The last Republican to serve as mayor of Chicago, Illinois was William Hale Thompson whose last year in office was 1931. He has been ranked among the worst mayors in history, especially when it came to ethics. He served two separate terms as mayor and returned to office with the help of the legendary gangsterContinue reading “Fun Fact: Last Republican Mayor of Chicago”
While President Obama has won two successful presidential elections, one senate race, and three elections in the Illinois state senate; he has lost one election. He lost a primary battle against Congressman Bobby Rush in 2000. Rush has held the same seat since 1993, and in 2000 he went on to win the general electionContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Only Election Obama Lost”
When the Harlem Globetrotters became a team in 1926, they were originally based in Chicago. They moved the team in 1928 to New York.
The State of Illinois is named after the Native America tribe of the same name that was local to the region. In the now-extinct Miami-Illinois language, it’s name is believed to mean “man” or “men”.
There is a bicycle race between Illinois and Ohio that rewards cyclists for eating donuts during pit stops with reduced times. The race is known as the Tour de Donut.