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History of Chicago

Established in the early 1800s, Chicago has seen both good times and bad. Burnt to the ground in 1871, it rose to become a boomtown in the 1900s, its population swelled by waves of immigrants, first from Ireland and Eastern Europe and later, from the Deep South. By 1894, poor working conditions and limited wages had spawned the trade union movement, resulting in the black and white workers united Pullman strike. In the 1920s, Chicago was overtaken by the Mob, run by legendary mobsters such as Al Capone and John Dillinger who made tremendous profits during prohibition. Today's Chicago has few traces of the mobster era and is a major financial and trading center -- on third of the world's industrial and agricultural products are handled from Chicago.

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