May 19, 2024 - History

Quiz: Chicago nicknames and name changes

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The esteemed Museum of Science and Industry is now called the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry, thanks to a huge donation from investor and former Chicagoan Ken Griffin.

Yes, but: That doesn't mean Chicagoans have to call it that.

  • Based on recent history, we won't.

Today's Kaufmann Quiz is designed to test your street knowledge of name changes, nicknames, colloquialisms and good ol' Chicago slang.

  • And yes, we still call it Sears.

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