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Chicago is a city located in Illinois on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It is the third-largest city in the United States, with approximately 2.8 million residents. [1] and has the third largest population of any city in the United States.[2]. The Chicago metropolitan area, which extends from southern Wisconsin to northeastern Indiana, contains approximately 9.3 million people. [3]

The current mayor of Chicago is Richard M. Daley, who was elected in 1989. His father, Richard J. Daley, was mayor from 1955-1976. [4]

Chicago is home to the Sears Tower, which at 1,450 feet is the tallest building in the United States, and was once the tallest building in the world. [5]

The city hosted the 1968 Democratic National Convention when Richard J. Daley was mayor. The convention was disrupted by radicals such as Abbie Hoffman.

The world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago houses both a museum and a school. [6]

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