How Chicago was Created

Tomorrow begins our study of Illinois and Chicago history. We’ll launch our Illinois Project (more on that later), and have a brief lecture on Chicago’s early history.

We’ll also begin to examine a question: is Chicago really the capital of Illinois? It’s a play off the recent NATO story (non-story, really) in which they reference Chicago as the capital. While a goofy story, it does provide an the basis of an important conversation regarding Illinois and Chicago history.