Chicago becomes incorporated as a city

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History of Chicago

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History of Chicago - Rough Cut

Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Chicago was incorporated as a city near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century.
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