The city of Chicago was incoporated 174 years ago today. According to the Huffington Post, Chicago has mastered these 6 things since then:
Food (hot dogs, pizza)
Loyalty (sports, political figures)
Skyline (designed to be the best)
Being Secretly Awesome (Newsweek: Chicago is America's Hottest City)
Political Intrigue (Obama, Daley, Rahm)
Digging Out (snow, recession, corruption)
Also, Chicagoist posted this list of items it would give to Chicago, were money no object.
I celebrated by making myself breakfast, reading a book I got from the library featuring short stories and essays by Chicagoans, and heading off to work for the night. Maybe tomorrow I'll make a cake.