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Founded in 1833

Population: 2,853,114

Below the poverty line: 19.6 percent of residents

Murders in 2008: 510

Year the city burned down: 1871

Year its first black mayor was elected: 1983

Lowest temperature ever recorded: −27 degrees on January 20, 1985.

Year its first skyscraper was erected: 1885

Length of Navy Pier: 3,000 feet

Years since the Cubs won a World Series: 102

Longest home run at Wrigley Field: 555 feet

When the phrase "Chicago-style politics" increased more than one-hundred fold on conservative blogs: 2008 - 2009

Percentage of Pacific Islanders in the population: .1

Peak population: 1950

Peak murder rate: 1992

How many aldermen does it take to run the City Council? 50

Number of public schools: 666

Times it has hosted the Olympics: 0

Net worth of Oprah Winfrey: $2.7 billion

This American Life episodes aired so far: 407

Number of runs scored by the Chicago Urban Tribe kickball team in their last game of the season: 29