Abbreviation for Chicago, Illinois


Chicago is located in the state of Illinois by Lake Michigan and the city is perhaps the most typical American city we know of. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States, and if you want to see the skyscrapers, Chicago is the city to visit!

Autumn and winter can be cool in Chicago, but in the summer, the city really comes alive with multiple festivals every weekend, and the walks along Lake Michigan are buzzing with joggers, cyclists and skaters.

Chicago is often overlooked by European tourists, who choose New York City as a major city destination, but the city tends to surprise its visitors most pleasantly.

Both families with children, young people and old couples will find plenty of attractions to enjoy in Chicago, and the very few trips disappointed by the city.

Chicago and Acronyms

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: C
  • Country: United States

Facts about Chicago

Chicago is Illinois’ largest and the third largest city in the United States. Chicago has a large and beautiful lake (Lake Michigan) which is one of the five great lakes in the United States.


About. 2.8 million inhabitants.

Official languages


Control Form



No official religion, but 78% is a form of Christian.

Time Difference

The US east coast is six hours behind the Norwegian winter time, in summer time seven hours.


US Dollar (USD). Credit cards like Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Diners are very common, and ATMs can be found almost everywhere.


Most people who work in service in the United States have salaries based on tips. It is common to give 15-20% at the restaurant, in taxis, hairdressers, etc. Some eateries may have service stated on the bill.


The Norwegian Embassy in the United States is located in Washington, but in Chicago it must be a Consulate General at 900 Lively Blvd (Elk Grove), tel. +1 847 364-737


163 E Pearson Avenue, and 77 E Randolph Street.






110 / 120V. Both two- and three-point connectors are common, so bring an adapter with you if you want to bring along electrical items.

Holidays and Holidays

Most US holidays such as Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and even Martin Luther King Day are moving. The exception is Independence Day, July 4th.


There are special entry rules that apply to the United States.


No vaccines are required.


Can be easily drunk from the tap.

Nearest major cities

Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis.


Little crime of violence against tourists, although some neighborhoods are more charged than others. NB Steer away from Austin, Washington Park, Fuller Park and East Garland Park in the evenings. Police are clearly visible in the street scene, and frequent and thorough security checks on tourist attractions and airports will, for many Norwegians, manifest themselves on the verge of paranoia. But for good reason.

C: Chicago

List of Chicago Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Chicago is C which stands for Chicago. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Chicago, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

Abbreviation Meanings
ARCGC American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
AOC-2 Archdiocese of Chicago
AOC Archdiocese of Chicago
ARCH ARgonne CHicago
AEC Art Ensemble of Chicago
AIC Art Institute of Chicago
ACTS Association of Chicago Theological Schools
BOCT Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railway Company
BNC Bear Naked Chicago
BRC Belt Railway Company of Chicago
BSC British School of Chicago
BIC Broadway in Chicago
BOMAC Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago
BNC Business Network Chicago
CCRCC Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the City of Chicago
C Chicago
CCG Chicago
CAWC Chicago Abused Women’s Coalition
CAOS Chicago Academy of Sciences
CAN Chicago Access Network
CAWS Chicago Air & Water Show
CAPCA Chicago Air Pollution Control Agency
CASA Chicago Air Shower Array
CHA Chicago American League
CATC Chicago Analytic Trading Company
CGE Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company
CNW Chicago and North Western
CNDA Chicago and Northern District Association of Club Women
CAHF Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation
CAF Chicago Architecture Foundation
CAARA Chicago Area Adventure Racing Association
CAAEL Chicago Area Alternative Education League
CACTCS Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium
CACHE Chicago Area Computer Hobbyists’ Exchange
CACH Chicago Area Consolidated Hub
CACH Chicago Area Consolidation Hub
CAIRS Chicago Area Interpreter Referral Service
CAKE Chicago Area Kodaly Educators
CAM Chicago Area Mennonites
CAMTA Chicago Area Music Teachers Association
CAOC Chicago Area Orienteering Club
CAPTA Chicago Area Pet Trainers Association
CAPACITY Chicago Area Project
CAP Chicago Area Project
CARMA Chicago Area Radio Monitoring Association
CARHA Chicago Area Refuse Haulers Association
CARA Chicago Area Runners Association
CATOE Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts
CAT Chicago Area Theatres
CATS Chicago Area Transportation Study
CACA Chicago Art Critics Association
CADA Chicago Art Dealers Association
CAC Chicago Artists’ Coalition
CAPE Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
CAMP Chicago Association for Microcomputer Professionals
CAPA Chicago Association for the Performing Arts
CALL Chicago Association of Law Libraries
CAPEX Chicago Association of Private Equity Executives
CARC Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens
CAD Chicago Assyrian Dictionary
CATA Chicago Automobile Trade Association
CBA Chicago Bar Association
CB Chicago Bears
CBFF Chicago Bears Fan Forum
CBSB Chicago Bears Shatter Ball
CBOE Chicago Board of Education
CBEC Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
CBH Chicago Board of Health
CBOT Chicago Board of Trade
CBT Chicago Board of Trade
CBOE Chicago Board Options Exchange
CBC Chicago Book Clinic
CBG Chicago Botanic Garden
CBB Chicago Brass Band
CBI Chicago Bridge and Iron
CBC Chicago Building Congress
CB Chicago Bulls
CBEA Chicago Business Education Association
CCCR Chicago Center for Clinical Research
CCFH Chicago Center for Family Health
CCGM Chicago Center for Global Ministries
CCGMS Chicago Center for Global Ministries
CCGT Chicago Center for Green Technology
CCPA Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
CCNBNA Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses’ Association
CCBC Chicago Chinese Bridge Club
CCHS Chicago Christian High School
CCAC Chicago Citizenship Assistance Council
CCNS Chicago City News Service
CIVIL Chicago Clearing Corporation
CCC Chicago Clearing Corporation
CCE Chicago Climate Exchange
CCX Chicago Climate Exchange
CCFE Chicago Climate Futures Exchange
CCIA Chicago Coalition for Information Access
CCOM Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
CCP Chicago College of Pharmacy
CCFR Chicago Columbia Fermilab Rochester
CCHR Chicago Commission on Human Relations
CCLF Chicago Community Loan Fund
CCV Chicago Community Ventures
CCS Chicago Computer Society
CIVIL Chicago Conservation Center
CCC Chicago Conservation Center
CCHE Chicago Consortium for Higher Education
CCSR Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research
CCP Chicago Consulting Partners, Ltd.
CCBA Chicago Contract Bridge Association
CCTB Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
CCFR Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
CCGA Chicago Council on Global Affairs
CC Chicago Cubs
CHC Chicago Cubs
CIVIL Chicago Cultural Center
CCC Chicago Cultural Center
CDLB Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
CDN Chicago Daily News
CDS Chicago Dental Society
CDPD Chicago Department of Planning and Development
CDPH Chicago Department of Public Health
CDOA Chicago Department on Aging
CDC Chicago Distribution Center
COMMANDO Chicago District Office
CDO Chicago District Office
CANADA Chicago Dwellings Association
CDA Chicago Dwellings Association
CEEA Chicago Electrical Estimator’s Association
CECC Chicago Energy Conservation Code
CEP Chicago Equity Partners
CEAA Chicago Executive Airport Association
CFM Chicago Federation of Musicians
CFIC Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
CFCA Chicago Film Critics Association
CFPA Chicago Film Producers Alliance
CFD Chicago Fire Department
CFSC Chicago Flexible Shaft Company
CF Chicago Force
CFW Chicago Foundation for Women
CFUDG Chicago FoxPro User Developer Group
CFCL Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co.
CGMC Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
CGY Chicago Gay Youth
CGC Chicago Glider Club
CGSA Chicago Graduate Student Association
CGW Chicago Great Western
CHAP Chicago Health and Aging Project
CHC Chicago Health Connection
CHEF Chicago Health Executives Forum
CHTT Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer
CHA Chicago Helicopter Airways, Inc.
CHAS Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
CHIP Chicago Highway Patrol
CHS Chicago Historical Society
CHD Chicago Hittite Dictionary Project
CHFF Chicago Horror Film Festival
CHA Chicago Housing Authority
CHRP Chicago Human Rhythm Project
CIF Chicago Improv Festival
CICL Chicago Industrial Chess League
CIOP Chicago Industrial/Organizational Psychologists
CIFF Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes
CIFF Chicago International Film Festival
CIROBE Chicago International Remainder and Overstock Book Exposition
CIFF Chicago Irish Film Festival
CJAHS Chicago Japanese American Historical Society
CJA Chicago Jazz Archive
CJN Chicago Jewish News
CJC Chicago Jobs Council
CKACC Chicago Korean American Chamber of Commerce
CLML Chicago Language Modeling Lab
CLIP Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy
CLC Chicago Lebanese Club
CLAIM Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers
CLSC Chicago Lesbian Social Club
CLS Chicago Linguistics Society
CLB Chicago Longboards
CMS Chicago Manual of Style
CMOS Chicago Manual of Style
CMC Chicago Manufacturing Center
CMSS Chicago Marine Safety Station
CMSI Chicago Math and Science Initiative
CMSA Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy
CMA Chicago Media Action
CMIG Chicago Media Initiatives Group
CMS Chicago Medical School
CMSC Chicago Medical Student Council
CMX Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CMAP Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
CMDA Chicago Metropolitan Development Association
CMDA Chicago Metropolitan Distributors Association
CMSC Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council
CMSA Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association
CMTS Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society
CMBS Chicago Midwest Beauty Show
CMG Chicago Motorcycle Guide
CMDC Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center
CNADM Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
CHN Chicago National League
CNSM Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee railroad
CNSCS Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School
CNS Chicago Numismatic Society
CNA Chicago Nurses Association
COLBA Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association
COT Chicago Opera Theater
COUG Chicago Oracle Users Group
COCA Chicago Ovarian Cancer Alliance
CPCA Chicago Paint & Coatings Association
CPSA Chicago Paintball Sports Association
CPRS Chicago Paranormal Research Society
CPSF Chicago Patient Safety Forum
CPT Chicago Pizza Tours
CPD Chicago Police Department
CHPO Chicago Portage National Historic Site
CPAA Chicago Principals and Administrators Association
CPEN Chicago Private Equity Network
CPNA Chicago Professional Networking Association
CPOA Chicago Property Owners Association
CPS Chicago Psychoanalytic Society
CPAG Chicago Public Art Group
CPL Chicago Public Library
CPS Chicago Public Schools
CQA Chicago Quantitative Alliance
CRC Chicago Rabbinical Council
CRL Chicago Rail Link
CR Chicago Rawhide
CRC Chicago Recycling Coalition
CRICKET Chicago Region Interpreters
CREATE Chicago Regional Environmental and Transportation Efficiency
CRN Chicago Rehab Network
CRPL Chicago Ridge Public Library
CRIP Chicago Rock Island Pacific
CRCA Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
CRDC Chicago Roseland Development Corporation
CSQ Chicago Saxophone Quartet
CSOF Chicago School of Fusing
CSRA Chicago School Reform Act
CSI Chicago Sculpture International
CSBA Chicago Society for Bioenergetic Analysis
CSCH Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis
CSA Chicago Software Association
CSN Chicago Software News
CSUG Chicago Solidworks Users’ Group
CSSC Chicago Sport and Social Club
CSU Chicago State University
CHX Chicago Stock Exchange
CSDR Chicago Student Data Reports
CSSF Chicago Student Science Fair
CSBI Chicago Summer Business Institute
CSC Chicago Symphony Chorus
CSO Chicago Symphony Orchestra
CSI Chicago Systemic Initiative
CTT Chicago Tap Theatre
CTU Chicago Teachers Union
CTC Chicago Technology Cooperative
CTP Chicago Technology Park
CTS Chicago Telephone Supply Company
CTIC Chicago Title Insurance Company
CTPA Chicago Tour Professionals Association
CALL-TO-ACTION Chicago Transit Authority
CTA Chicago Transit Authority
CT Chicago Tribune
CUT Chicago Underground Trio
CUS Chicago Union Station
CUST Chicago Union Station Company
CUSTOMER Chicago Union Station Company
CUBIC Chicago Universities Bioengineering Industry Consortium
CUEAG Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group
CUFCP Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project
CURE Chicago Urban Reconciliation Enterprise
CVMA Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
CVMC Chicago Vintage Mustang Club
CVB Chicago Visitors Bureau
CVCA Chicago Vocational Career Academy
CVS Chicago Vocational School
CVX Chicago Voice Exchange
CWS Chicago Wedding Services
CWM Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc
CHW Chicago White Sox
CWS Chicago White Sox
CWIP Chicago Women in Publishing
CWT Chicago Women in Trades
CWLU Chicago Women’s Liberation Union
CWSS Chicago Women’s School of Sociology
CWC Chicago Worker’s Collaborative
CWCA Chicago Wrestling Coaches Association
CYC Chicago Yacht Club
CZS Chicago Zoological Society
CAE Chicago, Aurora, and Elgin Railroad Corporation
CBQ Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
CBQ Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad
CFE Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Railroad
MDW Chicago, IL, USA – Midway
ORD Chicago, IL, USA – O’Hare International Airport
CHI Chicago, Illinois, USA
CSS Chicago, South Shore, and South Bend Railroad
CMO Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railroad
CWP Chicago, West Pullman, and Southern Railroad Company
CAPS Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy
CAWI Chicagoans Against War on Iraq
CAA Chicagoland Apartment Association
CAMM Chicagoland Area Modern Mopars
CLBP Chicagoland Badminton Players
CBF Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
CBMU Chicagoland Black Ministry Unit
CCS Chicagoland Cabling Solutions
CCAC Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
CCSC Chicagoland Construction Safety Council
CEC Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
CGMA Chicagoland Gems and Minerals Association
CIACO Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization
CLEF Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation
COBA Chicagoland Offroad Bicycling Association
CRCM Chicagoland Radio Control Modelers
CRN Chicagoland Radiological Network
CLTV ChicagoLand Television
CIVIL City Colleges of Chicago
CCC City Colleges of Chicago
CCCL Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railway
CIVIL Collector’s Club of Chicago
CCC Collector’s Club of Chicago
CBSACC Columbia Business School Alumni Club, Chicago
CIVIL Columbia College Chicago
CCC Columbia College Chicago
CUC Concordia University Chicago
CCSR Consortium on Chicago School Research
CLOCC Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
CRFC Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
CHIC Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago
CBFFFAC Customs Broker and Foreign Freight Forwarders Association of Chicago
DOE-COO Department Of Energy – Chicago Operations Office
ECT East Chicago Transit
FRBC Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
GUATEMALA Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago Illinois
G Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Illinois
FNBC First National Bank of Chicago
GCC Greater Chicago Chapter
GCCA Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
GCCC Greater Chicago Combine and Center, Inc.
GCFD Greater Chicago Food Depository
GCLA Greater Chicago Locksmiths Association
HCBA Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
HSDC Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
HRC Hyatt Regency Chicago
IFN Inforeach FIX Network (Chicago, IL)
IACAC International Air Cargo Association of Chicago
ITCC International Trade Club of Chicago
IC-AND-E Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad
ICE Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad Corporation
ITCC Irish Terrier Club of Chicago
JFMC Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
JLN Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago
JLC Junior League of Chicago
KLSC Kalamazoo, Lake Shore and Chicago Railroad
KAAC Korean American Association of Chicago
LSC Latin School of Chicago
LAUNCH Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago
LCT League of Chicago Theatres
LAFMC Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
LAF Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
LUC Loyola University Chicago
LSTC Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
MICROWAVE Made In Chicago
MIC Made In Chicago
MOWC Meals on Wheels Chicago
CGX Meigs Field, Chicago, Illinois
MSCC Midwest Sports Car Club of Chicago
MYC Muslim Youth of Chicago
NORC National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago
NHSC Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
NAFD North Aurora Fire Department (Chicago, IL, USA
PFT Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway Company
PCAC Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cooke County
POCH Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
PWCC Professional Women’s Club of Chicago
PMAC Purchasing Management Association of Chicago
RFC Radio Free Chicago
RIC Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
REACH Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area
SHIC Scavenger Hunts in Chicago
SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAOC Science Academy of Chicago
SHOC Skin Heads Of Chicago
SCIH South Chicago and Indiana Harbor Railway
SECC South East Chicago Commission
SCCS Southwest Chicago Christian Schools
SSCHPLD Steger South Chicago Heights Public Library District
TBC Theatre Building Chicago
TOC Time Out Chicago
UASC Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago
ULCC Union League Club of Chicago
UWMC United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
UOFC University of Chicago
UCHI University of Chicago
UOC University of Chicago
UC University of Chicago
UCCRC University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
UCCDP University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program
UCEC University of Chicago Engineering Center
UCEC University of Chicago Environmental Center
UCLR University of Chicago Law Review
UCP University of Chicago Press
UIC University of Illinois at Chicago
UICC University of Illinois, Chicago Circle
VJC Virtual Jewish Chicago
DPA West Chicago, Illinois
WBC World Business Chicago
YIFC Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
YTCC Youth Theater Coalition of Chicago
ZLP Zwiazek Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago