A Brief History of Chicago


If you are planning a trip to Chicago, you’ll want to know a bit about the city’s history. Learn about the City’s flag, its mayor, and its famous sports teams. Read on for more information. We’ll also discuss Chicago’s sports teams and universities. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States. In 1886, an anarchist bomber killed two workers at a Chicago automobile factory. The protests led to a national rail union boycott. Then, in 1906, Upton Sinclair’s novel “The Jungle” exposed the meatpacking industry and Chicago’s terrible working conditions.

City’s flag

What is the design of Chicago’s flag? It is basically two light blue horizontal bars on a white field. They are placed at a distance of one-sixth of the full flag’s height. The bars’ width is approximately five centimeters, but they are slightly less than that. The bars are the city’s symbol, and are the main source of its distinctiveness. To learn more about Chicago’s flag, keep reading!

Its mayor

The title of mayor is derived from the French major, and shares its linguistic origin with the military rank of Major. The term mayor is also derived from the feudal position of bailiff or reeve, which has been used in a variety of contexts. During the Norman Conquest, the chief magistrate of London wore the title of portreeve, and was elected by popular vote. Following the Norman Conquest, the portreeve’s title was replaced by that of mayor in 1209, and the term was first used in Winchester, England, in 1190.

Its universities

In addition to the private sector, corporate finance has proven to be an effective way to bring corporate innovation to its universities. In partnering with large corporations, universities gain access to a diverse pool of intellectual capital and open avenues for research that has a huge impact on human health and society. The AbbVie Company, for example, signed a collaboration agreement with the university in 2016, which led to six successful research projects. Meanwhile, Bayer Company collaborated with the university in four joint research projects involving the Wilmer Eye Institute, and pharmaceutical explorations at the JHDD.

Its museums

In recent years, ICOM has initiated work on defining the museum and determining its mission. To this end, the ICOM’s Standing Committee on Museum Definition, presided by Jette Sandahl, has been tasked to formulate a definition of the museum. The committee has drawn upon the work done by the regional alliances ICOFOM LAC and ICOFOM ASPAC, which are based in Latin America and Asia, respectively. The results of these consultations include a number of interventions. Many of these have already been published and others are currently being considered.