2. B - Buckingham Fountain
Dedicated in 1927 and located in the center of Grant Park, this landmark is one of the largest fountains in the world. Imagine how many wishes it holds. Probably, just, so many.
7. G - Great Chicago Fire
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 nearly destroyed the entire city and was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century. But we rebuilt and now we’re bigger and better because of it.
8. H - Hot Dog
Our food is just better than yours. Now get out of here with that ketchup.
10. J - Jordan
The greatest of all time.
13. M - Millennium Park
We made a bean famous. A bean! Chicago is amazing.
15. O - Oprah
The queen of Chicago and daytime television. While on air, The Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated talk show in American television history. You da man, Oprah.
17. Q - Quenneville
Joel Quenneville, aka “Coach Q,” aka “The Mustache.”
18. R - River
The most beautiful green river in the nation. And probably the world. (For a few days, at least). And when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, this river is still the coolest.
19. S - Sears Tower
I’m sorry, but that’s what it’s called. “Willis Tower” is for tourists and for people who don’t know the name of this building.
23. W - Wrigley Field
The ivy and the atmosphere make Wrigley “The Friendly Confines” of Chicago. There’s really no place like the home of the Cubbies.
24. X - Super Bowl XX
The ‘85 Chicago Bears dominated the New England patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. It was the greatest football team ever of all time in the history of the universe.
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