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What Were The Most Googled Phrases In Chicago In 2012?

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Dec 12, 2012 10:00PM


Google put out its annual "Zeitgeist" report today, compiling the top search terms of 2012. Bonus: They compiled the top restaurant searches from Zagat, too, which probably skews fancier than if it were a less classy website. A couple of other notable items:

- In sports, the Chicago Bears were the #2 most searched NFL team, and Derrick Rose was the #4 most googled NBA player.
- In humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was the #2 most searched college or university.
- In maps, Chicago was the #2 most searched city in Google Maps, behind San Francisco.

Check out Google's full Zeitgeist results, and here are the top terms for Chicago.

Top Ten Most Searched Terms in Chicago, IL in 2012

1. Whitney Houston
2. Metra Chicago
3. Chicago Bears
4. Mega Millions
5. LA Fitness
6. Chief Keef
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Chicago Craigslist
9. Megabus
10. CTA Bus Tracker

Top Ten Most Searched Restaurants on Zagat in Chicago,IL in 2012

1. Spiaggia Restaurant
2. NoMI Kitchen Restaurant
3. Everest Restaurant
4. Next Restaurant
5. The Publican Restaurant
6. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
7. Coco Pazzo Restaurant
8. Rosebud Restaurant
9. Catch 35 Restaurant
10. Graham Elliot Restaurant