Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is the 3rd largest city in the U.S.

Chicago, Illinois is the 3rd largest city, measured by population, in the U.S. Last census estimate was 2,716,450 with more than 10 million in the metro area a.k.a. Chicagoland.

Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and is considered a highly respected architectural city.

Chicago was settled in 1780, and incorporated on March 4, 1837.  The type of government is Mayor-council, body is Chicago City Council.

Current Mayor of Chicago: Rahm Emanuel (D)
City Clerk: Anna Valencia (D)
City Treasurer: Kurt Summers Jr. (D)