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A symbol of Chicago, the Wrigley Building & its distinctive towers are an architectural favorite among Chicago's residents & visitors. William Wrigley Jr., who wanted an impressive headquarters for his successful chewing gum company, was the first to build an office tower on the north side of the Chicago River. With completion of the Wrigley Building at a cost of $3,795,974 in 1924, he pioneered development of North Michigan Avenue, which has become Chicago's "Magnificent Mile".

A symbol of Chicago, the Wrigley Building & its distinctive towers are an architectural favorite among Chicago's residents & visitors. William Wrigley Jr., who wanted an impressive headquarters for his successful chewing gum company, was the first to build an office tower on the north side of the Chicago River. With completion of the Wrigley Building at a cost of $3,795,974 in 1924, he pioneered development of North Michigan Avenue, which has become Chicago's "Magnificent Mile".

The first McDonald's Restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois by McDonald's Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, on April 15, 1955.

The first McDonald's Restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois by McDonald's Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, on April 15, 1955.

Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb Monument in  Springfield, Illinois.  The second-most visited cemetery in the country (behind Arlington National).

Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb Monument in Springfield, Illinois. The second-most visited cemetery in the country (behind Arlington National).

Illinois Weird: Lincoln's Lucky Nose  Springfield, Illinois

Illinois Weird: Lincoln's Lucky Nose Springfield, Illinois

Las 49 bibliotecas más fascinantes de todo el mundo

Las 49 bibliotecas más fascinantes de todo el mundo

49 Breathtaking Libraries From All Over The World ~ Joe Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago — Chicago, Ill.

Navy Pier, Chicago. Been once but MUST go again. Didn't get to do anything there last time due to a particularly loserish ex.

Navy Pier, Chicago. Been once but MUST go again. Didn't get to do anything there last time due to a particularly loserish ex.

10 Secrets of Chicago's Field Museum including a secret proposal ring!

The Field Museum's 10 Hidden Gems

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