Chicago - City of Broad Shoulders

This course is about Chicago, We will cover the history of the city and region, the politics, corruption, arts, plans, neighborhoods, humor, achievements and the future of the City.


Most large cities have surburbs. Chicago's suburbs are extensive - the City has a
population of just over 2.7 million people. The metro area has about 10 million people, so the suburbs have about 7.3 million people.

Suburbs include new bedroom communities. They also include older cities engulfed by the expansion of the metropolitan area. These cities include Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, and Waukegan.

Suburbs defined in Wikapedia

suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city outside of the urban core or as a politically separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. Some suburbs have a degree of administrative autonomy, and most have lower population densities than inner city neighborhoods. Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting.[1] Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land.[2] Any particular suburban area is referred to as a suburb, while suburban areas on the whole are referred to as the suburbs or suburbia, with the demonym for a suburb-dweller being suburbanite. Colloquial usage sometimes shortens the term to burb.

  1. Which Chicago suburbs are the best? (Aurora, Naperville: crime ... › ... › US Forums › Illinois › Chicago Suburbs
    Oct 30, 2006 - We are relocating from Southern California to a whole new way of living. We want the best for our family good neighborhoods, schools ...
  2. Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs. The World of Chicago ... is devoted to the culture, history, and regional identity of the city of Chicago (Illinois, USA) and the GreaterChicago area. It serves as an ...
  3. 20 Best Towns and Neighborhoods in Chicago and the Suburbs
    With the real-estate market in turmoil and the economic future uncertain, our in-house housing (and schools) expert names a score of top places to live right now.
  4. Chicago Neighborhoods & Suburbs -
    Nov 21, 2008 - Chicago neighborhood and suburb community profiles, maps and home prices.
  5. News for chicago suburbs

    Chicago Tribune
    1. Chicago Tribune ‎- by Dawn Rhodes ‎- 2 minutes ago
      Dominick's shoppers throughout Chicago's suburbsreacted with shock, anger and disappointment to the news that the supermarket giant ...
  6. Visit Chicagoland - Chicagoland and the Chicago Suburbs ...
    Chicagoland has so much to do, so take in a Chicago Bears or Cubs game, ride the rollercoasters at Six Flags Great America or just tickle your tastebuds at the ...
  7. Chicago suburbs - Google Maps
    Sep 17, 2012 - Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
  8. Maps : Chicago, Illinois metro area and suburbs - US Great Lakes ...
    Maps and economic development contacts for the greaterChicago metropolitan area and metro suburbs in northern northeastern Illinois US Midwest region.
  9. SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs
    Those that attended our SPS Chicago Suburbs event in June may not be aware that we were the "new kids" on the block as far as SPS in Chicagoland goes.

    1. 10 Chicago Suburbs That Don't Suck |
      Oct 23, 2012 - Travel writers don't spend much time waxing poetic on the joys of American suburbia – and for good reason. Spending time in the suburbs of.