Chicago isn't the windy city because of the weather! The nickname actually came because of the hot air politicians used to blow, which hasn't changed :)
ETA: Quote fail.
I just read this in Devil in the White City....interesting fact :)
Chicagoland here as well....it says Oak Lawn but I just moved to New Lenox which is far far Southwest. Despite my living way out here, I still drive downtown to Northwestern for my RE. I lurv her :)