Trending Topics LIVE Video Talk Show- Chicago Searches

The following information has been compiled from Melissa Lang at @YahooSearchData.

Quirky/Interesting Chicago Searches This Week (past 7 days)

  • Chicago Parks District: The Chicago Park’s District’s re-designed website crashed on Tuesday when people flooded the site, trying to register for upcoming programs. Searches on Yahoo! by Chicagoans for “Chicago Parks District” are up 293% this week. Of the searches for “Chicago Park’s District” this week on Yahoo! by people across the country, 43% are coming from people ages 35-44.
  • Shedd Aquarium: According to a post by the Chicago Tribune, the Shedd Aquarium had the best year in a decade — 2.1 million visitors, and interest in “Chicago’s most attended cultural attraction” continues with online searches. Yahoo! searches by Chicagoans this week for “Shedd Aquarium” are up 590%. Of the searches this month on Yahoo! for the “Shedd Aquarium,” 59% come from women.
  • Chicago Restaurant Week: Chicago Restaurant Week 2012 began on Feb. 17 and wraps up on Sunday, Feb. 26, and people across the country are buzzing over all of the great dining options. Searches on Yahoo! this week for “Chicago Restaurant Week 2012″ are up 675%, with 67% of searches coming from women. The top states searching for “Chicago Restaurant Week 2012″ include: Illinois, Virginia, and California.

Did You Know: Chicago is only 162 miles from Walcott, Iowa, the location of the world’s largest truck stop — described as one of America’s Most Outrageous Roadside Attractions, according to an article posted on Yahoo! Travel.

According to Yahoo!, the top searched Chicago neighborhoods this week by Chicagoans include:
Wrigleyville, Roscoe Village and Lincoln Park

According to Yahoo!, the top movies searches by Chicagoans this week include:

Ghostbusters 3, Transformers 4 and This Means War

The top Yahoo! Image searches by Chicagoans this week are:
Jennifer AnistonNatalie Gulbis, Lindsey Lohan

According to Yahoo!, the top searched cities by Chicagoans this week include:
Chicago, ILDallas, TXNapa, CA


So… What do you think?  What are you searching for?



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  1. Michelle says:

    This past weekend, late Friday night (3/9) I lost two bags in a cab. One is a womans black leather Marc Jacobs bag. The other is a mens messanger/laptop Sony Vio bag. If you have these please let me know! My number in 317-258-2145 or you can email me at THERE WILL BE A REWARD!

    Also, my friend lost her cell phone. It’s a Samsung Galaxy Ace phone.


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