Happy Chicago Day!

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Crowds of people at the opening day of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.
Crowds of people at the opening day of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.

Every year, residents of Chicagoland celebrate “Chicago Day,” the one day a year that matches the city’s area code (312). One of the greatest parts of Chicago is the diversity of the city today and how diverse it has been since its founding. So, to celebrate, we present stories from that diverse community:

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