Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the 5th largest Gross Domestic Product by state, is the
6th-most populous U.S. state and 25th-largest state in terms of land area. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in northern and central Illinois, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, contains over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports around the world from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway on the Illinois River. 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.
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared in an Illinois courtroom Thursday and pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct stemming from accusations he falsely portrayed himself as the victim.. CBS News - Published
Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts Thursday morning, March 14, in Cook County, Illinois, the Associated Press reported. The 36-year-old "Empire" actor was indicted last week for.. WorldNews - Published
According to Reuters, actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts for lying to police. The latest indictment accuses Smollett of falsely reporting that he was assaulted by two bigoted..
FILE PHOTO: Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly arrives for a child support hearing at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo (Reuters) - Singer R. Kelly..
Federal prosecutors reached an agreement on Wednesday with former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock to drop criminal charges against him, assuming he pay back missed taxes and his campaign committees..
Aurora Police Department have released 911 calls and partial police radio excerpts recorded during the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company plant in Aurora, Illinois on February 15th. 45-year-old..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a decade ago, the singer R. Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges after a trial in which the alleged underage victim did not testify against him. Singer Robert..
Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday announced 10 counts of sexual abuse against singer R. Kelly involving four victims, three of whom were allegedly minors at the time. Rough Cut (no reporter..
Employees at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois returned to their workplace Tuesday, just days after a gunman killed five of their coworkers and wounded five police officers. Colette Luke has..
(CNN)A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case. This comes on the heels of attorney..
Members of Congress are renewing their efforts to prevent women from dying during pregnancies and childbirth. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), who introduced the "Momma Act" Tuesday, as well as Dr. Lisa.. CBS News - Published
A former U.S. Army captain from Illinois, a father-to-be from California and a truck driver from Minnesota were among the eight Americans killed in Sunday's crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in.. Reuters - Published
Sunday's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157 people onboard. Eight of the crash victims in are Americans, including Melvin and Bennett Riffel from Redding, California; Mucaad Hussein Abdullah of.. CBS News - Published