The "Windy City" received its nickname not only because of the strong winds of Lake Michigan and the wind tunnels created by the buildings, but because of the windbag politicians.

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The etymology of the the nickname "Windy City" can't seem to be agreed upon. But in the same regard, two things about Chicago are rarely disputed: the city isn't all that windy compared to many others, and the politicians aren't exactly straight as arrows.