Oscar Wilde, the 19th century foppish English playwright made two visits to the US city, rejecting its art and architecture with a snort, dismissively declaring: "Must we go to Chicago to be educated?"
The 2017 AFL season does not start until Thursday March 23 with an MCG match between Carlton and Richmond, yet the Storm's first home game on a weekend is a round five Saturday match against the Panthers on April 1.
Melbourne Storm's fixture for the 2017 NRL season.
Kevin Proctor has been released from the Storm to move home to Gold Coast Titans.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones has turned to Australian rugby league to brush up his team's defence and he expects it will make a big difference.
Michael Cheika will set about blooding new talent - and plenty of it - as the rugby world reacts to the Wallabies coach's latest rant.
Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk believe Perth is ripe for NRL expansion.
Melbourne Storm have put their NRL premiership hopes ahead of representing the NRL at the World Club Series in Britain next year.
Former Raiders winger Sandor Earl has his sights set on two NRL clubs for a possible return.
One of the country's leading authorities on brain injuries has warned the NRL missed an opportunity to show how serious it is about tackling concussion when Melbourne lock Dale Finucane's removal from the field was delayed late in the grand final.
Melbourne Storm enjoyed plenty of success in 2016, despite their grand final loss, with contributions from the second tier of players the major step forward.
The man who made the initial contact on Andrew Fifita during his match-winning try was less than a minute earlier supposed to leave the field for a concussion test. And now the NRL is likely to probe the Melbourne Storm.
"Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream."
If Billy Slater's playing future was decided by his heart then he would be playing on in 2017.
Thirteen years after winning his first grand final, Luke Lewis won a second and has a Clive Churchill medal to go with it after the Sharks broke their premiership duck at the 50th time of trying.
When Melbourne Storm star Jesse Bromwich thinks of the 2016 Grand Final he describes it as "shattering".
Melbourne Storm fought back from 8-0 down, held a lead but couldn't stop the Sharks.
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says nothing will stop him feeling proud of his side's evolution in 2016 despite their grand final loss.
Michael Ennis remained a pest to the very end.
Michael Ennis said he thought the dream was over. With just over 15 minutes to play, after a half of Cronulla pure domination, he saw Melbourne's Will Chambers power his way over to put the Storm in the driver's seat.