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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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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Penguin meets beluga whales in U.S. aquarium closed to visitors [Video]

Penguin meets beluga whales in U.S. aquarium closed to visitors

Penguin at empty Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium visits the underwater viewing area and meets several beluga whales

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:47Published
With humans confined to their homes, animals are taking advantage [Video]

With humans confined to their homes, animals are taking advantage

While humans are confined to their homes, goats roam the streets in Wales and a penguin visits whales at a closed aquarium in Chicago. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Questions National Stockpile Of Medical Supplies [Video]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Questions National Stockpile Of Medical Supplies

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked for stronger presidential leadership through the coronavirus pandemic. According to Business Insider, she raised questions about the national stockpile of personal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
U.S. Could Face 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths [Video]

U.S. Could Face 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government’s top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published
Former FDA chief sees 'extreme' coronavirus risk in U.S. cities [Video]

Former FDA chief sees 'extreme' coronavirus risk in U.S. cities

Scott Gottlieb, who once ran the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News on Sunday that any city with a mass transit system will need to take very aggressive steps to mitigate the spread of..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:14Published
Who Let The Birds Out! Adorable Videos Show Penguins Roaming Around Empty Aquarium Amid Coronavirus Lockdown [Video]

Who Let The Birds Out! Adorable Videos Show Penguins Roaming Around Empty Aquarium Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

An aquarium in Chicago has let its penguins wander around freely after closing to visitors indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Shedd aquarium shared the adorable clips online to help bring..

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Penguins take a tour of aquarium [Video]

Penguins take a tour of aquarium

Edward and Annie, the penguins, explore Shedd Aquarium amid coronavirus closure

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Penguins tour their empty Chicago aquarium [Video]

Penguins tour their empty Chicago aquarium

Without guests in the building, caretakers at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals, resulting in a field trip for some of the penguins there on Sunday..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published
R. Kelly is unable to meet his lawyers due to coronavirus [Video]

R. Kelly is unable to meet his lawyers due to coronavirus

R. Kelly is unable to meet with his lawyers because of the coronavirus outbreak, as Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago - where is being held - has banned visits to try and limit the spread.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:19Published
Aquarium lets penguins roam free [Video]

Aquarium lets penguins roam free

An aquarium in Chicago has let penguins roam from their natural habitat in the absence of human visitors due to coronavirus.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:57Published
Major U.S. cities shutting down due to coronavirus [Video]

Major U.S. cities shutting down due to coronavirus

Bars, restaurants, theaters and schools were shutting down in New York, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Chance the Rapper celebrates wedding anniversary with radio dedication [Video]

Chance the Rapper celebrates wedding anniversary with radio dedication

Chance the Rapper celebrated his first wedding anniversary by staging a Chicago, Illinois radio takeover with an hour full of love songs dedicated to his wife, his childhood sweetheart Kirsten Corley.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published
Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges [Video]

Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published
Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game [Video]

Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game

Jennifer Hudson performed and led an eight-second silence to Kobe Bryant at the NBA All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday (02.16.20).

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:03Published
Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis [Video]

Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant MVP award as Team LeBron downs Team Giannis 157-155 in close fought NBA All-Star Game

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published
NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe [Video]

NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the All-Star Game MVP award permanently named for Kobe

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NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe [Video]

NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe

NBA All-Star Game captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokuonmpo excited to be part of weekend but still feeling Kobe's death

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:32Published
Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game [Video]

Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

Hudson, a Chicago native, will perform before player introductions at the 69th All-Star Game on Sunday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News [Video]

Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News

Rick Moranis is returning for the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' reboot, Rose McGowan is slamming Natalie Portman's Oscars ensemble statement and Jussie Smollett has been indicted in Chicago. These are the..

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 03:39Published
Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News [Video]

Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News

Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by a special prosecutor relating to an alleged hate crime hoax a year ago, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:21Published
How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack [Video]

How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack

A year after claiming he was the victim of a hate crime, Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts for filing false reports.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:36Published
Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime [Video]

Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published
Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax [Video]

Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count indictment. He's accused of falsely claiming to Chicago police that he had been the victim of a hate crime. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

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