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CHICAGO — If you’ve spent a winter in Chicago, then you’re probably aware of the term “Dibs,” but have you ever wondered how Dibs started?

Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is educating his TikTok followers with one minute history lessons about Chicago. He now has 30,000 followers and thousands of views. One of his videos explains how Dibs came to be.

Thomas joined the WGN Morning News to talk about the history of this long-honored Chicago tradition.

You can follow along with Thomas’ history lessons on TikTok and Instagram: @6figga_dilla