Chicago, Illinois

1. Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois with a population of 3,000,000.
2. The city has four distinct seasons.
3. Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes.

Chicago, IL

Top Ten Greenest Economic Cities

The rankings explain the presence of a green economy among United States cities. These indicators gauge, for instance, which cities’ public transit, renewable energy, local food, and development approaches are more likely to either limit or intensify the negative economic and environmental impacts of fossil fuel dependence.
The rankings are based on the presence of a city or public-private incubator for clean technology industries, including renewable energy, advanced transportation, advanced water treatment, alternative fuels, green building, and energy efficiency.