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Episode 40: City Scene in Chicago

Downtown Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day. Photo by Jamie McCaffrey.

IA Project Manager Kelsey Johnson discusses what makes the Windy City a vibrant, wonderful place to live and work as well as what to expect at its popular St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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The heart and soul of Chicago is its pride. For being such a large city, there is a strong sense of community.

Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by dyeing the Chicago River green and serving up green beer and corned beef specials. The dyeing of the river is a 50-year tradition that’s managed by the Plumbers Union.

One of the best cultural attractions in the Windy City right now is the Chicago Riverwalk, a pedestrian walkway and recreational amenity that connects Downtown Chicago to the lakefront.

The most “Chicago thing” is the Chicago-style hot dog, which is topped with chopped white onions, yellow mustard, green sweet pickle relish, tomato slices, a dill pickle spear and a dash of celery salt. Absolutely no ketchup!



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