Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, and with more than 2.8 million people, the largest city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Located on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan and next to Indiana, Chicago is the third-most densely populated major city in the U.S.<googlemap style="margin:25px;float:right" lat="41.866834" lon="-87.608642" zoom="9" controls="large" type="normal" >http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=106289879662622008711.0004532b663e6c98f9d09&output=kml </googlemap>
Chicago was founded in 1833, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed.
Chicago has been a hub of Magic. Magicians from or have been in the area include: Ed Marlo, Eugene Burger, Okito, Joe Berg, Sam Berland, Alton Sharpe, Harry Blackstone Sr., Harlan Tarbell, Winston Freer, John Mulholland, Eugene Laurant, M. S. Mahendra, Johnny Platt, Jay Marshall, William Hilliar, August Roterberg, De Yip Loo, Johnny Paul, Celeste Evans, Bill Malone, Alton Sharpe, Grover George, Matt Schulien, Lee LeRoi, Tony Platt, Marshall Brodien, Heba Haba Al, Jack Gwynne, Senator Clarke Crandall
Magic Collectors' Weekend is usually held every year near Chicago.
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