Picture of The Chicago Skyline
|Counties:||Cook and DuPage|
|Incorporated (town)||August 12, 1833|
|Incorporated (city)||March 4, 1837|
Chicago is not the capital of Illinois, but it is the largest city there. Illinois is deep in the United States Bible Belt. Fortunately Chicago is less affected by fundamentalist Protestant Christianity than other parts of the state. Many Chicago people are liberal Christians or Roman Catholics. There are any number of Chicago people with Non-Christian faith.  Other Chicago people can see that no religion makes sense.  The rest of the world feels that Chicago represents what's free and exciting about the United States and North America generally.
It has an average daily maximum temperature in the shade 1.2m (4 feet) above the ground with no wind of 29 degrees C in the hottest month and an average daily maximum temperature in the shade 1.2m (4 feet) above the ground with no wind of 1 degree C in the coldest month.
The mayor of Chicago is Rahm Emanuel.