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HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER? All that's needed is being a retired member of the Chicago Police Dept, living full or part-time in the SW Florida area. All active members of the CPD, their family & friends are always welcome to join us during their visits to Florida.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  Zero for membership.

HOW DO I GET NEWS  The site will continue to update news to members in a timely manner. Just click onto the Bulletin Board/News tab..

WHERE DOES IT MEET?  At the Cop Shop, located @ 822 SE 46th Lane in Cape Coral.. Phone number 239-549-7223..

WHEN DOES THE CLUB MEET?  Every 1st Wednesday of every month @ 1pm.

HOW DO I CONTACT ANOTHER MEMBER? We list all our members in our Directory, if you need further info, e-mail the site & we will respond ASAP. Also you can visit the Cop Shop & pick up a printed list of the members with their phone & e-mail info.


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 Hi Guys, I hope you will enjoy the website. We put this site together for you to be informed of all things Chicago, while you enjoy the Florida lifestyle... Visit our pages that will be updated on a regular basis.. Check out the Directory for member information... Info & FAQ for more information & facts you may be interested in...  Every Wednesday, we'll post a question on the Trivia page, one week later we post answer in the  INFO/FAQ Tab... We'll post Chicago news & sports updates on the Bulletin Board /News tab.. We will list all up-coming events & Chicago pro sport TV games on your Calender page... The CPD Friends page will have names of Chicago related business people serving South Florida... We will post updated Videos & Pictures...   On the Links page, you'll find all of the website's needed to keep you informed of both local & Chicago activity. We have CPD links for news from the FOP & Pension Boards...  News Media, both local & Chi-Town... Information & Entertainment sites. Want to see a movie, or check out a play, click onto your movie trailer or local theater link...Want to catch a game in South Florida, go to your favorite sports team Link & check for games played locally... Need a airline ticket, we have all the local carriers for you to shop from.. We welcome your input & hope you comment often... Any story, new info or just to say hello, feel free to E-mail the site @ [email protected] . We hope you make us one of your favorites & visit us often.          


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     THE CHICAGO  SPORTS TRIVIA QUIZ-2015              Trivia Answers..scroll down!!!

December 30th.. Bobby Hull, a Chicago Blackhawk legend was the 1st NHL player ever to score 50 goals (1961) in one season. Bobby was inducted into hockey's HOF in 1983. Bobby's son Britt  also scored 50 goals in a season and Bobby's brother Dennis, also a Blackhawk, was nicknamed the "Silver Jet". Bobby's middle name is Marvin.    

December 23rd.. The one & only MLB player to play in both the 1945 Cubs Vrs Tigers & 1959 White Sox vrs Dodgers World Series was Billy Pierce. Billy in 1945 was a rookie pitcher for the Tigers.   

December 16th.. The White Sox 1959 Championship Team had a Chicago born & raised Star name Ted "Klu"  Kluszewski. The Klu stared at Argo High School as a youth & prior to being traded to the White Sox was an All Star MLB with the Pittsburg Pirates.  

December 9th.. Rick Casares, born & raised in Tampa Florida, was the Bears all time rushing back until the great Walter Payton broke his records. Rick was a star athlete at both Track & Football and was named to Florida's All Century High School team. He also was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion.

December 2nd.. The only Chicago Cub pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters since Larry Corcoran was "Kenny Holtzman". 1968 against the Braves & 1971 against the Reds.. Kenny was traded by the Cubs to the Oakland "A"s where he joined Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter & Rollie Fingers & won three MLB World Series Championships!!!   

November 25th.. The very popular Chicago Bulls forward who lead the Bulls from 1968-1976 was Bob Love. His coach was Dick Motta,, his number was #10 and his fans all new his nickname "Butterbean"!!  

November 18th.. The names of the four Chicago MLB players named in the book "The Case for those Overlooked by baseball's Hall of Fame" were Larry Doby, Nellie Fox, Ron Santo  & Sherman Lollar. After the book was published, all made it to the Hall along with Richie Ashburn, Orlando Cepeda, Bill Mazeroski & Hal Newhouser who also were named in the book!!!

November 11th.. Johnny "Red" Kerr played his high school basketball at Tilden Tech on the North-side and was selected in the 1st round of NBA draft by the Syracuse Nationals in 1954.. He's one of Chicago's best!!

November 3rd.. The Chicago White Sox player who was named MVP of the AL during the Championship 1959 season was "Nellie Fox".. Nellie wore the number "2" during his career!!! 

October 28th.. "Red Grange" aka "The Galloping Ghost" is credited with making the NFL a profitable business when he drew full stadiums as a player for the Chicago Bears. In Wheaton, Ill as a high school and later a college athlete he worked delivering Ice. This job also help grow his strength for athletics!!  

October 21st.. The Chicago Blackhawk that nicknamed "Elbows" was defenseman "Eric Nesterenko".. Eric in his post career did a little acting, was a disc-jockey, writer & travel stockbroker!! 

October 14th.. Scotty Pippen for most of his career was second to the great Michael Jordan. However, one NBA record Scotty is alone on is being named to the "All Defense Team" eight years in a row. He is also along with Jordan listed as one of the NBA's all time 50 best players!! 

October 7th.. Kerry Woods also known as "Kid K" was a outstanding Chicago Cub pitcher who during his career recorded 1,582 strike outs. His most remembered game occurred on May 6th 1998 @ Wrigley Field when he threw a one-hitter against the Houston Astros striking out 20 players. A MLB record, he only shares with the great Roger Clemens!!

September 30th.. Ernie Banks, was one of Chicago most admired athletes. During his career as a Cub, Ernie was voted to 14 MLB All Star games & was MLB-NL MVP twice in 1958 & 1959.  While in the Army, before becoming a Cub , Ernie earned extra money playing basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters!! 

September 23rd.. The two Chicago born athletes who were Outland Trophy's winner for being college football's best lineman were George Connor & Bill Fisher. Both played for Notre Dame and George did his pro career with the Chicago Bears while Bill played for the Chicago Cardinals!!   

September 16th.. The 1st MLB player to invoke the "No Trade Rule" was the Chicago Cubs great 3rd baseman "Ron Santo". Ron vetoed the Cubs attempt to trade him to the California Angels in 1974. However Ron did approve a trade to the White Sox in that same year. The Sox gave up Steve Stone & Steve Swisher to get Santo who only stayed with them for one year.. Stone & Swisher went on to have lengthy careers!! 

September 9th..The last player to leave the Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX team was it's Rookie kicker, Kevin Butler. Kevin during his career set one NFL record for the most points scored (144) during a season (1985). That record broken in 2014. He still holds the Bears record for most points scored (1,116) during his career which ended in 1995!!  

September 2nd.. The six Notre Dame QB's who are also known as Notre Dames Italian Generals are Frank Carideo 1929-1930, Angelo Bertelli 1940-1944, Frank Tripucka 1948, Ralph Gugliemi 1951-1954, Daryle Lamonica 1960-1962 & the great Joe Montana 1975-1978.

August 24th.. The last pitcher to win 30 MLB games in one year was Chicago born & My Carmel H.S. grad Denny McClain. Denny was drafted by the White Sox right out of high school & in his first pro game in the minors threw a "No Hitter". He was traded to the Detroit Tigers and in his 1st game in the MLB he threw a shutout & hit a homer against the White Sox. His father-in-law was Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau. Denny will probably never make the Hall of Fame due to his notorious outside activities which included arrests for gambling!!!   

August 19th.. The five Chicago Cub managers who are in MLB's Hall of Fame are Frank Selee 1902/1905, Joe McCarthy 1926/1930, Frankie Frisch 1949/1951, Lou Boudreau 1960 and Leo Durocher 1966/1972!!   

August 12th.. The "Punky QB" Jim McMahon lead our Bears to victory in the 1986 Super Bowl XX. Jim during his pro career also played for the Chargers, Vikings, Cardinals, Eagles, Browns & Packers. He earned a 2nd Super Bowl ring as backup to Brett Favre & the Packers in Super Bowl XXXI.  

August 5th.. The Chicagoan who is considered by most MLB experts as the best MLB Pitching Coach is Tampa Bay Rays "Jim Hickey". Jim was born & raised on the Southside and drafted out collage (Texas Univ) by the Chicago White Sox.  

July 29th.. Stan Mikita is one of the great Chicago Blackhawks of all time. He stared for the Hawks in the 60's & 70's along with Bobby Hull. His centered the "Scooter Line" with Wingers Kenny Wharram & Ab McDonald. He is the only player in NHL history to win the Hart, Art Ross & Lady Byng Trophy in the same year. He was elected to the NHL Hall of Fame in 1983!!!  

July 22nd.. The original owner of the Chicago Bulls NBA franchise was Dick Klein.. Dick was a All American basketball player himself who played for the Wildcats of Northwestern University in Evanston!! 

July 15th.. William Perry, aka the "Fridge" was a very popular player for the World Championship 1985 Chicago Bears.. During that season the Fridge scored three touchdowns two rushing & one by pass. He also scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl against New England. His Super Bowl ring is size 25, twice the size of the normal NFL player. He was nicknamed "Biscuit" by teammate Dan Hampton!! 

July 8th.. Eight time Chicago skippers have been named "Manager of the Year" by MLB since it begin this award in 1983. The White Sox were honored 5 times, Tony La Russo in 1983, Jeff Torborg in 1990, Gene Lamont in 1993, Jerry Manuel in 2000 & Ozzie Guillen in 2005. The CUbs can bragg about three winners with Jim Frey in 1984, Don Zimmer in 1989 & Lou Piniella in 2005!! 

July 1st.. Michael Jordan some say was the greatest athlete to wear a Chicago sports uniform. His six World Championships he won for the Bulls will fondly be remembered for years to come.. Michael calls Chicago home, but he was born in Brooklyn N.Y.. His present occupation is principal owner of the NBA Charlotte Hornets & in 2015, Forbes Magazine named him the 1st Billionaire athlete in USA sports history!! 

June 24th.. Ray Meyer was a fan favorite when he coached the DePaul Demons to many winning seasons on the Near North side of Chicago. Ray has had many great players including Chicagoans George Miken, Mark Acquire & Terry Cummings. His teams made the NCAA final four twice & won the NIT tournament in 1945. Ray played his college basketball for Notre Dame's Fighting Irish!!  

June 17th.. The great Chicago Cub shortstop who later in his career played and coached the Chicago White Sox was Don Kessinger.. During his career Don won 4 gold gloves and was named to 6 All Star games. He also tied a MLB record of going 54 games @ shortstop without an error.  A record he shared with Chico Carrasquel of the White Sox!!

June 10th.. The Chicago Bear who as a college player for the University of Illinois and named MVP for the Rose Bowl and also played the Outfield for the N.Y. Yankee's was none other then "Papa Bear" himself Coach George Halas!!  

June 3rd.. The great Chicago Blackhawk Hall of Famer who has the distinction of playing in the "Canada Cup" for both Canada & the USA is goalie Tony "Tony O" Esposito!!! Canada in 1977 & the USA in 1981!!  

May 27th.. The Chicago Bulls have retired four of their players uniform numbers. They are Bobby "Butterbean" Love #10, Jerry Sloan #4, Scottie Pippen #33 and of course Michael Jordan #23!! 

May 20th.. Mike Ditka, the Bear Hall of Famer and Chicago Icon was born on October 18th, 1939 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania & grew up in nearby Aliquippa, PA. His name at birth was "Michael Keller Dyczko".. As a child his parents changed the last name to Ditka because it was easier to pronounce. His father was of Polish & Ukrainian descent, his mother Irish & German!!      

May 13th.. The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the original six NHL teams along with the Red Wings, Bruins, Rangers, Canadians & Maple Leafs. Their original owner was a Chicago coffee tycoon named Frederic McLaughlin. McLaughlin was also a U.S. Military Soldier who served in WWI. His military unit was the 86th Infantry, 333 Machine Gun Battalion of which he was the Commander. His Division was nicknamed "The Blackhawk Division". He named his new hockey team after his military experience..   

May 6th..Mr Cub,, Ernie Banks had a long career with the Cubbies and is one of Chicago's most admired athlete's. Ernie two times was named the NL MVP in 1958 & 1959. He also won a Golden Glove Award in 1960 for his play at shortstop. Ernie was named to 14 All Star games during his career.. Ernie always had a smile for the fans and his favorite saying was "Lets play two today"!!  

April 29th.. The great Johnny Lattner, the Fenwick H.S. Grad was honored by having his picture on the cover of "Time Magazine" in his Heisman Award winning year in college. His coach @ Notre Dame Frank Leahy ,was quoted in the Time Magazine article calling Lattner his"Bread & Butter ball carrier".. That phrase stuck & coaches to this day still use it to describe their star running back!!!  

April 22nd.. The Chicago born socialite/athlete who in 1923 won the USA Ladies Amateur Golf Championship & the 1924 Ladies Western Open was Edith Cummings. Edith Cummings also has the distinction of being the 1st Women to be on the front page of Time Magazine.. Sports writers nicknamed her the "Fairway Flapper"!!    

April 15th.. The Chicago basketball player who went on to named one of the "50 greatest basketball player's" was Joliet's own "George Mikan". George attended Quigley H.S. & then DePaul University where he player for the great coach Ray Meyer. He was the 1st great center to dominate in the game. He played Pro ball with the Minnesota Lakers who later became the L.A. Lakers. His retired number was "99"..   

April 8th.. Luis "Little Louie" Aparicio is considered by most White Sox fans as the teams greatest base stealer of all time.. However, Sox great "Eddie Collins" holds the teams record for stolen bases at 368 to Louie's 318. Louie's number 11 jersey is retired by the Sox.  During his career he was named MLB Rookie of the Year, was a 9 time Golden Glove award winner & named to 13 All Star games.  

April 1st.. Chris Chelios is one of the most admired Chicago athletes of all time. The NHL Hall of Famer holds the "All Time" NHL record of most penalty minutes with 1,495 PIM.. He also holds the record of most games (1,651) played by a defensemen & shares the NHL record for most seasons played (26) with Gordie Howe. In his career, Chelios played with the Blackhawks, Red Wings, Canadians & Thrashers!!

March 25th.. The Chicago Cub player & manager nicknamed the "Gerbil" is of course Don Zimmer. Don was named "Manager of the Year" in 1989 & was active in MLB for 65 years. During that time he played for the Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Reds & Senators. He then went on to manage or coach the Cubs, Expos, Padres, Red Sox, Yanks, Giants, Rockies, Rangers & Tampa Rays!! 

March 18th.. The Chicago Bear that was named ten times to the NFL "Pro Bowl" was legendary linebacker "Mike Singletary". Dick Butkus was named to eight Pro Bowl's in nine seasons.. The three Bears named MVP of NFL Pro Bowls were Walter Payton in 1977, Gale Sayers in 1969 & Doug Atkins in 1958!!  

March 11th.. The famous NHL "Million Dollar Line" was the Chicago Blackhawks 1960/1961 Stanley Cup team that featured Bobby Hull, Bill Hay & Murry Balfour. The press nicknamed them the Million Dollar Line due to the high salaries of all three. The Blackhawk investment payed off with a Stanley Cup victory for Chicago!! 

March 4th.. In 1963, the Chicago Loyola University basketball team won the NCAA National Championship. George Ireland was the coach of that great team & his starting lineup for the championship game was Ron Miller, Jerry Harkness, Jack Egan, Les Hunter & Vic Rouse. Vic Rouse scored the winning points with a tip-in @ the final buzzer off of a missed Les Hunter jump shot..  The victory is considered one of the great upsets of all time & some say, because the game was on National TV, began what is now known as "March Madness"!!

February 25th.. The Chicago Bear that was named to the College "All Century Team", the NFL "75th Anniversary All Pro Team" was a charter member of the NFL "Hall of Fame" & has a major defense award in college named after him is the great "Bronco Nagurski"!!   

February 18th.. All Sox fans will always remember the 2005 White Sox team that won the World Series in a sweep.. The starting lineup in game one of that series was Scott Podsednik LF, Tadahito Iguchi 2B, Jermaine Dye RF, Paul Konerko 1B, Carl Everett DH, Aaron Rowand CF, AJ Pierzynski C, Joe Crede 3B, & Juan Uribe SS.. The starting & game winning pitcher of game #1 was Juan Contreras. The starter in game 2 was Mark Buerhle, but the game winner was Neal Cotts in relief.   In game #3, the starter was Jon Garland but D'Maso Marte got the win in relief & the starter & winner of game #4 was Freddie Garcia!!!  

February 11th.. The only two remaining NFL franchises from the original charter teams of 1920 both have Chicago connections. The "Decatur Staleys" later became the Chicago Bears, & the "Arizona Cardinals" were originally the Chicago Cardinals. Chicago had another charter NFL team named the "Tigers". However it did not survive. Other NFL Charter teams that also did not survive were the Hammond Pros, Rock Island Independant's, Kenosha Maroons, Muncie Flyers, Rochester Jefferson's, Detroit & Buffalo. Also not to survive were the six teams from Ohio, the Arkron Pros, Toledo Maroons, Dayton Triangles, Cleveland Tigers, Canton Bulldogs & Columbus Panhandle. The original buy-in to join the league was $100, today it's in the multi-millions.   

February 4th.. Michael Jordan,, most say was the best player ever in the NBA.. All say he was the best player ever for the Chicago Bulls. Michael during his years as a Bull won the NBA scoring title ten times & lead the Bulls to six World Championships. Five times he was named the NBA MVP in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996 & 1998.. During most of Michael's career he was coached by Phil Jackson who won the NBA Coach of the Year award in 1996. The other three Bull coaches who also share that award are Johnny "Red" Kerr in 1967, Dick Motta in 1971 & the present coach Tom Thibodeau in 2011!!  

January 28th.. The seven Chicago Cubs who were named MLB's Most Valuable Player are Gabby Hartnett, Phil Cavaretta, Hank Sauer, Ernie Banks (twice), Ryne Sandburg, Andre Dawson & Sammy Sosa.. The Cubs four Cy Young Award winners are Fergie Jenkins, Bruce Sutter, Rick Sutcliffe & Greg Maddox!!!  

January 21st.. Over the years the Chicago Blackhawks have had some great goaltending.. Many like Glen Hall, Tony Esposito, Harry Lumley, Charlie Gardener & Hugh Lehman made it into the NHL Hall of Fame. The Blackhawk goaltender, also in the NHL Hall of Fame, & holds the record for the most wins in a season was Eddie 'The Eagle" Belfour with 43 wins in 1990/1991.  Eddie also won a gold medal goaltending for Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics & was the Dallas Stars Goalie for their Stanley Cup win in 1999. Eddie also tended goal for the University of North Dakota's NCAA championship team in 1987.. The only other NHL player to achieve these three honors was Neal Broten of the 1980 Miracle on Ice"Lake Placid" USA Olympic team.. Broten also won a NCAA Championship with the University of Minnesota & a Stanley Cup for the 1995 New Jersey Devils!!!        

January 14th.. The September 22nd, 1927 "Long Count" heavyweight world boxing championship fight was held in Soldiers Field before a record 104,943 boxing fans. The fight was between Gene Tunney & Jack Dempsey. In the 7th round Dempsey knocked Tunney down, but refused to go to the neutral corner. The "Long Count" allowed Tunney to recover & go on to win the fight. The fight was also the 1st professional fight to have not only a 1 million but also 2 million dollar purse as the prize. In attendance at the fight was the Chicago gangster "Al Capone" who bet $50,000.00 that Dempsey would win the fight!!    

January 7th.. The two Chicago Bear NFL Hall of Famers whose uniform numbers for both their college & pro careers were retired are Dick Butkus & Red Grange. Both played in college for the University of Illinois. They are the only players from U of I to have their numbers retired. Grange wore number 77 for both college & pro career. Butkus wore 50 @ U of I & 51 as a pro. The two Bear players whose uniform numbers are retired, but did not make it into the NFL Hall of Fame are Willie Galimore #28 & Brian Piccalo #41..    



                2014 Trivia Answers.. scroll down 

 1.. The Chicago neighborhood that is also the only island in Chicago is of course "GOOSE ISLAND". It was developed by Chicago's 1st Mayor William Ogden to be primarily industrial. One of it's companies "Sara Lee" had a factory here which now has been converted to Kendall College!!! 

2.. The Chicago neighborhood which was once part of property owned by Stephan Douglas (Douglas/Lincoln debates) and also  home to several well known entertainers such as Lou Rawls & Louis Armstrong plus also referred to by the nickname "Black Metropolis" is "BRONZEVILLE".. This area also credited with starting "Black History Month" which began at the Wabash YMCA located @ 37th & Wabash. This YMCA was established as the 1st African/American YMCA by Julius Rosenblum the then CEO of Sears & Roebuck. Both the YMCA & Bronzeville are USA National Landmark's!!! 

3.. The Chicago neighborhood once known as "Wildwood" & where, over the years companies who located here supplied thousand's of jobs to Chicagoan's is "RIVERDALE".. It was the home to George Dalton & James Bowen who build a ferry system & the Cal Sag Canal. In it's early days workers enjoyed a few cold ones in it's Kensington tavern district that the CPD nicknamed "Burntown".

4.. The Chicago neighborhood that was the site for over 480 Hollywood movies & is often called "Hillbilly Heaven & Little Viet Nam is "UPTOWN".. Uptown was also the location of some great  theatre's that showcased several major stars & acts.. It's also the location for "Graceland Cemetary" where several famous Chicagoan's are buried including Potter & Bertha Palmer.. It's famous saloon the "Green Mill" was once owned by Chicago gangster Jack "Machine-Gun" McGurn!! 

5.. The Chicago neighborhood began by 600 immigrants who helped build the "Transcontinental Railroad" is "CHINATOWN". It's stores, restaurants & cultural architecture a reflection of it's ethnic    Chinese beginnings. The major Hollywood movie "Backdraft" used the CFD firehouse Engine #8 as a backdrop. The movie stared Robert DiNero & was directed by Ron Howard. Today it's still one of Chicago's favorite tourist & restaurant attractions!!!  

6.. The Chicago neighborhood build to supply housing to African/American GI's returning from WWII was "ALTGELD GARDENS". Because it was the 1st of it's kind, its now a USA historic landmark. Over the years it's CPS High School "Carver" turned out some of Chicago's best athletes & future NFL & NBA pro's Tim Hardaway, Cazzie Russell, Terry Cummings, Buddy Young & Jason Avant. It's "Asbestos Problem" was well documented in President Barack Obama's book "Dreams from my Father". It's named after Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld!!   

7.. The Chicago neighborhood build along the Blue Island Ridge & began as a ranch to raise cattle & sheep is "MORGAN PARK". It's named after Thomas Morgan a wealthy Surrey Englishman. It once was considered by John Rockefeller & Marshall Field to be the site of the new University of Chicago. Instead they chose Hyde Park for the University & build the Morgan Park Military Academy in 1873. This highly rated learning institution still exist today. Morgan Park was also the home of Paul Harris who founded the "Rotary Club" in 1905. Paul's home @ 10856 Longwood Drive is now a USA historic landmark!!!   

8.. The Chicago neighborhood that was named after an Italian Saint & USA Labor Leader was "CABRINI-GREEN". The Saint was Francis Cabrini & the Labor Leader was William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor. Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne for three weeks lived in the infamous CHA project to make a political statement. Two CPD Officers Jim Severin & Tony Rizzato gave their lives protecting it. They will never be forgotten. The high rises are all gone, but some of the row houses still remain.. The popular TV show "Good Times", that depicted family life in the projects, aired for several years.  

9.. The home to the largest Polish/American population  in USA, Polish American Association, Polish Jesuit Millennium & Polish Army Veterans Association is the Chi-town neighborhood known by all as "PORTAGE PARK" .. It's intersection of Irving Park, Milwaukee Road & Cicero is know as "Six Corners"..

10.. The Chicago neighborhood which has many of Chicago's   finest homes & the Billy Caldwell Forest Preserves is "FOREST GLENN". It's first resident was Captain William Hazelton of US Army's 1st Cavalry fame. Today,, many of Chicago's best families call this area home.   

11.. This neighborhood 1st settled by the Scandinavians & Germans, later build up by Polish Immigrants, and today named by Forbes Magazine as USA's #4 hippest is "WICKER PARK"..  Named after Charles Wicker, and home to the "Polish Gold Coast" & famous poet "John Guzlowski".   

12.. The Chicago neighborhood once occupied by the "Mascouten Indian Tribe" and is home to Kennedy King Collage & was home to the USA's 1st recorded serial killer H.H. Holmes is "ENGLEWOOD". H.H Holmes murder hotel was located @ 63rd & Wallace. He lured his victims to his hotel & after killing them, he sold their body parts to the University of Chicago medical school for research. He was captured on a tip & good detective work by the CPD..

13.. The Chicago neighborhood which has a direct connection to WWII and is one of Chicago's biggest employers, is of course "O'HARE AIRPORT". It's a city within a city employing thousand of Chicagoans & servicing 10's of thousands of travelers daily. During WWII its Douglas Airplane factory turned out thousands of planes for the war effort. Today that plant is now the home of the Illinois National Guard Air Force. Its named after WWII pilot & Medal of Honor winner Edward    "Butch" O'Hare, who was born & raised in Chicago.    

14.. The Chicago neighborhood that has it's own lake (Wolf Lake) is "HEGEWISCH". The boxing champ, nicknamed the "Battling Dane" Oscar Neilsen & Medal of Honor winner Carmel Harvey (Olive Harvey College) called it home. The CPS school "Virgil Grissom" was named after the famed NASA Astronaut who lived in nearby Indiana.  Hegewisch was named after Adolph Hegewisch, who build the U.S. Rolling Stock Co.. Today the "Ford Assembly Plant" employs many of it's residents.  

15.. The neighborhood which incorporates both the "Back of the Yards" & "Canaryville" is named "NEW CITY". Its history included the "Union Stockyards" where thousands of workers labored to slaughter millions of animals that fed the USA for decades.. Upton Sinclair's book "The Jungle", was a best seller & exposed the working conditions in the stockyards. Many believe that "Canaryville" got its name from an old Irish street gang named "Wild Canaries".

16.. The neighborhood which recently thrilled the USA with it's Championship Little League team is known as "WASHINGTON HEIGHTS".  Brainard & Longwood Manor are two of its communities & it also has several stops for the Rock Island commuter trains that transport thousand's of Loop workers daily. Brainard is named after Dr. Daniel Brainard who founded "Rush Medical School" which at one time was the largest medical school in the USA.

17.. The neighborhood located on Chicago's far west side & began as a "high end" home community was of course "AUSTIN". In it's far southwest corner is an area surrounded by suburbs & the Eisenhower Expressway & is called the "Island".. 

18.. The neighborhood that boast several Nobel Prize winners & where Enrico Fermi split the atom is of course "HYDE PARK". It's University of Chicago is one of the country's great learning institutions. It's Museum of Science & Industry has millions of visits from folks from all over the world. It's display of "German U-boat 505" is a USA landmark. In WWII Navy Captain Daniel Gallery commanded the USS Guadalcanal who captured the U-boat & it's decoding machine. Dan Gallery & his brothers Phillip & William all were born & raised in Chicago & all were WWII hero's who became Admiral's in the U.S. Navy. There other brother, John Gallery was pastor of St Christina's parish in Chicago's Mt. Greenwood neighborhood. Father John baptized & married many a CPD.     

19..The neighborhood which is the home of China Town & U.S. Cellular Field is "ARMOUR SQUARE". U.S. Cellelur Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, was built in 1991. 

20.. Little Italy, Maxwell Street, Greektown & University Village are all part of the Chicago neighborhood known as the NEAR WEST SIDE. Jane Adams & "Hull House" was located here & the "Great Chicago Fire" began @ 137 DeKoven Street, the home of Catherine O'Leary. It burned from October 8th to the 10th, 1871. On October 11th, 1871, Chicagoan's began re-building their city!!!  

21.. The area of the city once known as "Whiskey Point" & began as a stopping point for truck farmers is "BELMONT GRAGIN" on Chicago's near Northwest side. Today it's population is mostly Hispanic but it's favorite shopping area, the "Brickyard Shopping Mall", was built in 1976, & is visited by all Chicagoan's.  

22.. The area of city which at one time was known as "Hogs Swamp" is now known as "CHATHAM". It's CPS High School "Simeon" has produced several State champion basketball teams & NBA stars Derrick Rose & Jabari Parker. Many businesses began here including "Johnson Products" & "Jet Magazine". It's population is now 98.7% African American.   

23.. The "NEAR NORTH SIDE" is the official name given to Chicago's most affluent neighborhood. It includes the Gold Coast, Rush  Street, Magnificent Mile, Old Town & Cabrini Green. It's landmarks include Navy Pier, Water, Willis & Tribune towers, Wrigley Building & the Hancock Center. It's "Pioneer Square" is where Chicago's 1st resident "Jean Baptiste Point du Sable" built his log cabin. It's now one of the USA's most vibrant neighborhood's to work & live in. 

24.. As one of the USA top five historic residential districts "BERVERLY", with its mansions & single family homes stands out as one of Chicago's best neighborhoods to raise children & live. Originally a English & Protestant area, it has given way to upper income family value family's of all ethnic Chicagoan's. It's a great place to live. Before being annexed into the city, it's original name was "North Blue Island".    

25.. Annexed by the city in 1889 "BRIGHTON PARK" in Chicago's near Southwest side started out as a racetrack built by then Mayor John Wentworth. The site of the racetrack is now McKinley Park.. It boomed in population when the Illinois & Michigan Canal along the Portage Trail (re-named Archer Ave) was built. It was the boyhood home of Pat Sajak, the popular TV host of "Wheel of Fortune", & also the home of the Polish Highlanders Alliance-USA. It's "Officer Donald Marquez Charter School", was named after CPD Officer Donald Marquez, who was killed on duty, March 19th, 2002.  OFFICER MARQUEZ WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"!!!     

26.. The Chicago neighborhood which claims the largest number of Polish-American residents is "PORTAGE PARK" on the near Northwest side. It's home to many Polish organizations and it's strong family value church's & school's makes it one of Chicago's most stable neighborhoods. It's main street (Milwaukee Ave) list numerous family owned shops & stores. Milwaukee Ave originally was named Northwest Plank Road.   

27.. The Chicago neighborhood first settled by German, Norwegian & Swede immigrants, and now yearly hosts the street party called "Fiestas Puertorriquenas" is of course "HUMBOLDT PARK". It was named for the famous German, Alexander Von Humboldt. The famous German designed Humboldt Park horse stables now is home to the Puerto Rican Cultural Society. It also was the site of "Our Lady of Angels" school fire which took the lives of ninety-two children & three nuns.  

28.. The name of the neighborhood that hosted the World  Columbian Exposition and boasts some of Chicago's finest homes is     "SOUTH SHORE". In 1850 this area of the city was a swampland, but the need for housing for employees of the Illinois Central RR & the Expo changed it forever. It's crown jewel was the "South Shore Country Club", which today is now a cultural center. Part of the movie "The Blues Brothers", was filmed at the cultural center.   

29.. "SOUTH DEERING" is the Chicago neighborhood that claims the largest land mass of all Chicago neighborhoods. Lake Calumet takes up a large part of that mass. It was also the area where Richard Speck murdered several nurses & launched one of Chicago's great crime investigations. For many years "Wisconsin Steel Works" supplied many jobs for its residents. Originally, Wisconsin Steel was named the "Joseph Brown Steel Company" for it's original owner.   

30.. The neighborhood that original was settled by Eastern European immigrants who worked the stockyards was "PILSEN". It's architecture is some of Chicago's finest. Today it is mostly Latino with a large Mexican-American influence. It's most famous resident was the famous football coach & Bear great George Halas 

31.. The northwest neighborhood that yearly leads the city in supporting Democratic candidates, is "ALBANY PARK". Two of it's most famous residents are Alderman Richard Mell & his son-in-law, the former Govenor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich. 

32..The northside neighborhood which began as a sandbar & is named after the Mississippi boat Captain who sold bogus land lots is of course "STREETERVILLE". George Streeter's original home is now the John Hancock building which @ one time was the tallest in the world. It's home to some of the most up-scale hotels & condo buildings in the USA. It's landmark's include the Water Tower, Tribune Building, Drake Hotel & Navy Pier. It also was home to Jean Baptiste DuSable, Chicago's frist settler. It's also home to Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" along LSD.. 

33.. The area of Chicago that began as a ash pit for the growing city and later became home to thousands of WWII veterans & the subsequent "Baby Boom" of the 50's & 60's was "ASHBURN".. It's two Catholic grade schools St Denis & St Bede, & it's CPS schools, educated thousands of Chicago's future citizens. Two of those citizens were Tim McCarthy (President Reagan assassination) & George Farmer (White Sox player & announcer).. Politicians Mike & Lisa Madigan also live here!!!    

34..The Chicago neighborhood whose factories supplied work for thousands of Eastern European immigrants was "AVONDALE" on the city's near Northwest side. One of it's leading citizens was Walter Olson whose rug company & factory displayed a colorful & large waterfall park at Diversey & Pulaski.  

35..The Chicago neighborhood settled by German & Dutch, & later by Irish, who came to work on the railroad & hosted the original Southside Irish parade was of course GRESHAM/AUBURN.. It's Catholic Church (Saint Sabina) hosted popular dances on Saturday night that produced life-long friendships & some marriage's. Today the neighborhood is mostly African American & Saint Sabina's pastor (Father Micheal Pflegar), is nationally known for his activist ministry on behalf of the community. It's new library was named for Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall and is one of the finest in the USA..      

36.. This Chicago neighborhood, located on it's far North border and named after a famous inventor is "EDISON PARK". Christian Ebinger, it's first settler, on the way to Wisconsin, only stopped here because his horse died from a snake bite. He began his farm, others followed, & the rest is history. Every year at the end of summer, it's resident's celebrate "Edison Fest", one of Chi-town's best street party's!! 

37.. The Southwest neighborhood that had it's beginnings as the last resting place for many Chicagoan's was "MT GREENWOOD". One of it's own "John Powers", wrote books about his growing up in this neighborhood. His book, "Do patent leather shoes reflect up" became a very popular play & movie.. His other books were "Last Catholic in America" & "Unoriginal sinner". All best sellers. A large number of City workers live in this area including CPD & CFD employees. It's very proud of it's schools which include Brother RIce & Mother McAuley High Schools, St Xavier Collage & the unique CPS Agriculture School located on the grounds of the last farm in Chicago!! 

38.. The Chicago neighborhood that has the "Illinois Centennial Monument" at it's center is "LOGAN SQUARE". Bucktown, Palmer Square & the Polish Corridor are all part of this neighborhood that was settled by Norwegian & Dane's. It's most famous resident was the great Notre Dame Coach "Knute Rockne". It's named after General John Logan of Civil War fame. General Logan also created "Memorial Day" to honor the dead Civil War Soldiers he commanded. Today Logan Square has a diverse population & is home to many young professionals who work in the loop!!  

39.. The neighborhood that has over 29,000 residents living in homes that have an average price of $710,000.00 is of course the "LOOP". It also contains the center of local & federal government & major business office space. Over a million Chicagoan's work there daily. It's two major parks Grant & Millennium, provide plenty of green space to relax in. The "LOOP" is the center to all things that are Chicago!!  

40.. The neighborhood which Jane Adams spend many years doing social work & had it's share of Chicago gangsters but now boast having some of Chicago's best restaurants is "LITTLE ITALY".. It's also known as "UNIVERSITY VILLAGE". It is the home to the University of Illinois-Chicago campus & the Italian/American Hall of Fame. It's landmark Catholic Church, visited by thousands yearly is "Our Lady of Pompeii". 

41.. The Southwest side neighborhood settled by John Eberhart in 1871 as it's own city but annexed by Chicago in 1889 is of course "CHICAGO LAWN".. It's major park (Marquette Park) build in 1913 & it's golf course have entertained thousand's of Chicagoan's over the years. Holy Cross Hospital has a superior reputation that still exists til today. It's high school's "Maria" & "Gage Park" produced several of Chicago's leaders. The "Nabisco Plant" employed thousands of it's resident's & is the largest bakery in the world.  In the 1960's, the MLK riots in the park are part of its history!!!  

42.. Originally the home to "Potawatomi Indians", "ROGERS PARK" has become one of Chicago's more diverse neighborhoods. Phillip Rogers, Patrick Touhy & a few farmers in 1838 settled the land that borders Lake Michigan & what is now the Northern suburbs of Chicago. Loyola University, founded by Jesuit's & its close neighbor Northwestern University in Evanston, makes this area one of USA's leaders of higher learning. Rogers Park has become a neighborhood of "Internet Bloggers" that also has gained national attention!!!    

43.. "WOODLAWN" , a Chicago neighborhood, created to provide housing to workers of the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition held in what is now "Jackson Park". Its Catholic High School, "Mt Carmel" has won numerous City & State athletic championships & produced several pro athletes. Its public school "Hyde Park Academy", is one of CPS's best schools. Today it continues to be home for Civil Rights activity!!

44..This South side neighborhood has had several changes over the years, but "PULLMAN" always rebounded & thrived. Its founder was George Pullman, a railroad tycoon who made millions creating travel cars for the wealthy. Today, Pullman is a mixed neighborhood of mostly working class folks.. Pullman & its unique architecture has been the background for many TV shows & major movies such as the "Fugitive', "Road to Partition" & "The Polar Express". A Pullman resident, "Robert Zemeckis" made it big in Hollywood as a Director, but never forgot his roots. Pullman is now a National Landmark along with Pullman's " Florence Hotel", that George named after his daughter!!! 

45..This Westside neighborhood was hard hit during the MLK riots & the Our Lady of the Angels fire. However, "AUSTIN" always rebounded & moved on. By population, Austin is the largest neighborhood in Chicago. The Austin Park Field House was designed after "Independence Hall" in Philadelphia. It's CPS High School "Marshall" produced a few State Champs & several NBA players!!! 

46.. The Southside community nicknamed the "Triangle", is the "BURNSIDE" neighborhood. It's boundries form a triangle due to intersecting rail lines belonging to the Illinois Central, Rock Island & New York Central Railroads. It was named after Civil War General Ambrose Burnside & is Chicago's smallest by land mass!!    

47.. The Northwest Chicago neighborhood that list the "Russian Hotel" & "Copernius Center" as landmarks is "JEFFERSON PARK".. At the end of it's CTA Blue Line, you"ll find a popular bar named the "Gale Street Tavern". There downtown workers, along with 016th District Police, stop for a cold one before going home.. It's Labor Day party called "Taste of Polonia" is annually enjoyed by thousands of Chi-town folks!!!    

48.. This Northside neighborhood settled by Germans and is the part of the popular "Lincoln Square Area" with its "Brauhaus" is of course "RAVENSWOOD". It's neighborhood newspaper, "Amerikawoche", 1st published in 1972, above the "Brauhaus", is still read today!!!

49.. The Southside neighborhood 1st settled by Dutch Immigrants, & later home to multi-ethnic Chicagoans, who were willing to work the nearby steel mills is"ROSELAND" It's also well known for its athletes, who excelled in all sports & included the likes of Sammy Esposito of the White Sox & the great Chicago Bear, Dick Butkus. It's semi-pro baseball team, the "Fernwood Park Bruins", were national champions several times. It's early settlers, build the very 1st "Dutch Reform Church" in the late 1800's, on what is now, 111th & south State Street. Later, more Dutch Reform churches were built, & now can be found all over Chicago's southside & South suburbs!!

 50.. The Westside neighborhood of "GARFIELD PARK" was named for President James A. Garfield, who was killed by an assassin. A large part of this neighborhood is taken up by a city park 1st named "Central Park", but later changed to honor the slain President. It's entire area designed after the parks & boulevards of Paris France. The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the finest in the USA.    

51.. Chicago's Northside neighborhood known as "LAKEVIEW", has a history of changes. After being build by German, Swede & Luxembourg immigrants, its become a melting pot to over 94,000 folks of all races & sexual preference. Its the home of the Town Hall police station, Boystown & Wrigleyville. During the Civil War, it was the site of the Army base "Camp Fry", which stood at what is now the intersections of Broadway, Diversey & Clark. Its has become, one of Chicago's more diverse neighborhoods!!    

52.. The "GRAND CROSSING" neighborhood of Chicago's Southside came about largely by the many railroad companies that ran its trains through the area to supply immigrants & goods to a the fast growing Chicago metropolis.. It's history has sadly recorded a train company feud called "Frog Wars". The battling over track right of ways. This feud led to Chicago's worse train accident in 1853, when two trains collided @ what is now 75th & South Chicago Ave. The crash killed eighteen & injured forty.. Today Grand Crossing is home to a predominantly African American community & list some of the best parks in the city!!!   


                   TRIVIA ANSWERS-2013

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 #1.. Chicago's Pump Room in the famous Ambassador East Hotel on North State Parkway, has been the scene of many a celebrity party.. All the rich & famous have vie to be seated in "Booth One" of the restaurant. It was featured in the great movie "North by Northwest", staring Gary Grant & directed by Alfred Hitchcock.. It's a Chicago landmark!!! 

#2.. Chicago has been the birthplace of numerous companies that made an impact in the USA. One of those companies whose motto was "The quality goes in before the name goes on", was the "Zenith" Corporation.. They invented  "remote control" & "push button tuning", into their radios & televisions

#3.. "Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer", one of Christmas most popular story & song, was created in Chicago, by store clerk "Robert May", as a Christmas "coloring book for kids" promotion for Montgromery Ward in 1939. The story became popular world wide, when Cowboy "Gene Autry", made the story into a song a few years later. Children, til this day, still love it!!! 

#4.. The fourteen Chicago Bears who have their uniform numbers retired are #3 Bronko Nagurski, #5 George McAfee, #7 George Halas, #28- Willie Galimore, #34 Walter Payton, #40 Gale Sayers, #41 Brian Piccolo #42 Sid Luckman, #51 Dick Butkus, #56 Bill Hewett, #61 Bill George, #66 Clyde Bulldog Turner, #77 Harold "Red" Grange & #89 Mike Ditka.. GO BEARS!!!

#5.. In 1968, Soldiers Field was the site of the 1st ever Special Olympics.. Over 1000 disabled athletes assembled & competed for medals. The Chicago Park District was the sponsor with help from a "Grant" donated by the Joseph Kennedy Foundation. The two women who founded this event & to this day continue to be involved are, Eunice "Kennedy" Shriver & Chicago's Anne "McGlone" Burke, wife of Chicago Alderman Eddie Burke.  

#6.. In 1966 the Chicago Bulls began their run as one of the premier franchises in the NBA.. The team founded by Chicagoan Dick Klein & coached by Hall of Famer "Johnny Red Kerr", set an NBA record for most wins by an expansion team. It also made it into the playoffs in its very 1st year.. It's two star players were, "Guy Rodgers & Bob Boozer". During the "Michael Jordan" era, the Bulls won six world championships in two different "three peats" 1991-1993 & 1995-1998.. Between 3-peats, Michael took a break from basketball & played baseball for the Chicago White Sox's triple A farm team!!!!  

#7.. The smooth singer who grew up on Chicago's Southside in the Bronzeville neighborhood & learned his craft by listening to Louie Armstrong & other R & B singers who frequented his neighborhood, was the great "Nate King Cole". His songs are still played at least a million times a year!!!

#8.. The Chicago Bears 1985/1986 Super Bowl winning team will always be a fond memory for all Bear fans.. Its dominating defense, along with the punky QB Jim McMahon, & its great halfback Walter Payton, all contributed to one of the NFL's greatest teams.. The Bears beat the N.E. Patriots 46 to 10 to win the Super Bowl. They also beat the N.Y. Giants & L.A. Rams with a combined score of 45 to 0 in the playoffs.. The teams only disappointment, was having its visit to the White House to meet President Reagan cancelled, due to the Challenger Rocket disaster that killed all astronauts aboard!!!    

#9.. The Chicago Flag has distinctive four red stars in between two blue stripes on its banner.. For many years the CPD wore the flag on the shoulder of their dress uniforms..The four stars stand for the historical events,, Ft Dearborn Massacre of 1812, Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Worlds Columbian Exposition of 1893, & the Century of Progress Expo of 1933.. The blue upper stripe stands for Lake Michigan & the North Branch of the Chicago River while the lower stripe stands to the South Branch of the river!!!   

#10.. The CPD hero & pioneer traffic cop, who was the 1st Police Officer in USA to use a "radar gun", & for years broadcast traffic reports for WGN from a helicopter, was CPD "Officer Leonard Baldy".. Officer Baldy has been inducted into the American Police Hall of Fame. During his career he received numerous awards.. His EOW was May 2, 1960, when his helicopter crashed @ the Hubbard & Milwaukee RR yard.. Officer Baldy will never be forgotten!! 

#11.. John Dillinger's life of crime ended in Chicago on July 22nd, 1934, in a alley next to the Biograph Theater on North Lincoln Ave. He was shot & killed by FBI Agents led by Melvin Purvis. The trap to capture Dillinger was arranged by CPD Det Sgt Martin Zarkovich & his informant Anna Cumpanas, aka "Anne Sage", aka "The Lady in Red".  Anna wore a red dress as she accompanied Dillinger to see the movie, "Manhatten Melodrama", as a tip off for the FBI, who waited in ambush for Dillinger to exit the theater!!!  

#12.. The Wrigley Building on Michigan Ave is one of Chicago's most recognized landmarks. Its two towers are connected by walkways on the 1st & 14th floors of the buildings.. It's famous clocks are positioned on the South Tower, & have given Chicagoan's the right time since 1924!!!  

#13.. The very 1st Heisman Trophy was awarded to University of Chicago football player "Jay Berwanger" in 1935. Jay also has the distinction of being the 1st player ever drafted by the young NFL league. The Philidelphia Eagles traded his draft rights to the Bears.. Jay & George Halas could not agree on a salary, & Berwanger never played pro ball.. Jay's Heisman trophy can be viewed @ the University of Chicago trophy case!!!  

#14..The real life Chicago Heratio Alger story is "W Clement Stone", who as child sold newspapers to support his mother & family.. With a $100 investment, the Southside Chicagoan, build a billion dollar insurance business. He also was an adviser to Presidents Nixon & Ford.. Today his company is known as the giant "AON Corporation"!!!   

#15.. The Chicago Cardinals was an original NFL team in 1920 with a investment of $100 to join.. Today as the Arizona Cardinals, they along with the Bears, are the only two original teams left that began the NFL.. The Cardinals began play in "Normal Park", a football stadium located @ 61st & Racine (old 007th District Police Station). The Cardinals began as a neighborhood sports club known as the "Morgan Street Athletic Club".. In 1922 they moved to Comiskey Park where they played their games until they left Chicago to St Louis & then onto Arizona!!   

#16.. Nobel Prize,, an international award, given to outstanding individuals who  performed outstanding work.. Thirteen Chicagoan's have received this award. They are "Jane Adams" for the peace prize.. For Economics, "Milton Friedman & Herb Simon".. For Literature, "Saul Bellows", but the most awards were for Physic's, they are "Enrico Fermi, Robert Wilson, Frank Wiczek, Jim Cronin, Jim Franck, Leon Lederman, George Smith, Yoichiro Nambu & Subrahamayan Chandrasekhar!!  

#17.."Englewood", a community of immigrants spans South from 55th street to 75th street & State to Racine. Today, this neighborhood is predominantly African/American.. Over the years thousands of  immigrant's, 1st the Swedes, then Germans & then Irish began their Chicago experience in Englewood. They came to get work, help build a city, & raise a family. It was made possible by railroads that deposited the immigrants at stations located in Englewood. In the late 1800's, Englewood was know as "Junction Grove". Its name changed years later by land developers!! 

#18.. "Streeterville" one of Chicago's wealthiest neighborhood @ one time was a "dump" & "landfill", used by construction companies rebuilding Chicago after the great fire.. In its early days, George "Cap" Streeter was its only occupant.  He & his family lived in a "shanty" & today, George's shanty was on the site of the "John Hancock Building"!!    

#19.. The Chicago Building that is listed as a National Landmark by the U.S. Govt, that formerly housed a museum & meeting hall for veterans of the Civil War, was the "Chicago Library". It was build in 1897.. However, with the opening of the Harold Washington Library, the building in 1991 re-invented itself.. It's now is the home of the "Chicago Cultural Center"!!   

#20..One of Chicago's favorite songs "Chicago, my kind of town" created by Sammy Cahn & sung by Frank Sinatra was produced for the movie, "Robin & the Seven Hoods"!! 

#21..Jack Brickhouse was a legendary sports broadcaster for all Chicago teams for over forty years.. Jack was born in 1917 in downstate Peoria. He got his start broadcasting New York Giant games.. Jack did the call when Willie Mays made his legendary over the shoulder catch in the 1st game of the 1954 World Series.. Jack made the call "Say Hey", when the catch was made..  Willie Mays had the nickname, "The Say Hey Kid" ever since.. Jack's trade saying for Chicago home runs & Bear touchdown's was, "Hey Hey"!!

#22..John Wayne Gacy,, one of Chicago most infamous criminals was a contractor, minor political wantabe & con-artist..  For fun,,Gacy dressed up like a clown & performed tricks @ children's parties.. His clown name was "Pogo"!!    

#23.. The Chicago girl who won the first ever ladies "Western Open"  in 1930 was Lee Mida.. She was a pioneer in women's golf & also stared in the 1st women's golf tournament played in Europe!! 

#24.. The great Explorer, Jacques "Pere" Marquette, a Jesuit Priest,   explored the Chicago River & the Great Lakes from 1674 to 1675.  He spent one winter camped in the area of 26th & Damen Ave.. The event is now remembered with a monument located @ 2631 S Damen!!   

#25.. Riverview Amusement Park was enjoyed by millions of Chicagoan's for over 63 years (1904-1967).. Its famous five roller coasters were named the Bobs, Silver Flash, Fireball, Comet & Jet Stream.. They are all gone, but the RIverview Carousel survived, & can still be enjoyed @ the Six Flags over Georgia, near Atlanta!! 

#26.. The Chicagoan who invented the MLB All Star Game to be part of the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair was Chicago Tribune Sports Editor "Arch Ward".  Arch Ward also came up with and organized the "College All Star Game", between the NFL Champ & best College players of that year. Also the "Golden Gloves" boxing exhibitions, between the best boxers of Chicago & NYC!! 

#27.. The Chicagoan, who got his musical training @ the Southside "Ebenezer Baptist Church", & began his career singing & playing "R & B" tunes @   Chicago's 708 Club, was "Bo Diddley".. In later years Bo moved to SW USA & became a Deputy Sheriff of Los Lunas, New Mexico!!   

#28.. The infamous person, who was born & raised on Chicago's near Westside, who sold racing forms on Maxwell street & became famous in connection with the Kennedy assassination, was "Jack Ruby"!!

#29.. The Norris Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL's best defenseman. In 2010, Duncan Keith was the last Hawk to win the trophy. Prior to Duncan, Doug Wilson (1982), Pierre Pilote (1963, 64 & 65) & Mt Carmel grad Chris Chelios (1993 & 96) as Blackhawks, also won this award.. Bobby Orr, who played for the Hawks for three years, & had won the award an NHL record eight times, but none as a Blackhawk!!    

#30.. The original name of Wrigley Field was Weeghman Park, & was build in 1914. It's name was changed when Phillip Wrigley took ownership of the Cubs.. For many years the Chicago Bears also played their games @ Wrigley (1921-1970).. It was Mr Cub himself,, Ernie Banks, who gave Wrigley Field the nickname "The Friendly Confines"!! 

#31.. The 1st known recorded CPD Officer killed in the "Line of Duty" was Constable James Quinn in 1853. He was assigned to the 009th Precinct. His family & a panel of Historian's in 2002, uncovered the death after original records were distroyed by the Chicago Fire.. His name & Star has been placed in CPD's " Honored Star Case" in CPD HQ!!   

#32.. The Daily News journalist who won two Pulitzer Prizes & who gave Chicago the nicknames "Hog Butcher to the World" & "CIty of Big Shoulders" was of course "Carl Sandburg"!!

#33..The Chicago  Farragut H.S. grad  who hit it big in Hollywood & became a major Movie Star was "Kim Novak".. She now lives in Oregon & is a professional Artist!!

#34.. The southside Chicago girl, born of Irish parents, who married well was Catherine Hyland. She's better known from her & her husbands foundation, which contributes millions to public TV, & is best known as the, "John D & Catherine T McArthur Foundation"!!  

#35.. The Chicago born gangster who met death in the northern suburb of "Barrington", in a shootout that also killed two FBI agents, was Geroge "Babyface" Nelson. He received the nickname "Babyface", when the wife of then Mayor Bill Thompson, decribed him as having a "Babyface" to CPD in her report of a robbery/home invasion!!  

#36.. The Chicago funny man who stared at Second City, Saturday Night Live, & in several major movies was of course "Bill Murray". You might spot Bill @ his restaurant named "Caddy Shack", which is located in the Golf Hall of Fame Village in St Augustine Florida!!

#37.. The Chicagoan who turned an idea into a billion dollar franchise business, was of course "Ray Kroc". His hamburger restaurant "McDonalds" can be found in almost every country in the world. His company's symbol is "Ronald McDonald", a clown personality invented by TV weatherman "Willard Scott".. Kids love it!!   

#38.. One of the first winners of the "Outland Trophy", awarded to the best linemen in college football, was won by Chicago's own George Connor, a DeLaSalle & Notre Dame grad. The only other Chicago born footballer to win the Outland Trophy was, "Bill Fisher", who also stared @ Notre Dame & today resides in Ft Myers!!  

#39.. The invention that gave Chicago's McCormick family its great wealth was the "McCormick reaper".. The company formed by Cyrus Hall McCormick & HQed in Chicago, was "International Harvester"!!   

#40.. Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini, was the 1st US Citizen cannonized by the Catholic Church. The Pope that cannonized Sister Cabrini, was "Pope Pius XII". A National Shrine dedicated to her memory, can be found on the grounds of Chicago's "Columbus Hospital"!! 

#41..Big Bill Thompson was the last Rebuplican Mayor of Chicago. Big Bill was Mayor twice, 1915-1923 & 1927-1931.. In 1931 he was defeated by Democrat Anton Cermak. Since then, Democrats have ruled without interuption. Big Bill was considered one of Chicago's most corrupt Mayors & was known to do business with Al Capone!!  

#42.. Bob Newhart was the Chicago born & St Ignatius grad who recorded a comedy album of his night-club comedy routine called "The bottom-down mind of Bob Newhart". This album surpassed Elvis Presley & became number one on the charts. He went on to become one of the USA's best known & sucessful comedians, winning three Grammy's along the way!!   

#43.. Mike Royko, a Chicago legend & it's best known newspaper writer learned his trade attending, "Wright Junior College". He also was a reporter for the Air Force News.. His stories, using humor, as a means of making a point, entertained millions of Chicagoans daily, & angered many a politician.. They don't make reporters like Mike Royko anymore!!  

#44..  Charles Comisky after a career playing & coaching major league baseball, was the leading figure in creating the American League & the White Sox in 1900.. The press nicknamed him the "Old Roman"!!  

#45.. The name of the original movie review program that began the TV careers of "Siskel & Ebert" was, "Sneak Previews", that aired in 1976 on Channel 11, WTTW TV!!   

#46..Ask ANN LANDERS, was the name of the column that made her famous nationwide & a very wealthy women. Her real name was "Ester Friedman", born in Sioux City Iowa, but lived most of life in Chicago. She was better known by her married name of "Epple Lederer". She inherited the Sun Times Column from Chicago nurse "Ruth Crowley" who died in 1955!!   

#47.. The Chicago based company, that got it's big break after a slow start by patending a process to "Pasteurize Cheese".& by selling 5 million lbs of it to the US Army in WWI was, "Kraft Foods". Founded by James L Kraft, who immigrated to the USA & Chicago from Canada. Today his company has gone global.. Some of its products are Capri Sun, Jell-O, Maxwell House Coffee, Oscar Meyer, Valveeta, Philadelphia Cheese & Cadbury Chocolate. Its HQ moved from Lake Shore Drive in Chicago to Northfield, Ill!!  

#48.. The legendary Chicago Architect whose "Prairie Style" architecture has been imitated by countless followers, is of course, "Frank Lloyd Wright". Frank got his start in Chicago working for $8.00 a week for Joseph Lyman Silsbee & later, the Adler & Sullivan architecture firms.   

#49.. The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. That year they beat the Detroit Tigers & the great Ty Cobb. The Cubs were also in the World Series in 1906, against the "Hitless Wonders" White Sox team & again in 1907, again against the Tigers. Seven more times they have returned to the big game, but lost all seven times. The last time in 1945 & again, against the Tigers!!! 

#50.. The Chicago Blackhawks received it's team name from it's original owner Frederic McLaughlin who, in WWI, was the Commander of the 86th Infantry Division, better know as the "Blackhawk Division". The Hawks were one of the original six members of the NHL.. The other five were the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadians, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings & the Boston Bruins!!!   

#51.. Bridgeport neighborhood received its name due to the low bridges that would not allow larger cargo ships to pass under. Their cargo was unloaded @ the bridge, thus the name "Bridgeport".. Prior to that, the neighborhood was known as "Hardscrabble" & "Cabbage Patch"!!!  

#52.. The hotel build in the late 1880's by Marshall Field's ex partner was of course "The Palmer House", build by Potter Palmer. The Palmer House still exist, but is now owned by the Hilton Hotel chain!!!  

#53.. The two Chicagoans who got there start in the retail business selling watch's, were Alvin Curtis Roebuck & Richard Warren Sears.. There company, "Sears & Roebuck" in time, became a household name in the USA!!


                                         TRIVIA ANSWERS-2012

To get the written questions to the 2012 Quiz e-mail the website @ [email protected] .. We will mail you a copy of the published questions.. Have fun with your Chicago friends!!!! Include an address with your request!!!!  

#1... The powerful Alderman & Ward Committee Leader who changed political party's & how African Americans voted in Chicago, was William "Big Bill" Dawson. His mentor & sponsor was Anton Cermak!!! 

#2... The famous Chicago Industrialist & Engineer who made his fortune & fame raising up Chicago streets & build 1st class railroad cars was "George Mortimer Pullman".  He also build Pullman town for his workers.  The "Florence Hotel", in Pullman, was named for his daughter. It exist still today & is a tourist attraction on the SE side of Chicago!!!! 

#3... The Politicians who ran Chicago for over 30 years & were nicknamed "The Grey Wolves" by a rag sheet named "McGlures", were Irishman, Bath House John Couglin, Hinky DInky Mike McKenna, both from the 1st Ward & 19th Ward power broker Johnny Powers!!!!  

#4... The Chicagoan, who formed the "All American Girls Baseball League",  that years later was depicted in a major movie starring Tom Hanks & Mondona, was Philip Wrigley, then owner of the Cubs!!!  

#5... The famous Chicago Architect's Daniel Burnham & John Welborn Root, designed Chicago's 1st skyscraper, the "Masonic Temple Building" which was located @ Randolph & State. It stood 22 stories high & was build in 1892!!! 

#6... The famous Chicagoan, who showed the world how to build fun parks & who gave children Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck, was of course Walter Disney!!!  

#7... The lawyer who defended Leopold & Loeb for the murder of Bobby Franks was the ACLU lead attorney, Clarence Darrow. Darrow pled the boys guilty, but argued to spare them the "Death Penalty". He was sucessful. Darrow was born in Ohio, but spend much of his adult life practicing law in Chicago. He's also is famous for the "Scopes" Monkey Trial, when he went up against the equally famous, " William Jenning Bryan"!!!   

#8... The college that Bernard Sahlins, Howie Atkins & Paul Sills, the comedy theatre inovators that gave us Second City & Improv learn their craft, at the "University of Chicago"!!!!  

#9... The first Chicago mayor, to hail from Bridgeport was Edward Josph Kelly. Mayor Kelly was a close friend of Peter Nash who at the time of Kelly's election, was the Chairman of the Democratic Party in Cook County. Nash was a power broker, who had close ties to West side politicians & the Anton Cermak's political machine.. When elected, Kelly began his own machine, that produced Bridgeport Mayors Martin Kennelly, Richard J & Richard M Daley & Micheal Balandic. These Bridgport Mayor's, all from the 11th Ward, oversaw Chicago's city business for over 60 years!!!  

#10... "Securitas", the Swedish Security Company, which is largest in the world & is the parant company for the Chicago based "Pinkerton Detective Agency". The Pinkertons was started by Chicagoo Detective Alan Pickerton & Chicago Lawyer Ed Rucker in 1850!!!!    

#11... The Brighton Park lad who went to Hollywood & hit it big was "Pat Sajek".. He & his partner Vanna White are household names in the USA, due to their long time association with the daytime game show, the "Wheel of Fortune"!!!!  

#12... Harold Washington years of running Chicago began with the 1983 Democratic Primary when RIchard M. Daley faced off against then Mayor Jane Byrne. Harold saw a political opportunity & joined into the race. He won 37% of the primary vote to Byrne's 33% & Daley's 30%. He then went on to defeat Republican Bernard Epton to become the city's 1st African American Mayor!!!  

#13... October 14th, 2003 will be remembered by all Cub fans forever. It was the day Steve Bartman reaching out for a foul ball hit by Miami Marlans "Luis Castillo", that deflected away from Cub 3rd baseman Moises Alou. The Marlins went on to bat around around in that inning & scored 8 runs. At the time of the incident, Cub pitcher "Mark Pryor" was coasting to a win that would of put the Cubs into the World Series. Some blamed it on the Billy Goat curse that many Cub fans still believe exist til today!!!!! 

#14... One of America's most famous author, who was born & raised in Oak Park Ill, is Ernest Hemingway. He did his best work while living in Key West, Florida. He wrote 7 novels & 6 short story's, was married 4 times & traveled all over the world hunting & fishing!!!!  

#15... Prior to Richard J & Richard M. Daley, father & son Mayors of Chicago, Carter Harrison I & Carter Harrison II, also father & son, served Chicago as Mayors.. They collectively served 21 years.. The Daley's, 42 years. The Harrison's link to Chicago history is that the father was the 1st Chicago Mayor assassinated in1893 & the Fire & Police medal for Bravery is named for him.. He was the 25th Mayor of Chicago.. His son,, Carter Harrison II, the 31st Mayor of Chicago, holds the distinction of being the 1st Mayor, born in Chicago & Illinois. All prior Mayors were from eastern States!!      

#16...The man whose family owned the Chas Stevens Department Store, the Stevens Hotel (Conrad Hilton on Michigan Ave), & grew up in Hyde Park is Supreme Court Judge John Stevens!!! 

#17...The original owners of the Merchandise Mart was the Marshall Field family.. The man, who married into the Kennedy clan & ran the Mart was Sargeant Shriver!!!!   

#18... In 1959, the Chicago White Sox went to the World Series, but lost it in six games.. The starting lineup of that team when the season bagan was SS Luis Aparcio, 2B Nellie Fox, CF Jim Landis, LF Al Smith, 1B Earl Torgeson, 3B Bubba Phillips, RF Jim McAnany & C Sherm Lollar. The starting pitcher was Early Wynn.. In the World Series, Ted Kluszewski, Billy Goodman & Jim Rivera had replaced Torgeson, Phillips & McAnancy as starters.. Sox would not be back to the World Series again til 2005!!!!

#19... William Ogden was the 1st Mayor of Chicago. He also was a pioneer in the railroad business & was present when the Union Pacific railroad was linked in what is now Ogden, Utah!!! 

#20...The John Hancock building, once the tallest in Chi-Town & USA with it's antenna, now is sixth tallest in USA.. The five that are now taller (due to spires) are Willis (Sears) Tower, Trump Tower, & the Aon building, all in Chicago. The Empire State Building in New York & Bank of America building have also surpassed Big John!!!! 

#21... The Mt Carmel grad, drafted by the White Sox but played almost his entire career with the Tigers was pitching phenon, Denny McClain. His father-in-law, was the great Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop & hall of famer Lou Boudrou!!! 

#22...The Chicago landmark made of Joliet limestone & survived the Great Chicago Fire, of course, was the "Water Tower" located at Chicago & Michigan Ave. "White Castle" modeled their restrurants after the Water Tower's design. The Water Tower is photographed by tourist at least a million times a year!! 

#23...The mansion located on north Lakeview in the shadow of Lincoln Park & a famous basefield field is the "Chicago Wrigley mansion".. Purchased just prior to the depression from beer Baron Joseph Theurer. It was vacant for several years as the Wrigleys enjoyed their other mansions in California & Lake Geneva Wisconsin!! 

#24...The Bears 3rd 1st round draft pick in 1965 NFL Draft was Tennessee All American "Steve DeLong".. Delong however decided to play with the AFL for the San Diego Chargers.. He did finish up his career with the Bears.. The Bears other two picks, Butkus & Sayers, both ended up in the NFL Hall of Fame.. Butkus uniform # @ Univ of Ill was "50".. When he joined the Bears, his number was changed to 51, because another Bear had #50.. The only other uniform # retired by the U of I was 77, worn by the great Red Grange of Wheaton, Ill...  

#25...The largest bakery in the world,  found on Chicago's southside @ 7300 S Kedzie is the National Biscuit Company, best known as "NABISCO"..Its parant company is another powerhouse, Kraft Food!!!  

#26...There are six streets named after signers of the Declaration of Independance. They are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Carroll, Benjamin Rush & George Walton. There are other Chicago streets (Whipple, Wilson, Stockton, Hopkins, Harrison, Clark, Wolcott & Taylor)  names of signer's of  the Declaration but, they are only coincidence, or relative's of the original signers!!   

#27... Jane Addams was the Chicagoan & 1st US women to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She spent most of her life advocating for the rights of children & mothers. She was honored with her image on a US Postage Stamp, founded the "Womens Peace Party", & was instrumental in getting Chicago's playgrounds for kids!!!!!                           

#28...The CPD Officer killed @ the Haymarket Riot was Mathias J. Degnan.. The three Anarchists who spoke @ the rally & also charged with Degnan's murder were August Spies, Albert Parsons & Samuel Fieldon.. Inspector John  Bonifield lead the CPD the night of the riot!!!  

#29... Ignaz Schwinn, is the German Immigrant, who as a young man came to Chicago & with the help of fellow Germans, opened a bysicle store that later became a factory, that bacame a multi-million dollar business!!!!   

#30... "Upton Sinclair" in 1906 wrote the book "The Jungle" which exposed the Union Stockyards & conditions related to Chicago meat packing.. The book led Congress to pass the "Pure Food & Drug Act". Today the Stockyards, located just west of Bridgrport, is only a memory!!!!

#31... Enrico Fermi was the Italian Immigrant who ended up teaching & doing research @ the University of Chicago. His Nobel Prize winning work with nuclear fusion led to the the making of the 1st atomic bomb that ended WWII. Dr Fermi split the atom under the north stands of the squash stadium @ the University. Fermi Lab is named in his honor!!!    

#32... The man who played baseball for the N.Y. Yankee's, but became famous as a football player & coach was of course "Papa Bear" George Halas.. Coach Halas also served his country in two World Wars.. His family still owns the Chicago Bears!!                        

#33...The Mayor who fired the entire CPD was John Wentworth. It occurred in 1861 & the City of Chicago was without a police force for several hours before Wentworth hired a new force!! 

#34...The first Royal visitor to Chicago was England's, King Edward VII in 1860!!!! He was the Prince of Wales!!!! 

#35...The first time Chicago's population was reported over the 1 million mark was 1891... That same year the Chicago Symphony was established & thrives to this day!! 

#36... Thirty year old Mt Prospect resident George Stephen is credited with inventing the "Weber Grill". George was a welder @ Weber Brothers Metel Works. One of their products was "buoys" used in Lake Michigan.. Two half-spheres welded together to create a buoy.. George instead hinged the spheres, added vents & created the Weber Grill!!!  

#37... Speck murdered 8 nurses but missed "Cora Amucao" who hid under a bed..She would later identify him in a lineup..  He sported a tattoo "Born to Raise Hell" on his arm that was spotted by Dr. LeRoy Smith of Cook County Hospital. Dr.Smith treated Speck when he tried to commit suicide after the murders, while hiding @ the Star Hotel @ 617 W. Madison. Speck was identified as the killer from fingerprints obtained & processed by CPD Lt. Emil Giese, Sgt Hugh Granahan & Examiner Burtin Bukrke!!!

#38... Camp Douglas was the name of the camp that housed over 20,000 Confederate Soldiers during the Civil War. It was located between MLK & Cottage Grove, 31st street to 33rd place. The 6,129 that died @ the camp were buried in Oakwood Cemetary on 67th Street!! 

#39... He was "H.H. Holmes" aka Roger Mudgett!!!   

#40.. The fan favorite athlete who played the outfield for the "Go Go White Sox" was Minnie Minoso!!!! 

#41... Roger Plant, in the 1860's, established a saloon/brothel on the corner of Wells & Monroe where he oversaw organized gambling & prostitution. His saloon was known as "Under the Willow" but the police called it the "Barracks". The brothel part of the saloon had 60 rooms for his prostitutes.   

#42... Harrison Ford is the Chicago born actor who stared in numerous films. The film that launched his career was "Star Wars" playing Hans Solo!!!!  

#43...The St Valentine Massacre occurred at 2122 North Clark, the seven victims were machanic John May, accountant Adam Heyer, muscle man Albert Kachellek, nightclub owner Al Weinshenker, hitmen/enforcers/brothers Pete & Frank Gusenburg & Optometrist/gambler Reinhart Schwimmar. Frank Gusenburg lived for three hours after the shooting & was interviewed, but said nothing to Detective Sgt Tommy Loftus!!

#44...The name of the man whose "insane idea", the mail order catelog, which changed the way women in the USA did their shopping is, Aaron Montgromery Ward!!!!!

#45...The eight all male Catholic high schools that made up the original "Catholic Athletic League" in 1912 were, DePaul Academy, St Ignatuis, St Rita, St Cyril (later Mt Carmel), Cathedral High, St Phillip, Loyola Academy & DeLaSalle.. A few years later Fenwick & St George joined the league!!

#46...The first women to perform police duties was Marie Owens. She began her career in 1893. The first time women were allowed to wear police uniforms was in 1956. Women began full police duties in 1975!!

#47... Hugh Hefner was the man who turned a $8,000 loan into a publishing & media empire with Playboy Magazine. His frist playmate was Mariyln Monroe!!  

#48...The man who began his business in a small butcher shop on north Sedgwick was "Oscar Meyer"!! 

#49... George Blanda was the Bear hall of famer who scored over 2000 points, most as a placekicker. During his career he also played QB with the Bears, Houston & Oakland & had almost 27,000 yards of passing. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on the1st ballot!! 

#50... The Chicago Columbian Exposition took place in Jackson Park in 1893 & made Chicago a world class city. Chicago out bid New York City for the Expo & some of the new products introduced were Cracker Jacks, Juicy Fruit gum, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Cream of Wheat cereal & the Ferris Wheel!!!  

#51...The five politicians that Mayor Richard J. Daley defeated to be elected to five terms were Benjamin Adamowski, Robert Merriam, John Waner, Richard Friedman & John Hoellen!!









Favorite Bear gamewatch bars are plentiful in Ft Myers area. The ones that exclusively show the Bears on game day are "Brybills" on Metro & Winkler," Edison Resturant" on MacGregor adjacent to Ft Myers Country Club, "Chicago Pizza" on 47th Terrace in Cape Coral, the "Elbow Room" on Winkler & Cyress Lake & "Doc's" on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita... All have good food & you will be with all things Bears....The "Stevie Tomato" restaurants, "Shoeless Joe's" in the Bell Tower  "Potts" in the Daniels Crossing Mall& of course "The Cop Shop" in the Cape all have the game package ... All games are posted on the your Calender link... Notre Dame & Iowa fans can get exclusive gamewatch TV coverage at "Ron Dao's" located on MacGregor just north of Gladious.  Ron Dao's also has all NFL games on Sunday. You can also get most Sox & Cub games @ above listed. All Chicago Pro games boardcast on Florida TV will be posted on the site's Calender...  Catch a game, have fun cheering your favorite team.  


 The New Year always brings new hope for Chicago sports fans.. In 2015 the Bulls have a good team that got a chance to win it all if their star Derrick Rose stays healthy.. They'll be in both Orlando & Miami for games.. The Hawks 2012/2013 season was a big hit with the winning of the STANLEY CUP,, 2014 was also a good showing.. They'll have another run @ Mr. Stanley again this year with yet another great team.. They'll be in Miami & Tampa in late February 2015.. The Sox & Cubs last year had terrible seasons & will need major work to get them back into the playoff contention... Check the "CALENDER" for all TV games & times as well as visits to St Pete & Miami for all pro teams..  DA BEARS...had a disappointing 2014 season, but will be back again next fall for another run @ the Super Bowl.. Notre Dame, Illinois & Northwestern should again field good teams & return to Bowl games next year.. Locally, the Blades, Miracle & FGCU all have good teams & always put on a good show.. What ever team you like to follow, we'll keep you posted on the Sports Update once a week.. Check it out!!!!!   


Did your ever wonder how Chicago streets, got their names!!! Well, here are some of the answers!!!

Most of the streets downtown are named after the early Presidents, Washingtion, Adams, Monroe, Jefferson, Jackson, Madison, Van Buren & Harrison. Others President's honored were Lincoln, Kennedy & Eisenhower. Also Teddy Roosevelt....Other Pol's..Anton Cermak (Mayor), William Bissell (1st Ill Gov) & Micheal Diversey (Bridgeport Alderman)....  Streets honor Civil War Generals Phil Sheridan, James Shields, Anthony Wayne, Joe Torrence & John Logan. General Logan also founded "Memorial Day" to honor Civil War dead. Logan Square is named for him.... Six signers of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, John Adams, Charles Carroll, George Walton & Thomas Jefferson honored... Founder of the American Red Cross, Sarah Allport, 1st Surgeon, Dr. Phillip Maxwell (Ft. Dearborn), 1st Drugist, Philo Carpenter, 1st Lawyer John Hume Kedzie, 1st Trans Atlantic Aviator Italo Balbo & 1st Catholic Pastor Fr. Arnold Damen (Holy Family later St. Ignatius) .... Two explorers Pere Marquette & George Clark....Naval Commander O.H. Perry & WWI General John Pershing....Policeman John Bonefield led CPD at Haymarket riots....Archibal Clybourn, 1st Constable..Canal builder William Archer...Meatpacker Gurdon Hubbard... Casimir Pulaski, Revolutionary war hero, honored by Mayor Ed Kelly who replaced Pioneer farmer William Crawford to honor growing city Polish vote.... Cicero Ave named after Roman Orator Marcus Cicero... Irish statesman Thomas Parnell & Irish Sub-Contractors Bates, Butler, Clinton, Hubbs, Wallace, Lyon, Klare, Honore & Lowe....Capt Adrian Anson, 1st manager of the White Sox. At one time Western Ave was the western boundry of Chicago... At another time Central Park was midway to city limits which was Harlem Ave. Western Ave, some say is longest street in USA at 24.5 miles!!!! 

FAMOUS CHICAGO ATHLETES!!!!  Hall of Famers Lou Beudreau, Red Grange, Dick Butkus, George Halas, George Mikan, Knute Rockne, Ray Nitschke, Russ Rose, Kirby Puckett, Isaih Thomas & Johnny Kerr...Boxer Tony Zale.... Footballers Fonzell Adams, Norm Admunsen, Larry Canada, Tim Grunhard, Larry Coultre, Dick & Fred Adams, Tim Foley, Napoleon Harris, Donovan McNabb, Rashard Mendenhall, Joe Skibinski, Henry Wunsch & Chuck Ulrich....Coaches Amos Alonzo Stagg, Ray Meyer, Mike Shanahan, Bill Callahan, Johnny Meyer, Mark Levy & of course the most famous, "Coach K", Mike Krzyzewski....Hockey greats Chris Chelios & Eddie Olczyk...Tennis Champ Laura Granville...Lady Golfer Lee Mida...... Baseball Players Al McCarthy, Curtis Ganderson, Caesar Carrillo, Herman Long, Mark Maulder , Jimmy Clancy & Greg Luzinski .....Plenty of Basketball Players, Derrick Rose, Doc Rivers, Quinton Richardson, Jack Phelan, Shawn Marion, Tim Hardaway, Gene Dyker, Eddy Curry, Will Bynum, Kevin Garnett & Quinn Buckner..... Owners Chuck Cominsky, Phil Wrigley & Jerry Colangelo...... Of course we should not forget Chicago two most famous fans, Billy "Billy Goat" Sianis & Cub Fan favorite Steve Bartman..... 

HOLLYWOOD ACTORS FROM CHICAGO!!!!!  Chas Heston, Johnny Weismuller, Warren Beatty, Gloria Swanson, Richard Widmark, Gilda Radner, David Steinberg, John & Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Peter Boyle, Al Arkin, John Dreyfuss, John Candy, Barbara Harris, Valerie Harper, Shelly Berman, Bill Murray, Paul Sand, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Gary Sinise, John Malkovitch, David Schimmer, Darryl Hannah, Quincy Jones, Walt Disney, Robins Williams, Gene Krupa, Bob Fosse, Bob Newhart, Donald O'Connor, Mel Van Peeples, Dorothy Malone, Kim Novak, Joan Rivers & Jack Benny...Also from Chicago, Dennis Franz, William Peterson, Joe Mantegna, Robert Young, Raquel Walsh, Billy Zane, Flo Ziegfeld, George Wendt, Pat Sajak, John C Reilly, Robt Reed, Harold Ramis,Kathy Griffin, Jenny McCarthy, Cindy Crawford, Ralph Bellamy, Marylu Henner, Tom Berringer, Bernie Mack, Tom Bosley, Tom Dressen & Lawrence "Mr. T" Tureaud. Lets not forget these Chicago Policemen who appeared in many major films & TV shows, Dennis Farina, Steve Wilkos, Lenny Bajenski, Bobby Rice, Joe Doyle, Jack Hurley & fan favorite Sgt Joe Konsala!!!!!!!

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