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Chicago: City and county seat of Cook County, Illinois, United States
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most-populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,693,976 in 2019, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second-most-populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan area is the third most populous in the United States.

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Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Supreme Court Pick? [Video]

Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is currently a federal appeals court judge, She sits on the Seventh Circuit Court in Chicago.

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How a Trump pick could shift SCOTUS on abortion [Video]

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Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote

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McDonald's Is Sued by 52 Black Franchisees for Discrimination

The complaint was filed in a Chicago federal court, It seeks up to $1 billion in damages.

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McDonald's sued for racial discrimination [Video]

McDonald's sued for racial discrimination

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R. Kelly in solitary confinement following prison attack [Video]

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The NBA reacts to Wisconsin shooting [Video]

The NBA reacts to Wisconsin shooting

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Who Is Jacob Blake? [Video]

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Jacob Blake has become the latest in a long list of police shooting victims. The 29-year-old black man grew up in Evanston, Illinois, just outside Chicago. CNN reports that he later moved to Kenosha..

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100 arrested after mass looting in Chicago [Video]

100 arrested after mass looting in Chicago

[NFA] Chicago police arrested more than 100 people after crowds swarmed Chicago's luxury commercial district early Monday, looting stores, smashing windows and clashing with officers for hours, police..

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Chicago mayor: looting is not protected speech [Video]

Chicago mayor: looting is not protected speech

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said looting that broke out in the city's downtown was not a form of political protest.

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New data predicts 300,000 U.S. deaths by Dec

Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous..

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Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead' [Video]

Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead'

White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders..

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Chicago public schools will start entirely online: mayor [Video]

Chicago public schools will start entirely online: mayor

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday said Chicago Public School students will start the school year by taking all of their classes remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. teachers protest school reopenings [Video]

U.S. teachers protest school reopenings

[NFA] Teachers from dozens of school districts nationwide protested plans by some governors to resume in-class instruction, saying it threatens the safety of students, their families and educators...

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A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder [Video]

A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder

A new Wall Street Journal analysis reveals 36 of the United States' 50 largest cities have seen murder rates increase by double-digit percentages this year. A new Wall Street Journal analysis shows..

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Chicago artist tackles urban segregation [Video]

Chicago artist tackles urban segregation

Artist Tonika Johnson hopes her “Folded Map Project” in Chicago – which brings together residents from the North and South Sides – can serve as a model for "awkward but necessary" conversations..

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Vandeweghe winner gives Empire WTT title [Video]

Vandeweghe winner gives Empire WTT title

Coco Vandeweghe catches the back line to win the last point and the World Team Tennis (WTT) final for the New York Empire over the Chicago Smash.

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