The narrator of the five-minute video, which was posted on YouTube, says Chicago is the capital city. It's actually Springfield. The clip also says President Barack Obama grew up in Chicago, but he actually moved there as an adult after spending his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia.
The narrator later goes on to say the Chicago Tribune was founded by Colonel Robert McCormick, but that's wrong too. Three other men founded the newspaper, which first reported the video's mistakes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.