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WikiProject Chicago was started on July 5, 2005, to coordinate work on the article Chicago. Some Wikipedians have adopted this as a project to coordinate work on articles related to the Chicago metropolitan area and the city of Chicago in the U.S. state of Illinois. This broader set of articles is now the project's main focus.

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The Chicago WikiProject concerns the coordination, creation, development and organization of efforts on articles related to Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area, especially Cook County, Illinois.

To view a comprehensive list of counties that are within the scope of the Chicago Project see the counties section of the Chicago metropolitan area navbox.

  1. Get this project organized and focused
  2. Build all Top-importance Chicago articles to Good Article status, at a minimum


Manager/Director: TonyTheTiger

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WikiProject Chicago is approximately the 100th most active project and participates in the popular pages project. Below is some of the project's best work.


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Featured articles: Wikipedia-logo.png 1880 Republican National ConventionWikipedia-logo.png Alpha Kappa AlphaWikipedia-logo.png Ann BannonWikipedia-logo.png Antonin ScaliaArthur W. RadfordWikipedia-logo.png Avery BrundageWikipedia-logo.png Wikipedia-logo.png Barack ObamaWikipedia-logo.png BP Pedestrian BridgeWikipedia-logo.png Chicago Board of Trade BuildingWikipedia-logo.png Cloud GateCM PunkColumbian half dollarWikipedia-logo.png "Cross of Gold" speechWikipedia-logo.png Crown FountainWikipedia-logo.png David A. JohnstonWikipedia-logo.png Disco Demolition NightDominik HašekWikipedia-logo.png E. Urner GoodmanWikipedia-logo.png Edward TellerWikipedia-logo.png Elgin, Illinois, Centennial half dollarWikipedia-logo.png Emma GoldmanEnrico FermiWikipedia-logo.png Ernest HemingwayWikipedia-logo.png Exelon PavilionsWikipedia-logo.png Fountain of TimeWikipedia-logo.png Georg SoltiWikipedia-logo.png Guy BradleyWikipedia-logo.png Harold InnisWikipedia-logo.png Harris Theater (Chicago, Illinois)Howie MorenzWikipedia-logo.png Illinois (album)Wikipedia-logo.png Interstate 355Wikipedia-logo.png James T. Aubrey, Jr.Wikipedia-logo.png Jay Pritzker PavilionWikipedia-logo.png Jim ThorpeWikipedia-logo.png Joseph W. TkachWikipedia-logo.png Juwan HowardWikipedia-logo.pngKenesaw Mountain LandisWikipedia-logo.png Lee SmithWikipedia-logo.png Madman MuntzWikipedia-logo.png Manhattan ProjectWikipedia-logo.png McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice RinkMcDonald's Cycle CenterWikipedia-logo.png Michael JordanWikipedia-logo.png Midtown MadnessMike CapelWikipedia-logo.png Millennium ParkWikipedia-logo.png Moe BergWikipedia-logo.png Monadnock BuildingWikipedia-logo.png Nancy ReaganWikipedia-logo.png Oliver Typewriter CompanyWikipedia-logo.png Orval GroveWikipedia-logo.png Otto GrahamWikipedia-logo.png Perfect DarkWikipedia-logo.png Pioneer ZephyrWikipedia-logo.png Prairie AvenueWikipedia-logo.png Richard CordrayWikipedia-logo.png Rogers HornsbyWikipedia-logo.png Ronald ReaganWikipedia-logo.png Shimer CollegeWikipedia-logo.png SS Christopher ColumbusWikipedia-logo.png The Avery Coonley SchoolWikipedia-logo.png The Smashing PumpkinsWikipedia-logo.png Theoren FleuryWikipedia-logo.png Thurman TuckerWikipedia-logo.png Tiny ThompsonWikipedia-logo.png Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago)Wikipedia-logo.png Wesley ClarkWikipedia-logo.png WilcoWikipedia-logo.png William D. BoyceWikipedia-logo.png William S. Sadler

Featured lists: 1966 NBA Expansion DraftDan Savage bibliographyKanye West discographyList of Alpha Kappa Alpha sistersList of Benet Academy alumniList of Chicago Bears head coachesList of Chicago Bears seasonsList of Chicago Blackhawks head coachesList of Chicago Blackhawks playersList of Chicago Bulls head coachesList of Chicago Bulls seasonsList of Chicago Cubs first-round draft picksList of Chicago Cubs managersList of Chicago Cubs Opening Day starting pitchersList of Chicago LandmarksList of Chicago White Sox first-round draft picksList of Chicago White Sox Opening Day starting pitchersList of winners of the Chicago MarathonList of Kanye West awardsList of tallest buildings in ChicagoDisturbed discographyList of Washington Wizards head coachesSmoking Popes discography

Featured pictures
Wikipedia-logo.png Chicago Skyline (2006-10-09) 
Commons-logo-31px.pngWikipedia-logo.png Political cartoon from the 1880 Republican National Convention in Chicago 
Wikipedia-logo.pngJohnny Evers, 1910 
Wikipedia-logo.png Chicago Skyline at sunrise (2009-04-18) 
Wikipedia-logo.pngLoop at night 
Wikipedia-logo.png A 2600 series car on a Red Line train (temporarily rerouted through the Loop) at Randolph/Wabash 
Wikipedia-logo.pngCTA Loop control tower and junction. 
Wikipedia-logo.png Tuskegee Airman Edward M. Thomas of Chicago 
Commons-logo-31px.pngEast Monroe St. 

Featured portals: Portal:ChicagoPortal:Illinois

Featured topics: Millennium Park

Newest article ( {{ChicagoWikiProject}} promotion / demotion date ) WP promotion / demotion date: Dan Savage bibliography (2014-03-07) 2014-03-07, Elgin, Illinois, Centennial half dollar (2013-11-22) 2013-11-22

Newest picture ( {{ChicagoWikiProject}} promotion / demotion date ) WP promotion / demotion date: East Monroe St (2014-02-11) 2014-02-11, Barack Obama with McKayla Maroney (2014-02-09) 2014-02-09, Grant Park (2014-02-08) 2014-02-08, Stefan Heym (1982) (2014-02-08) 2014-02-08, Muhammad Ali (2013-11-05) 2013-10-23

-Wikipedia-logo.png Recent and upcoming Today's Featured Article: Disco Demolition Night (2014-04-01), Joseph W. Tkach (2014-03-16), Elgin, Illinois, Centennial half dollar (2014-01-25)

Wikipedia-logo.png Recent and upcoming Picture of the Day: 1864 Democratic presidential ticket (11-13-13)

Formerly featured:

WP:FFA: Wikipedia-logo.png Encyclopædia Britannica, Wikipedia-logo.png Chicago Bears, Wikipedia-logo.png Blues, Wikipedia-logo.png Ernest Hemingway, Wikipedia-logo.png Carl Sagan, Wikipedia-logo.png South Side, Chicago
WP:FFL: Wilco discography
WP:FFT: Millennium Park, Wilco albums
WP:FFP: Wikipedia-logo.png Chicago Skyline at Sunset, Wikipedia-logo.png Barack Obama 2006


Good Articles

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108 North State Street1998 National League Wild Card tie-breaker game2003 Chicago balcony collapse2008 American League Central tie-breaker game350 West Mart CenterAbram Lincoln HarrisAdam DeBusAl WistertAlex Seropian"All the Way" (Eddie Vedder song)American Airlines Flight 191Anthony Davis (basketball)Anthony ParkerAra ParseghianArgo TeaArnold RossArthur SchultzArts Club of ChicagoAT&T PlazaBarbara GittingsBatman BeginsBenet AcademyBert OlmsteadBill HaywoodBill LangeBill MosienkoBill SteinBilly DeBeckBilly PierceBilly SundayBlackstone HotelBlackstone LibraryBob ChappuisBob Ferguson (infielder)Bob LemonBobby LoweBobby OrrBoeing GalleriesBorman ExpresswayBrandon MinorBrian UrlacherBrownie MaryBruno RossiBud Billiken Parade and PicnicBurnham ParkCarli LloydCato JuneCharles D. Baker, Jr.Charles ThomCharlie Gardiner (ice hockey)Chase PromenadeChasing VermeerChevelleChicago bid for the 2016 Summer OlympicsChicago MarathonChicago Midway International AirportChicago Race Riot of 1919Chicago SpireChicago TheatreChristopher NolanClark ShaughnessyCliff AlexanderCubs Win FlagCumberland (CTA)Curtis GrandersonDakota, Minnesota and Eastern RailroadDan CastellanetaDavid FalkDavid MolkDavid SchwimmerDavis TheaterDeKalb County Courthouse (Illinois)Demetri McCameyDennis RodmanDevin HesterDon KindtDoug BentleyDouglas ParkDuSable Museum of African American HistoryDwyane WadeE'Twaun MooreEdward M. BurkeEliel Saarinen's Tribune Tower designElmer StricklettEmilie AutumnEmmett TillEncyclopedia of ChicagoErnest GrothErnest LawrenceErnie BanksEugene V. DebsErving GoffmanEvan LysacekEvan TurnerExtreme Rules (2012)Fabyan WindmillFebruary 2007 North America Winter StormFerris Bueller's Day OffFountain of the Great LakesFrances Oldham KelseyFrank ChanceFranklin Center (Chicago)Frenchy BordagarayGabby HartnettGarland RiversGary GygaxGeoffrey A. LandisGeorge CresseyGeorge Kelly (baseball)George McGovernGeorge MikanGeorge Nicol (baseball)Gerald Ratner Athletics CenterGery Chico • "Go, Cubs, Go" • Grand Central StationGrant Park Music FestivalGunther E. RothenbergGus MancusoHack WilsonHarold UreyHarold Washington Cultural CenterHaymarket affairHaystacks (Monet)Helen ShillerHeller HouseHillary Rodham ClintonHistoric Michigan Boulevard DistrictHughie LehmanHull HouseHyde Park Township, Cook County, IllinoisIllinois Route 22Illinois State Toll Highway AuthorityIllinois' 1st congressional district election, 2000Irving GottesmanIrving Kane PondJabari ParkerJahlil OkaforJason Jones (programmer)Jason KipnisJay BouwmeesterJean Baptiste Point du SableJeannette PiccardJerry ReinsdorfJesse Jackson, Jr.Jiggs ParrottJim ThomeJim UmbrichtJimmy ChamberlinJimmy LavenderJoe LillardJoe TinkerJoe TiptonJoffrey TowerJohn BarrowmanJohn Benjamin MurphyJohn HummerJohn Marshall Harlan IIJohn P. DaleyJohn ShurnaJohn StosselJohn W. Rogers, Jr.Johnny EversJon BurgeJon CorzineJon LieberJon Scheyer‎Joseph BerriosJoseph StatenJosh SimsJuan UribeJudith KrugKanye WestKenny LoftonKevin GradyKinzie Street railroad bridgeKit MuellerLakeshore EastLarry DobyLee SweattLeona WoodsLincolnshire, IllinoisLoose FurLou SabanLouis J. SebilleLuis Walter AlvarezLu GambinoLupe FiascoLurie GardenLynton K. CaldwellMagnificent MileMan Enters the CosmosMan of Steel (film)Maria KanellisMarion L. BrittainMarquette BuildingMarshall Field and Company BuildingMatt StriebelMatthew WestMaurice DouglassMax BentleyMeet the ParentsMegan RapinoeMerle Reskin TheatreMichael Barrett (baseball)Michael Jordan statueMichelle ObamaMichigan Avenue BridgeMid-October 2007 tornado outbreakMike Garcia (baseball, born 1923)Mike Jackson (right-handed pitcher)Milton FriedmanMirth & GirthMitch HendersonMoney in the Bank (2011)Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago • "My Kind of Town" • Myrtle BachelderNear South SideNed WilliamsonNinian EdwardsNo Mercy (2007)Norman FinkelsteinNorth Coast HiawathaNorthern Illinois University shootingO'Brien SchofieldOrator ShaferOtto Frederick HunzikerPark GrillPatti SmithPaul BakoPaul ButterfieldPaul CornellPavilion projectsPeople v. AguilarPercy Lavon JulianPete MuldoonPeter BynoePetrillo Music ShellPhil NevinPhil OchsPhilip HumberPhilip Humber's perfect gamePill Hill (play) • "Pilot (The Playboy Club)" • Ping Tom Memorial ParkPrison BreakPui Tak CenterPulaski (CTA Orange Line)Quincy Miller Radioland MurdersRahm EmanuelRainbow/PUSHRashid JohnsonRed RuffingRemy HamiltonRené BourqueRex GrossmanRichard M. DaleyRickey HendersonRise AgainstRoad to PerditionRoanoke BuildingRob PelinkaRobert Dover (equestrian)Robert F. ChristyRock N Roll McDonald'sRoger BresnahanRoger CrozierRoger PeckinpaughRookery BuildingRoy ConacherRush Street (Chicago)Rusty KuntzRyan MollettSam FuldSandi JacksonSandra CisnerosSauganash HotelSchulze Baking Company PlantSchwa (restaurant)Sean Bennett‎Second Generation (advertisement)Sherron CollinsSid LuckmanSilver Springs State Fish and Wildlife AreaSixteen (Chicago restaurant)‎Spirit Fruit SocietyStephen ColbertSteve DahlStreetervilleSummerSlam (1994)Super Bowl XLIThe Blues BrothersThe Cool KidsThe Dark Knight (film)The Great ZiegfeldThe LitigatorsThe ReputationTheodore KaczynskiThurman TuckerTim BreslinTimothy BlackstoneTina Fey‎Tintin in AmericaTom WeisnerToni PreckwinkleTorpedo...Los!Transformers: Dark of the MoonTucker: The Man and His DreamUp! Live in ChicagoUnion Stock YardsUniversity of ChicagoVenric MarkVic AldridgeWadsworth JarrellWalter PaytonWanted (2008 film)Washington Park (Chicago park)Washington Park Court DistrictWashington Park SubdivisionWashington Park, Chicago (neighborhood)Washington Park Race TrackWashington Square ParkWhen Harry Met Sally...Whitey WistertWilliam P. HallidayWilliam W. Powers State Recreation AreaWinsor McCayWolf Point, ChicagoWrigley SquareZach Bogosian

Newest article: Myrtle Bachelder (2014-04-17) 2014-04-17, Megan Rapinoe (2014-03-07) 2014-03-07, Robert F. Christy (2014-02-27) 2014-02-27, Carli Lloyd (2014-02-22) 2014-02-22, Rusty Kuntz (2014-02-22) 2014-02-21, Red Ruffing (2014-02-07) 2014-02-07, Christopher Nolan (2014-02-01) 2014-02-01, Money in the Bank (2011) (2014-01-23) 2014-01-23


2014: Mike Kafka (2014-01-13)
2012: Kirk Hinrich (2012-04-18)
2011: Indian Creek massacre‎ (2011-04-01), Illinois Tollway oasis (2011-12-24)
2010: Lane Technical College Prep High School (2010-11-22), Dick Tracy (removed from Category:Films set in Chicago, Illinois) (2010-10-19), Illinois' 3rd congressional district (2010-02-26), Jeff Tweedy (2010-02-22), Jeannette Piccard (relisted 2010-01-14), Stephen Colbert (relisted 2010-11-13),
2009: Fall Out Boy, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Wigwam (Chicago), Indiana Territory (delisted from WP:CHICAGO only as out of scope), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (relisted), Andrés Nocioni
2008: Ernest Hemingway (relisted)
2007: Chicago, Gustavus Franklin Swift, Gordon Griffith, Union Pacific Railroad

Good Topics: Timothy Blackstone, Washington Park, Chicago (neighborhood)

Note that an article may not show the promotion in the project template the same day that the article was promoted. Among the reason for a difference are:

  1. The article was promoted before it was part of the project. Then at a later date a {{ChicagoWikiProject}} template was added and updated.
  2. The article was promoted, but waited a few days for a bot to update all the article's talk page templates.
  3. The article was promoted, but the manual process was not completed properly.
  4. The article was not properly promoted via the review process and templates were updated later by someone thinking the article had been properly promoted.

Valued pictures
Official portrait of Barack Obama 
Gary Sinise performing with Lt. Dan Band in 2008 
Machinery Hall on IIT's Academic Campus 
Main Building on IIT's Academic Campus 
City of Chicago Red light camera 
Benet Academy - St. Joseph Hall 
Thompson's 1830 plat (The original map of Chicago) 
World's Columbian Exposition Court of Honor and Grand Basin 

Those looking for articles to nominate as good and featured articles may want to look at Chicago articles by size.

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WikiProject Chicago currently has several severe backlogs related to assessment of article quality and importance.

-6.8% complete

Backlog: Unassessed Chicago articles
Goal: 100 articles
Current: 2,332 articles
Initial: 2,190 articles

0.2% complete

Backlog: Unknown-importance Chicago articles
Goal: 100 articles
Current: 15,323 articles
Initial: 15,354 articles


Reviews and discussions


See current discussion details at: WikiProject Chicago/Review. Although no discussion is ongoing, it is worth noting the project's unclear notability articles.

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