Chicago celebrates 178th birthday on Wednesday

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Chicago.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Happy birthday, Chicago!

The Windy City turns 178 on Wednesday. Chicago was incorporated on March 4, 1837.

To celebrate, the city is hosting a birthday party at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 North Clark Street, from 10 a.m. - 1p.m. Wednesday.

There will be music and special remarks to celebrate. Admission is free!