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On March 2, 1827, the United States Congress gave permission for the building of a canal between the Illinois River and Lake Michigan.
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Explore Chicago and Connect the City's Past to Life Today!

My Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, right behind New York and Los Angeles. It’s home to more than three million people. In Chicago, you can visit museums, see famous buildings like the Sears Tower, eat great food, and explore neighborhoods where residents live.  

If you already know a lot about Chicago or if you’re just discovering this great city, play the fun games at My Chicago to uncover the city’s past and present and to express your own ideas. You can learn what the symbols on the Chicago flag mean and create your own flag, discover more about the Great Chicago Fire, build your own skyline, put together a World’s Fair puzzle, take a trip down the Chicago River, or write your own Chicago Refrigerator poetry.

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