The 1780s saw the arrival of the first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, who is believed to be of African and European (French) descent. The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4, 1837 and went on to become the fastest growing city in the world for several decades.
Population 9,750,000 (UA)
Chicago is listed as an alpha+ global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2012 Global Cities Index. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with O'Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements.
In 2008, Chicago hosted 45.6 million international and domestic visitors. Chicago's notability has found expression in numerous forms of popular culture, including novels, plays, films, songs, various types of journals and the news media.
Pray for more staff who have God’s heart and dreams for the city.
Pray for revival and unification of the church.
Pray for partnerships among churches and ministries.
Pray for people to come to faith in Jesus Christ.