Thursday, March 20, 2008

Windy City Facts

Here are some interesting tidbits about the great city of Chicago:

  • Chicago was founded by Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a black man from Haiti.

  • After the great Chicago fire of 1871, England sent thousands of books to help Chicago rebuild it's library.  Chicago had no libraries at that time.

  • We live in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. It is the city's most diverse neighborhood with 50% of residents having been born in another country.

  • Chicago's Western Avenue is the world's longest street.

  • Chicago Public Schools have 408,601 students.  Over 10,000 of them are considered homeless.

  • 84.9% of Chicago Public School students are being raised in a low income home.

-Tim & Kelly Reed, Chicago City Directors

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