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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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Protesters stage 'anti-China' protest outside Chinese Consulate in Chicago [Video]

Protesters stage 'anti-China' protest outside Chinese Consulate in Chicago

A demonstration was staged against China outside Chinese Consulate in Chicago. Protesters were seen holding 'anti-China' placards while protesting. It happened after India and China face-off in..

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Kanye West Partners With Gap To Create New Yeezy Clothing Line [Video]

Kanye West Partners With Gap To Create New Yeezy Clothing Line

According to Business Insider, as a teenager, Kanye West worked at a Gap store in Chicago. Now, as a billionaire rapper and entrepreneur, he's teaming up with the iconic, yet struggling brand to create..

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Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast [Video]

Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast

Thousands marched in U.S. cities to mark Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery that carries special resonance this year. Gavino Garay has more.

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Rihanna and Jack Dorsey donate $15m to mental health services [Video]

Rihanna and Jack Dorsey donate $15m to mental health services

Rihanna and Jack Dorsey are donating $15 million to mental health services in Chicago and Newark amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Walmart Reasses Damage Of Looted Stores [Video]

Walmart Reasses Damage Of Looted Stores

Several Walmart Supercenter locations and grocery-focused Neighborhood Markets were damaged by looting. According to Business Insider, Walmart is unsure if it will open all the impacted locations. A..

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American, Delta: Demand Uptick Helping Cash Burn [Video]

American, Delta: Demand Uptick Helping Cash Burn

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said on Wednesday that a modest recovery in demand was helping to slow daily cash burn rates in June..

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Jussie Smollett accuses Chicago of covering for police in his legal case [Video]

Jussie Smollett accuses Chicago of covering for police in his legal case

Jussie Smollett has accused the city of Chicago of trying to cover for police officers involved in his legal case.

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Chronic liver disease affects both men and women similarly [Video]

Chronic liver disease affects both men and women similarly

A new comprehensive study shows women are not more likely to die of liver cirrhosis than men, demonstrating that this chronic liver disease affects both men and women similarly. Previous studies have..

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John Cusack allegedly attacked by police during Chicago protests [Video]

John Cusack allegedly attacked by police during Chicago protests

John Cusack was allegedly attacked by police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday night. The High Fidelity star shared footage on Twitter of the protests in the..

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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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