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This is the page for the Chicago Collaboration of the Week. Every week, a Chicago related article that is in great need of improvement will be chosen by the community to be the focus of the combined improvement efforts of the editors of WikiProject Chicago and others who are interested in improving the coverage of the Chicago area on Wikipedia. Please nominate any articles that you feel are in need of drastic improvement. A list of potential candidates can be found in the open tasks section of the WikiProject Chicago Project Page. Please add any comments regarding the logistics and operation of this project on the Talk Page.

Objective[edit]

The objective of this page is to convert pages that are underdeveloped relative to the amount of public information available (with particular attention to redlinked and stub articles) into presentable pages that can not be significantly improved (on a content basis) with a reasonable amount of effort. It is unlikely that in one week any article will rise to the standards of a featured article. However, it should not be uncommon for an article to rise to the standard of good article after getting the attention of our membership.

Related Pages[edit]

The following pages are related to this project:

  1. Improvement History
  2. CHICOTW To do list
  3. Current Collaboration
  4. Good Articles
  5. Pictures needed
  6. Rules and objectives

Notice[edit]

I believe these are the most needed images for our articles:

  1. Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea - branded coffee.
  2. Burnham Park (Chicago) - Italo Balbo Monument.
  3. Chicago beaches - Lots of beach pictures
  4. AT&T Corporate Center - Lobby photos (see what we are missing)
  5. Douglas Park (Chicago) - Flower Hall
  6. Chicago Blues Festival - any
  7. Arts Club of Chicago - staircase
  8. William W. Powers State Recreation Area - any
  9. Patrick Nash - any
  10. Jon Burge - any
  11. Toni Preckwinkle - any
  12. Vi Daley - any
  13. Peter Bynoe - any
  14. Jerrold Wexler - any
  15. Jesse Saunders - any

Help us out and you may receive notices like these:

DYKs[edit]

Updated DYK query On November 12, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jerrold Wexler, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On November 5, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Peter Bynoe, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  • ...that businessman Peter Bynoe oversaw the development of New Comiskey Park, keeping the Chicago White Sox from leaving the city? 12:33, 5 November 2007 - 19:42, 5 November 2007 (edited to which was instrumental in keeping at 13:41, 5 November 2007)

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Updated DYK query On October 21, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Vi Daley, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On October 15, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Toni Preckwinkle, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On October 9, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jon Burge, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On October 1, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article My Kind of Town, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On September 24, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On September 17, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Rush Street (Chicago), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On September 10, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Rainbow/PUSH, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On September 4, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Patrick Nash, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On August 27, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chicago Race Riot of 1919, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On August 20, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lincoln Towing Service, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On August 14, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article South side (Chicago), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 31 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chicago Marathon, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  • ...that all four deaths in the thirty annual Chicago Marathons have occurred in the last ten years? 23:25, 30 July 2007-11:33, 31 July 2007
Updated DYK query On July 23, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  • ...that after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the population of the neighboring Hyde Park Township exceeded that of the devastated city of Chicago? 06:12, 23 July 2007-13:20, 23 July 2007 ("city of" removed at 6:21)
Updated DYK query On July 17, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article William W. Powers State Recreation Area, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 9 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On July 3, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Arts Club of Chicago, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 25 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Art Institute of Chicago Building, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 18 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Crown Fountain, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  • ...that Chicago's Crown Fountain (pictured) displays LED images of faces, which typically create the illusion of puckered lips spouting water? 15:36, 18 June 2007–00:12, 19 June 2007
Updated DYK query On 10 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Harold Washington Cultural Center, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 5 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Historic Michigan Boulevard District, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 15 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chicago Landmark, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query On 9 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article AT&T Corporate Center, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
  • ...the AT&T Corporate Center is the tallest building built in Chicago in the last quarter of the 20th century? 23:49, 9 April 2007–05:56, 10 April 2007


Updated DYK query On 19 March, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Burnham Park (Chicago), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query On 5 March, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chicago Theater, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query On February 28, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Chicago Board of Trade Building, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
  • ...that 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, the address of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, has been the address of two different buildings that at one point was the tallest building in Chicago? 21:48, 28 February 2007–05:06, 1 March 2007 (modified at 05:02)

Good articles[edit]

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Featured content[edit]

Nominations[edit]

For further detail please see Rules and Objectives. Before this separate page (with its own history) was created on August 31, 2007 this page kept its archives here.

Here you may place any article that is currently tagged as a {{Chicago-stub}} or that is a stub and has the {{ChicagoWikiProject}} tag on its talk page. Recall the meaning of a stub is an article where "an editor who knows little or nothing about the topic could improve its content after a superficial Web search or a few minutes in a reference library". You may also place any article that has been assessed as Class B or lower or clearly should be. However, preference is given to stubs (Ties will go to the shorter article). Redlinks are eligible and favored over stubs. In a good week we will choose a nominee that is WP:DYK eligible, find an interesting point and make enough improvement to meet the DYK criteria. Also sign your nomination using ~~~~ so that we can keep track of who nominated each nominee and when they nominated each nominee.

November 21[edit]

See talk page

Votes[edit]

Templates[edit]

These are the templates that have been created for the Chicago COTW.

{{CHICOTW}}-Used to advertise the COTW on WikiProject Chicago and other Chicago/Illinois etc. related discussion boards and pages.

{{CUR-CHICOTW}}-Used on the current Chicago COTW discussion page.

{{FOR-CHICOTW}}-Used on the talk pages of former Chicago COTW articles.

{{CHICOTW voter}}-Used to notify voters of the outcome on their talk pages.

{{CHICOTW bot editor}}-Used to thank contributing bot owners and notify them of new CHICOTW.

{{CHICOTW editor}}-Used to notify non-voting editors of the outcome on their talk pages.

{{CHICOTW past editor}}-Used to notify editors who have in the past edited the current CHICOTW selection on their talk pages.

{{CHICOTW past assessment}}-Used to request reconsideration of assessment based on CHICOTW work.

{{CHICOTW GA}}-Used to notify contributing editors of GA success.

{{User Good Articles}}-Used to commend significant contributions to GA success.

{{CHICOTW GAonhold}}-Used to notify contributing editors of GA on hold status.

{{CHICOTW past editor GAonhold}}-Used to notify editors who have in the past edited a recent CHICOTW selection of GA on hold status on their talk pages.