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Page 11. " His mother had lived in Chicago as a girl "

Chicago comes from 'shikaakwa,' a French understanding of the Native American word for 'wild onion' or 'wild garlic.'

The Potawatomi tribe lived there in the 18th Century. Previously the Miami, the Sac and Fox peoples also resided there.

Chicago is the largest city in the Illinois state and is known by many nicknames including: 'The Windy City,' 'Chi-Town,' and the 'City of Big Shoulders.'