"Hog butcher for the world,
Tool maker, stacker of wheat,
Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the big shoulders"
-Carl Sandburg, "Chicago”, 1916
Celebrate the July 4th Independence Day with family and friends in the City of Big Shoulders Chicago! The famous Chicago nickname “City of Big Shoulders” or “City of Broad Shoulders” was first coined by one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, Carl Sandburg. In his legendary 1916 poem Sandburg set out his vision for what the City of Chicago means for all to see and experience. Today, his intuitive poetic words ring in perfect unison with the bright and thunderous fireworks that light up the Chicago skyline for Independence Day.
Whether you’re going Downtown, or going to a July 4th special event or going to a fun barbeque party with street fireworks, celebrate responsibly and safely with proper advanced planning for elegant and well managed Chicago special event transportation services. Chicago bus shuttle and transportation services are available, as well as Chicago private car service, airport shuttle service and group shuttle transportation.