Most of the readers who visit this blog come with a question pertaining to Chicago's history. Many will get an answer or find links to appropriate information. But, no blog could provide information on everything so my job, as I see it, is to provide resources.
WikiAnswers is the user-generated question & answer component of Answers.com, a collaborative project where visitors share what they know and ask about what they don't. I was delighted to find that there is a WikiAnswer for Chicago history and, as of today, has 744 questions covering Chicago's origin to questions on present day Chicago. Most of the questions have answers; some don't and provide you the opportunity to share your knowledge.
Here are some sample questions:
How did Chicago get its name?
What was the unemployment rate in Chicago in the 1930s?
What is info on Essanay Studios?
How many different ethnicities live in Chicago?
Where can you start your Chicago genealogy research?
Where can you find information about the Grace Lines cruise ship company?
What is info on the Chez Paree night club?
History and development of Boystown in Chicago?
Is there a list of victims of the Chicago fire?
What are the famous buildings in Chicago?
Check it out. You might find the answer to a quick question or started in the right direction for more research. A word of caution: In most cases the answers are not provided by history scholars. Always do some cross-referencing to verify the answer is accurate.