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Christa Loecher
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« on: April 26, 2009, 03:40:12 am »

As of 2007, the city's attractions, business, and commerce bring 44.2 million visitors annually[6]. Making use of its abundant resources, Chicago has a heritage for hosting major local, regional, national, and international events that include entertainment, politics, commerce, culture, and sports. On June 4, 2008, Chicago was chosen as one of the final four city candidates to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and made it to the shortlist as the only American city.

Globally recognized,[nb 1] Chicago has numerous nicknames. These soubriquets reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best known of these are: the "Windy City" for the apparent bluster of Chicagoans about their city; "Chi-Town" ; the " Second City"[nb 2] due to second ranking in many areas as well as Chicago's ongoing intention to be number one[8]; and the "City of Big Shoulders".

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