Chicagoland?

  1. What exactly is "Chicagoland"? Is it just a little nickname for Chicago or does it define a certain area in Chicago? I'm moving to Chicago next year and I have seen this term while apartment hunting, as well as on this site. TIA!


    -Lisa
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    Read this Wikipedia section on Chicagoland.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicagoland
  4. by   mzjones6
    It refers to the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The chicago metro area basically. I went to college there, loved it and am moving back next year when I'm done with NS.
  5. by   rn undisclosed name
    As an outsider in I guess the word Chicagoland sounds a bit umm wierd. I know in other areas they don't call it New York Land and LA land. Someone pointed this out to me before and I didn't realize how odd it sounded til it was said to me like that.

    But I always think of Chicagoland to mean the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
  6. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from Cali
    What exactly is "Chicagoland"? Is it just a little nickname for Chicago or does it define a certain area in Chicago? I'm moving to Chicago next year and I have seen this term while apartment hunting, as well as on this site. TIA!


    -Lisa

    Generally,
    It's the greater metropolitan area. City, surrounding suburbs, multiple counties. Includes 8 counties.

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