The Windy City

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Text on Button Chicago, ILL. – The Windy City
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Brightly colored illustrated button with a graphic of the United States and a star signifying Chicago's location, with famous landmarks emanating from it. There is black text in a triangle on right side, and black text appears in band of red on lower quarter of button.

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Chicago is known as 'the Windy City," although it is by far not the windiest city. The origin of the nickname is from its rivalry with Cincinnati in the 1870s. "Windy" is a term for being boastful and full of bluster and is often said to refer to Chicago politics not the weather conditions.

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