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179 square miles is about four-fifths as big as Chicago.
In other words, it's 0.78820 times the size of Chicago, and the size of Chicago is 1.2690 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Windy City, a.k.a. Chi-town, a.k.a. Second City, a.k.a. Chicagoland) (Illinois)
The largest city in Illinois and the twenty-third-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Chicago measures 227.10 square miles in total area. The city is known as a major Global Financial Center and as host to O'Hare International, the second busiest airport in the world.
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