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Illinois: State in the midwestern United States
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River, through the Illinois Waterway. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.


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Teen charged in Kenosha killings fights extradition

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Trump plans visit to Kenosha amid protests [Video]

Trump plans visit to Kenosha amid protests

[NFA] Democratic officials, including Wisconsin's lieutenant governor, accuse Donald Trump of fanning the flames of violence as the president plans to visit a city roiled by protests. This report..

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

R. Kelly in solitary confinement following prison attack

R. Kelly has been placed in solitary confinement in a Chicago, Illinois prison after he was beaten up in his cell by a fellow inmate.

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Teenager charged with homicide in protest shootings [Video]

Teenager charged with homicide in protest shootings

[NFA] A teenager was arrested and charged with homicide on Wednesday in connection with gunfire that killed two people and wounded a third during protests over the police shooting of a Black man in the..

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Who Is Jacob Blake? [Video]

Who Is Jacob Blake?

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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U.S. vet Duckworth: "Our country deserves better" [Video]

U.S. vet Duckworth: "Our country deserves better"

U.S. Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, a veteran who was wounded in battle, slammed President Donald Trump as a "coward-in-chief" and said U.S. service members deserve better.

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Kanye Wests inclusion on Illinois election ballot in doubt [Video]

Kanye Wests inclusion on Illinois election ballot in doubt

Kanye Wests inclusion on Illinois election ballot is in doubt after officials have determined that almost two thirds of the signatures submitted to get the rappers name on the presidential ballot are..

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African American Reporter: Like It Or Not, Box Braids Are Professional [Video]

African American Reporter: Like It Or Not, Box Braids Are Professional

For what seems like forever, the hair of African American women has been considered inherently unprofessional. In fact, the persistent practice of workplaces banning certain textures and styles..

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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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