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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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NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report [Video]

NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has informed the league's Board of Governors that he hopes to restart the season on July 31, the Athletic reports

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George Floyd's death sparks Chicago protests [Video]

George Floyd's death sparks Chicago protests

Protesters gathered on Tuesday (May 26) in Chicago in response to the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, on Monday (May 25) during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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Dr Birx Calls Out Three Major US Cities That Definitely Shouldn't Re-Open Right Now [Video]

Dr Birx Calls Out Three Major US Cities That Definitely Shouldn't Re-Open Right Now

Dr. Deborah Birx is the lead coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. According to Business Insider, she expressed her concern on Friday about lingering outbreaks in three major US..

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Ford Forced To Close Down Chicago And Michigan Assembly Plants [Video]

Ford Forced To Close Down Chicago And Michigan Assembly Plants

Ford Motor Co. closed two U.S. assembly plants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plant in Michigan was closed because a worker tested positive for COVID-19. The other plant in Chicago was closed..

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McDonald's Hit With Class Action Over COVID-19 Safety [Video]

McDonald's Hit With Class Action Over COVID-19 Safety

(Reuters) - Five McDonald’s (MCD.N) workers in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit against the chain on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to adopt government safety guidance on COVID-19 and..

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'It's been a smooth operation': India's Consul General in Chicago on Vande Bharat Mission [Video]

'It's been a smooth operation': India's Consul General in Chicago on Vande Bharat Mission

Over 300 Indian nationals reached Chicago airport to board special flight to India under Vande Bharat Mission on May 12. While speaking on the occasion, Consul General of India in Chicago Amit Kumar..

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Heavily-restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday [Video]

Heavily-restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday

NBA teams expected to get go-ahead to reopen practice facilities for limited use as early as Friday.

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Chicago aquarium celebrates sea otter birthday [Video]

Chicago aquarium celebrates sea otter birthday

A caretaker from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago played "Happy Birthday" on the violin to a sea otter named Yaku to celebrate his 20th birthday.

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NBA postpones draft lottery, combine [Video]

NBA postpones draft lottery, combine

Lottery to determine which NBA team gets top draft pick along with the draft combine postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Tiny leopard cub captivated by camera at Chicago zoo [Video]

Tiny leopard cub captivated by camera at Chicago zoo

A 2-month-old male Amur leopard cub named Sasha seems able to entertain himself while visitors are shut out of the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago due to the coronavirus pandemic. The playful cub..

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Some NBA practice facilities could re-open next week, ESPN reports [Video]

Some NBA practice facilities could re-open next week, ESPN reports

Some NBA practice facilities could re-open next Friday but does not mean resumption of the suspended season is imminent, according to reports

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Federal Judge Throws Out Jussie Smollett's Lawsuit [Video]

Federal Judge Throws Out Jussie Smollett's Lawsuit

On Wednesday a US District Court ruled that Jussie Smollett’s claim of malicious prosecution by the City of Chicago cannot move forward. Smollett is facing charges of fabricating a racially charged..

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Jussie Smollett's lawsuit against City of Chicago dismissed by federal judge [Video]

Jussie Smollett's lawsuit against City of Chicago dismissed by federal judge

Jussie Smollett's malicious prosecution lawsuit against the City of Chicago was dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday.

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R. Kelly's release bid is denied [Video]

R. Kelly's release bid is denied

Kelly was recently denied bail when he asked to be released from Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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R. Kelly Denied Release From Prison During Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

R. Kelly Denied Release From Prison During Coronavirus Pandemic

R. Kelly was once again denied being released from prison for the second time. The rapper is at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, waiting for his trial on his alleged sex crimes. According..

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R. Kelly's New York Aexual Abuse Trial Moved To September [Video]

R. Kelly's New York Aexual Abuse Trial Moved To September

R. Kelly’s sexual abuse trial in New York was et to July 7 but has been postponed to Sept. 27. According to Reuters, a judge said the initial date wasn’t possible with COVID-19. U.S. District Judge..

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Remembering Brian Dennehy, Who Died at 81 | THR News [Video]

Remembering Brian Dennehy, Who Died at 81 | THR News

The two-time Tony winner also starred on TV as basketball coach Bobby Knight, Chicago cop Jack Reed and serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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OPEC+ Cut Fails To Lift Investors' Spirits [Video]

OPEC+ Cut Fails To Lift Investors' Spirits

Reuters reports oil prices and U.S. stock futures dipped in early Monday trade. An agreement by OPEC and its allies to slash output left investors pessimistic about the economic outlook. US S&P 500..

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COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts Black Chicagoans [Video]

COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts Black Chicagoans

72% of people in Chicago who have died from COVID-19 are African Americans. But according to Business Insider, black people make up just 30% of the city's population. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has..

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Nesting season begins for penguins at US aquarium [Video]

Nesting season begins for penguins at US aquarium

A Chicago aquarium is sharing penguin mating season online, as the birds find partners and materials to nest with.

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Singer John Prine dies of coronavirus complications [Video]

Singer John Prine dies of coronavirus complications

Grammy-winning singer John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his head while delivering mail and later emerged from Chicago’s folk revival scene in the 1970s to become one of the most influential..

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'Those numbers take your breath away': Chicago mayor on coronavirus disparities [Video]

'Those numbers take your breath away': Chicago mayor on coronavirus disparities

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was alarmed on Monday at the racial disparities for blacks versus whites on the percentages who contracted and died from the coronavirus in her city.

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Chicago artist fills pesky potholes with pandemic art

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Oprah gives $12M to 'home' cities during pandemic

Media icon Oprah Winfrey has announced she'll give grants to organizations helping underserved communities in cities she's lived in - Chicago; Baltimore; Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee; and Kosciusko,..
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U.S. workers hit McDonald's with class action over COVID-19 safety

Five McDonald's workers in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit against the chain on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to adopt government safety guidance on COVID-19 and endangering employees and their..
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Sean Penn helps add COVID testing sites in Chicago

Actor Sean Penn joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a COVID-19 testing site in Chicago. Penn's charity, CORE, helped the city open six new sites in black and brown communities. (May 18)  
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Blue Angels draw spectators, opinions on reopening

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels saluted first responders and other essential workers by flying over Chicago, drawing a crowd of spectators and differing opinions about reopening the country. (May 12)  
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Inside look at morgue coping with virus deaths

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office in Chicago, one of the nation's busiest morgues, is facing an unprecedented surge in death cases it must process each day during the coronavirus pandemic. The..
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In Chicago and Los Angeles, Virus Spread Is Slower, but Persistent

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United Airlines shrinking as debt grows amid virus

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Illinois county to probe earlier deaths from heart attacks, pneumonia for COVID-19

Health officials in the U.S. state of Illinois' Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago, will probe deaths involving heart attacks and pneumonia for indications of COVID-19 as far back as..
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Coronavirus in Chicago: How the mayor of the nation's 3rd-largest city is waging her biggest fight

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is waging a different kind of battle against the coronavirus, one that is both political and personal.
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Chicago protesters demand end to staying at home

Hundreds of protesters chanting and carrying signs gathered in Chicago Friday to call for a statewide lockdown to be lifted. (May 1)  
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NBA postpones this month's lottery and combine but stops short of delaying the June draft

The NBA on Friday postponed the draft lottery scheduled for May 19 and the draft combine scheduled for May 21-24 in Chicago.
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'The Last Dance' takeaways: Michael Jordan dismisses Isiah Thomas' explanation for not shaking hands after playoff loss

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Chicago Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages Starting in 2021

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U.S. judge dismisses actor Jussie Smollett's lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution

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R. Kelly's request to be released from jail over coronavirus fears has been denied again

R. Kelly's second bid to be released from jail over COVID-19 fears has been denied despite several cases at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center
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Some in Chicago say protests endanger everyone

As protests against stay-at-home orders take place around the country, some say they're concerned that protesters asking for liberty are violating the rights of others to be safe and healthy. (April..
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Spring snow falls on Chicago

Chicago wakes up to another round of snow, its second blast of wintry weather this week (April 17)  
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Vets treat pets with virtual and curbside service

During the coronavirus outbreak, veterinarians are finding new ways to treat animals without letting their owners inside their clinics. At Oz Animal Hospital in Chicago, patients are treated via..
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Weather blamed in huge crash on Chicago expressway

Dozens of vehicles were involved in an early morning crash on an icy Chicago expressway and at least 14 people were sent to hospitals. (April 15)  
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April snow blankets Chicago

April snow blanketed Chicago Wednesday, adding an extra obstacle to people trying to keep normalcy in their lives during the COVID 19 outbreak. (April 15)  
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50-car pileup shuts down parts of icy Chicago expressway

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Chicago man charged with murder after pushing Marine veteran into passing train, police say

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Chicago trains, streets nearly empty

Chicago trains and streets were nearly empty on Monday as residents adhere to guidelines to remain at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. As of Monday, Illinois has confirmed more than 22,000 cases of..
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Food trucks start feeding big rig drivers at Interstate rest stops

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Priest uses technology to reach parishioners

Before the "stay-at-home" order due to COVID-19, Father Stephen Kanonik delivered Mass to as many as 1,200 parishioners in Chicago. Now, he's delivering regular services to parishioners via a..
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Nearly empty elevated trains circle Chicago Loop

Chicago's usually bustling downtown remains a virtual ghost town amid the coronavirus pandemic, with elevated subway trains that circle the city's Loop nearly riderless. (April 10)  
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'Herculean task': Chicago public schools scramble to launch online classes

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago's largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation's largest outbreaks of the..
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Released Chicago detainee: Jail in chaos

A detainee who was released from Cook County Jail in Chicago on Monday described conditions inside the facility as "complete chaos" because both inmates and officers struggle to deal with the influx of..
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Chicago’s Jail Is Top U.S. Hot Spot as Virus Spreads Behind Bars

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Warm weather crowds, few masks in Chicago park

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No Trading Floor? No Problem. A Financial Firm Quarantines at the Four Seasons.

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Beluga whales can't stop staring at penguin roaming around closed aquarium

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