Ever wonder where states and cities got their names from? Many of them come from the language of Native American tribes. For example, Ohio (my home state) means "Land of the Beautiful Rivers." Some states have very specific monikers. Alabama means "Land of the Thicket Clearers," and Illinois means "Land of the Those Who Speak Normally."
Oh, and Chicago? It means "stink onions."
Thanks to Anne Hullinger for contributing.