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Whiting Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 192 photos
Located on the shore of Lake Michigan within a couple of miles of Chicago, Whiting is a small community of about 5,000 people. It's a place where everybody knows everybody (and their business!)
The highlight of the year is the annual Pierogi Fest (see my tips) which was gotten national attention on the Food Network which featured a 1/2 hour special on the 2004 Fest and regional attention on Wild Chicago, a show on PBS Channel 11 that highlights the unusual in the Chicagoland area. I think it was also listed in Saveur magazine as one of the US's best food festivals but I never did see a copy.
Whiting gets it's name from Herbert "Pop" Whiting, an engineer on the Michigan Southern railroad who in 1869 ditched his heavy freight train so a fast passenger train behind him could have the right of way. From that day on, the city was known as Whiting's Siding which was then shortened to Whitings, the present name of Whiting adopted when it incorporated in 1895.
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