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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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Condom conflict, ghost net, smart trash bins: News from around our 50 states

Chicago's infamous Lincoln Towing gets OK to keep truckin', pens allowed again in Detroit court, and more
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Disease that killed millions of China's pigs poses global threat

Bettie the beagle, a detector dog for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, picked up the scent of pork on a woman arriving from China at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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Videos for Chicago


'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada [Video]'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada

Supertall skyscraper "The One" is set to become the tallest building in Canada at 309 meters once it is completed in Toronto later this year.

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Golden tower proposed for Toronto [Video]Golden tower proposed for Toronto

79-story golden tower planned for Toronto amid skyscraper boom

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Chicago West celebrates birthday with Minnie Mouse party [Video]Chicago West celebrates birthday with Minnie Mouse party

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West celebrated their youngest daughter Chicago's birthday with a Minnie Mouse-themed party on Wednesday (15.01.20).

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R. Kelly's girlfriend charged over apartment brawl [Video]R. Kelly's girlfriend charged over apartment brawl

R. Kelly’s girlfriend Joycelyn Savage has been charged with misdemeanour domestic battery after allegedly punching one of the incarcerated singer's former lovers at his Chicago, Illinois home.

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American strike in Iraq prompts anti-war protests in U.S. cities [Video]American strike in Iraq prompts anti-war protests in U.S. cities

Groups of protesters took to the streets in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to condemn the air strike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump that killed Iranian military commander..

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Illinoisans To Greet 2020 On A High [Video]Illinoisans To Greet 2020 On A High

Many pot-smoking adults in Illinois will ring in the new year on a high note. That's when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in the state on January 1st. Many businesses in the city's North Side..

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Chance the rapper to headline 2020 NBA All-Star game halftime show [Video]Chance the rapper to headline 2020 NBA All-Star game halftime show

The three-time Grammy award winner announced the news on Dec. 19 during a charity event hosted by his nonprofit organization, SocialWorks. Chance revealed that his younger brother, Taylor Bennett, and..

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Thirteen injured at Chicago party to honor shooting victim [Video]Thirteen injured at Chicago party to honor shooting victim

Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a party on Chicago's south side intended to honor the victim of an earlier shooting, police said, adding that they have identified two people they consider..

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Grounded 737s parked outside Boeing factory [Video]Grounded 737s parked outside Boeing factory

Grounded Boeing 737 Max jets parked at airfield in Seattle as the Chicago based company announces it will stop production in January Report by Mewsec. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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American family creates miniature village inside Christmas tree [Video]American family creates miniature village inside Christmas tree

An Illinois’ family shares the video of their Christmas tree village to bring “people joy for holidays”

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Kim Kardashian West releases family Christmas card [Video]Kim Kardashian West releases family Christmas card

Kim Kardashian West has shared her annual family Christmas card featuring her husband Kanye West and their four children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.

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Rapper Juice Wrld dead at 21 [Video]Rapper Juice Wrld dead at 21

TMZ reports the hip-hop superstar has died after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport.

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North American birds are getting smaller [Video]North American birds are getting smaller

New research has found that tens of thousands of North American birds have become smaller in size since 1978.

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Chicago mayor fires police chief, accusing him of lying [Video]Chicago mayor fires police chief, accusing him of lying

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday even though he was about to retire, accusing him of lying about an incident in October when patrol officers found him..

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Chicago cop suspended for bodyslam during arrest [Video]Chicago cop suspended for bodyslam during arrest

A Chicago police officer was suspended after cellphone video showed him body-slamming a man to the ground during an arrest. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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New skyscraper proposed for Chicago [Video]New skyscraper proposed for Chicago

American architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has unveiled updated design plans to build a 1,422-foot tall skyscraper in Chicago.

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Allegiant continues push into major cities, with new Chicago, Boston, Houston flights

Rapidly growing no-frills carrier Allegiant Air is offering one-way introductory fares starting at $33 on some of its new routes.
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More than 1,000 Chicago flights canceled due to winter weather

More than 1,000 flights have been canceled in and out of Chicago according to the flight tracking service FlightAware.
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Chicago coyote captured after 2 suspected attacks

Police and animal control officers captured a coyote on Chicago's North Side Thursday night following two reported coyote attacks, including one where passersby said they had to pull a wild canine off..
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Chicago Coyote: Urban Attacks Are Rare, but Frightening

Two people were injured in Chicago, a reminder that as more coyotes move to the cities, some conflicts are inevitable.
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Attacks put focus on Chicago's urban coyotes

Authorities in Chicago are on the hunt for coyotes following two reported attacks in the city, including one that injured a six-year-old boy (Jan. 9)  
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Here's a first: Coyote bites man, child in Chicago

Two people, including a 5-year-old boy, were bitten by a coyote in Chicago Wednesday, the most recent in a string of coyote sightings.
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2 people were bitten by a coyote in Chicago, including a 5-year-old boy

Two people, including a 5-year-old boy, were bitten by a coyote in Chicago Wednesday, the most recent in a string of coyote sightings.  
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Armed man inside Ill. bank with at least 1 hostage

Police say customers or employees are stuck inside an Illinois bank with an armed robber. Police surrounded Heritage Credit Union in Rockford, 90 miles northwest of Chicago. The incident began around..
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Two toddlers dead after stabbing, high-rise plunge

Two Chicago toddlers are dead after a woman stabbed her father, left one of the children in a bathtub and then jumped from an 11th-floor apartment with the other child. Police are continuing their..
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Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana
CHICAGO — The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois — prompting many to begin lining up hours early at dispensaries. About 500 people were outside..
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Google AI system as good as radiologists at detecting breast cancer: Study

google ai system as good as radiologists at detecting breast cancer: study
CHICAGO — A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors,..
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Fog snarls Chicago air traffic on Christmas Eve

Dense fog caused flight delays and some cancellations at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports early on Christmas Eve.  
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Travelers at Chicago, Texas, Virginia airports warned about possible measles exposure

The new reports at airports in Chicago, Austin, Texas, and Richmond, Virginia, follow earlier reports in Los Angeles and Denver.
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Associate Press top stories from December 22nd

Here are the top stories for Sunday, December 22nd: 13 people injured Chicago shooting; Dozens injured in highway pileup in Virginia  
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Party to honor Chicago shooting victim ends with 13 wounded: police

Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a party on Chicago's south side intended to honor the victim of an earlier shooting, police said, adding that they have identified two people they consider..
Reuters - Published

Thirteen people shot at Chicago house party, police say

Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a house party on Chicago's south side, police said, adding that they have identified two people they consider of interest to the investigation.
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Chicago House Party Shooting Leaves 13 Wounded, 4 Critically, Police Say

The party was part of a memorial for a person who was killed in April, the authorities said.
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13 people shot in 'chaotic scene' at Chicago house party

Two gunmen opened fire at a house party in Chicago, wounding 13 people and sparking bedlam as fleeing partygoers encountered more shooting outside.
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Legal weed sales are about to begin in Illinois. But some say dispensary owners are too white

As Illinois becomes the 11th state to allow recreational marijuana, some in Chicago are calling for more racial diversity among dispensary owners.
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Newborn baby kidnapped from hospital is found 55 years later

newborn baby kidnapped from hospital is found 55 years later
In 1964, a woman dressed as a nurse took one-day-old baby Paul Fronczak from his cot and never returned (Picture: Chicago Tribune/Getty/AP) A newborn baby abducted from a hospital has been discovered..
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McDonald's workers: 'We don't feel safe'

McDonald's workers and supporters chanted and held signs outside a North side Chicago restaurant Wednesday, protesting what they say is a violence epidemic that makes their workplace dangerous. (Dec...
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United Airlines: What looks like 'flames' in video were sparks coming out of plane engine

A United flight en route to Chicago had to divert to Albuquerque after a "mechanical issue with one of its engines."
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Chicago government van de-icing the road

The Chicago local government vehicle was de-icing the road when it lost control.
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Teen brothers from Chicago area among New Zealand volcano victims; suspected death toll rises to 16

New Zealand medical staff were continuing to work around the clock treating severely burned survivors of the eruption as the death toll climbs to 16.
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Juice Wrld, 'Lucid Dreams' dominate the music charts after his sudden death

Juice Wrld's musical catalog saw a huge spike in song streams on Apple and Spotify after he suffered a fatal seizure at a Chicago airport on Sunday.
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Drugs and guns found on Juice Wrld's jet, police say

Police in Chicago say the rapper suffered a seizure as they questioned his entourage at in airport.
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Before Death, Juice WRLD Flew on Jet Loaded With Drugs, Police Say

The up-and-coming artist, whose cause of death remains unknown, went into convulsions while officers in Chicago searched the private plane he arrived in.
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Report: Witnesses say Juice WRLD popped pills, had 70 pounds of marijuana on plane before death

report: witnesses say juice wrld popped pills, had 70 pounds of marijuana on plane before death
Witnesses have shared with authorities that Chicago rapper Juice WRLD had been popping pills before suffering fatal seizures at Midway...
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ShowBiz Minute: WRLD, Kennedy Center, Miss Universe

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago; Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center; Miss South Africa wins the Miss Universe competition. (Dec. 9)  
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Juice WRLD, Rising Chicago Rapper, Dies at 21

juice wrld, rising chicago rapper, dies at 21
Juice WRLD, the Chicago-based rapper who scored a No. 1 album with “Death Race for Love” earlier this year, died on Sunday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 21. The Sun-Times..
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'Way too young. You won't be forgotten': Chicago rapper Juice Wrld dies at 21

Rapper Jarad Anthony Higgins, known as Juice Wrld, has died just days after his 21st birthday. He suffered a medical emergency at the Chicago airport.
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Juice Wrld: US rapper dies aged 21 'after seizure at airport'

The rapper best known for viral hit Lucid Dreams reportedly suffered a seizure at a Chicago airport.
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R Kelly’s girlfriend Azriel Clary moves out of his house to ‘distance herself’ from the drama

r kelly’s girlfriend azriel clary moves out of his house to ‘distance herself’ from the drama
Azriel Clary has moved out of R Kelly’s home (Picture: Getty/Rex) One of R Kelly’s girlfriends, Azriel Clary, has moved out of his home in a bid to distance herself from the drama surrounding the..
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R.Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

r.kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to aaliyah
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a..
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Birds are shrinking in North America and climate change may be to blame

More than 70,000 North American birds of 52 different species were collected from The Field Museum in Chicago from 1978 to 2016 for the study.
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Bye-bye, birdie: Study finds North American birds getting smaller

Since 1978, researchers have scooped up and measured tens of thousands of birds that died after crashing into buildings in Chicago during spring and fall migrations. Their work has documented what..
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North America's bird shrinkage documented, with a crash and a splat

Since 1978, researchers have scooped up and measured tens of thousands of birds that died after crashing into buildings in Chicago during spring and fall migrations. Their work has documented what..
Reuters - Published

Chicago police: Facebook fuels illegal gun sales

Chicago police say suspects accused of selling illegal drugs and guns were "emboldended" by the privacy afforded to them with Facebook groups. (Dec. 3)  
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Woman sues Chicago nightclub El Hefe, claims she was sexually assaulted while bouncers stood 'about 100 feet away'

A woman is suing El Hefe, a nightclub and restaurant in Chicago, alleging she was sexually assaulted in an alley while employees failed to intervene.
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2nd woman says she was raped after being drugged at Chicago bar

A second woman has come forward to say she was drugged and raped after visiting El Hefe nightclub in Chicago
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Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lightfoot said she was firing Johnson "with cause" for lying about a drinking and driving incident. CBS..
CBS News - Published

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his retirement, accusing him of lying

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday even though he was about to retire, accusing him of lying to her about an incident in October when patrol officers found..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor fires top cop over 'ethical lapses'

Chicago's mayor has fired the city's police chief, saying he lied to her and to the public. (Dec. 2)  
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot fires police chief for lying about Oct. 17 incident: mayor's office

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired the city's police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, accusing him of lying to her about an incident on the night of Oct. 17 when he was found asleep in his car.
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Chicago mayor fires top cop and says he misled public about incident

Lori Lightfoot says Eddie Johnson was "intentionally dishonest" after being found slumped over at the wheel of his SUV.
CBS News - Published

Chicago's top cop fired for undisclosed 'intolerable' actions, lying to public and mayor

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired Monday in light of new facts regarding an incident when he was found asleep in his car after drinking.
USATODAY.com - Published

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