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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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Judge denies R. Kelly's request for hearing after jailhouse beating

A judge has denied R. Kelly's request for a hearing after the singer was allegedly beaten in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in August.

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Most Hospitalised Coronavirus Patients Have Neurological Symptoms, Study Says

A paper published in the 'Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology' observed 509 Chicago COVID-19 patients this past spring

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Harry meets marathon runners in LA

The Duke of Sussex people in Los Angeles who are running the London Marathonvirtually today. Harry is the patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust.Chudney Espiritu, a cancer survivor, has run the..

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Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Supreme Court Pick? [Video]

Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is currently a federal appeals court judge, She sits on the Seventh Circuit Court in Chicago.

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Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court [Video]

Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

[NFA] President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia - another..

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How a Trump pick could shift SCOTUS on abortion [Video]

How a Trump pick could shift SCOTUS on abortion

[NFA] With President Donald Trump poised to nominate a U.S. Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new 6-3 conservative majority could be..

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Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote [Video]

Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote

[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme..

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Jussie Smollett maintains his innocence ahead of court appearance [Video]

Jussie Smollett maintains his innocence ahead of court appearance

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett maintained his innocence regarding his ongoing criminal case with the city of Chicago during an Instagram Live chat.

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McDonald's Is Sued by 52 Black Franchisees for Discrimination [Video]

McDonald's Is Sued by 52 Black Franchisees for Discrimination

The complaint was filed in a Chicago federal court, It seeks up to $1 billion in damages.

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McDonald's sued for racial discrimination [Video]

McDonald's sued for racial discrimination

McDonald's Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up..

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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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The NBA reacts to Wisconsin shooting [Video]

The NBA reacts to Wisconsin shooting

[NFA] Both players and coaches in the National Basketball Association speak out in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Freddie Joyner has more.

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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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