Chicago celebrates 178th birthday on Wednesday

Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Chicago. (Kiichiro Sato)

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!
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