List of nicknames for Chicago

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This article lists nicknames for the city of Chicago, Illinois.

The Chi

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  1. ^ "The city had been built, inexplicably, in the middle of a mud flat, which necessitated raising portions of the downtown area on stilts above the sloshy earth, giving Chicago the first of many nicknames: Mud City.", Paddy whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster, Thomas J. English, HarperCollins, 2005, ISBN 0-06-059002-5, pp.73-74,
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