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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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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Democratic debate in South Carolina, Trump in India, Chicago snow: 5 things to know Tuesday

Billionaire Tom Steyer joins Democratic candidates for South Carolina debate, President Trump pays tribute to Gandhi in India and more news you need to know Tuesday.
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago. His attorneys are also..
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Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges [Video]Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of..

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Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game [Video]Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game

Jennifer Hudson performed and led an eight-second silence to Kobe Bryant at the NBA All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday (02.16.20).

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Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis [Video]Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant MVP award as Team LeBron downs Team Giannis 157-155 in close fought NBA All-Star Game

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NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the All-Star Game MVP award permanently named for Kobe

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NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe

NBA All-Star Game captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokuonmpo excited to be part of weekend but still feeling Kobe's death

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Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game [Video]Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

Hudson, a Chicago native, will perform before player introductions at the 69th All-Star Game on Sunday.

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Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News [Video]Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News

Rick Moranis is returning for the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' reboot, Rose McGowan is slamming Natalie Portman's Oscars ensemble statement and Jussie Smollett has been indicted in Chicago. These are the..

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Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News [Video]Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News

Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by a special prosecutor relating to an alleged hate crime hoax a year ago, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack [Video]How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack

A year after claiming he was the victim of a hate crime, Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts for filing false reports.

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Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime [Video]Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local..

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Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax [Video]Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count indictment. He's accused of falsely claiming to Chicago police that he had been the victim of a hate crime. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

R. Kelly's s*xual abuse trial in New York postponed to the summer [Video]R. Kelly's s*xual abuse trial in New York postponed to the summer

R. Kelly’s racketeering, s*xual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York has been postponed to July, so as not to conflict with the singer’s upcoming court dates in Chicago, Illinois.

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R. Kelly New York Trial Pushed Back To July [Video]R. Kelly New York Trial Pushed Back To July

A federal judge on Thursday delayed R. Kelly’s racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York to July 7. The move was made so it would not conflict with the singer’s upcoming..

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11 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in US [Video]11 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in US

Six of the confirmed cases are in California, with two in Chicago and one each in Massachusetts, Arizona and Washington state.

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Chance The Rapper To Host New 'Punk'd' [Video]Chance The Rapper To Host New 'Punk'd'

The Chicago rapper will be the new host of the latest version of the prank show "Punk'd," according to his tweets. I'm hosting PUNK'D on @Quibi NO ONE IS SAFE," Chance tweeted. The original version of..

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Health officials confirm second U.S. case of coronavirus [Video]Health officials confirm second U.S. case of coronavirus

Health officials in Chicago and at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday confirmed the second U.S. case of the new coronavirus from China in a Chicago woman, and said as many as..

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Zoo uses redundant Christmas trees to give animals a treat [Video]Zoo uses redundant Christmas trees to give animals a treat

A zoo near Chicago in the US used its redundant Christmas trees to give animals a post-holiday treat. View on euronews

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'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada [Video]'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada

Supertall skyscraper "The One" is set to become the tallest building in Canada at 309 meters once it is completed in Toronto later this year.

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Golden tower proposed for Toronto [Video]Golden tower proposed for Toronto

79-story golden tower planned for Toronto amid skyscraper boom

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Chicago West celebrates birthday with Minnie Mouse party [Video]Chicago West celebrates birthday with Minnie Mouse party

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West celebrated their youngest daughter Chicago's birthday with a Minnie Mouse-themed party on Wednesday (15.01.20).

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R. Kelly's girlfriend charged over apartment brawl [Video]R. Kelly's girlfriend charged over apartment brawl

R. Kelly’s girlfriend Joycelyn Savage has been charged with misdemeanour domestic battery after allegedly punching one of the incarcerated singer's former lovers at his Chicago, Illinois home.

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American strike in Iraq prompts anti-war protests in U.S. cities [Video]American strike in Iraq prompts anti-war protests in U.S. cities

Groups of protesters took to the streets in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to condemn the air strike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump that killed Iranian military commander..

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Actor Smollett pleads not guilty to new Chicago hoax charges; seeks stay, dismissal

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is..
Reuters - Published

Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges in Chicago, is released on bond

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of..
Reuters - Published

Chicago could see biggest snow of the season as winter storm targets Midwest, Northeast

A winter storm will bring snow to portions of the Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week, likely disrupting travel and closing schools.
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Jussie Smollett appears in court, faces new charges of lying to Chicago police

Jussie Smollett is expected to appear in criminal court in Chicago Monday on new charges related to a 2019 staged hate crime attack.
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Actor Jussie Smollett due for arraignment in Chicago on hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was due in court on Monday for arraignment on renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime he is..
Reuters - Published

Why Are African-American Families Leaving Chicago?

“It’s an American tragedy,” said a pastor whose congregants have been disappearing for years, heading to cities throughout the Midwest and the South.
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Ford v. Ferrari movie cars coming to Detroit, Kansas City, Chicago in tour

Cars from the movie "Ford v Ferrari" will be showcased in Chicago, Kansas City and Detroit on a tour.
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Rod Blagojevich Comes Home to Chicago, Defiant, ‘Bloody,’ Ready to Talk

Mr. Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, spoke of having his sentence for corruption commuted by President Trump and described himself as a “freed political prisoner.”
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Ex-Gov. Blagojevich, out of prison, returns home

Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. He returned home to..
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Winners and losers from Team LeBron's win over Team Giannis in 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Breaking down those who shined and those who had a rough night in the thrilling 69th NBA All-Star Game from Chicago.
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Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

There is an exodus of African-Americans from Chicago. Hardis White, 78, is one of those who left, and three generations of his family wrestled with staying or going.
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From the Chicago cop to the crying businessman, Trump's anecdotes often change with each telling

Donald Trump often shares personal stories to connect with voters. But important details in Trump's tales often change from one audience to the next.
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2020 NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago

The biggest names in the NBA hit the Windy City for the 69th All-Star Game. Check out the best shots from all of the weekend's festivities in Chicago.
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U.S. Border Patrol to send Tactical Unit officers to 'sanctuary cities'

The Trump administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, the latest move in a battle..
Reuters - Published

Nevada caucus week, NBA All-Star weekend, Daytona 500: 5 things to know this weekend

Nevada starts its caucus week while Iowa's fiasco lingers, NBA All-Star Weekend brings the top talent to Chicago and more to start your weekend.
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Obama makes surprise appearance at NBA event

Former President Barack Obama made an unannounced appearance Friday at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago with several of the league's top rookies, second-year..
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R. Kelly accused of sex with teen girl in 1990s as indictment is updated

Singer R. Kelly, already facing trial in three states on sexual abuse, child pornography, kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges, has been hit with an updated indictment in Chicago stemming from..
Reuters - Published

R. Kelly faces updated indictment on charges of sexual abuse of a minor

R. Kelly is facing a new indictment in Chicago federal court on charges of sexual abuse of a minor starting in 1997.
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U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner's bankruptcy plan

A federal judge on Wednesday said he was prepared to approve Philadelphia Energy Solutions' bankruptcy plan, including a $252 million sale of the oldest and largest East Coast oil refinery to..
Reuters - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, Weinstein, 'Parasite'

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago; Closing arguments next as Harvey Weinstein declines to testify at rape trial; "Parasite" team return home. (Feb. 12)  
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Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly..
Reuters - Published

Jussie Smollett indicted on new charges in connection to alleged Chicago attack

Jussie Smollett has been reportedly indicted by a Chicago special prosecutor in connection with an alleged hate crime he says he suffered last year.
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Prosecutors have thrown out nearly 100 convictions tied to 'rogue' Chicago cop

Prosecutors have overturned nearly 100 convictions tied to former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts.
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Check out the hot cars at Chicago's auto show

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show is open to the public Feb. 8 - 17.
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R. Kelly's sexual abuse trial in New York delayed to July

A federal judge on Thursday delayed R. Kelly's racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York to July 7, so it would not conflict with the singer's upcoming trial in a separate..
Reuters - Published

Uncertainty, face masks and worry in Illinois suburb where 2 coronavirus patients are treated

Protective face masks have been sold out for days in this northwest Chicago suburb, where two patients were being treated for coronavirus.
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NBA names All-Star Game reserves, including Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul

Fourteen players are named, including six who will be first-time All-Stars in Chicago on Feb. 16.
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1st US case of human-to-human spread of new virus

Health officials have reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China. The man is married to a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from a..
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Chicago man is first US case of person-to-person coronavirus spread

Health officials on Thursday reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of coronavirus – the second confirmed case in Illinois.  
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California Confirms Coronavirus Patient, Marking Third U.S. Case

The other two cases were in Washington State and Chicago.
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Chicago woman with coronavirus in good condition

A Chicago woman diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China is said to be in "good condition" health officials announced Friday. (Jan. 25)  
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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest for Friday, January 24th: Democratic prosecutors make their final case on impeachment; Trump speaks at anti-abortion rally; 2nd US case of deadly virus from China reported in Chicago;..
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Second US new virus case confirmed in Chicago

A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with a new virus from China, health officials said Friday. The woman, in her 60s, returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs..
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U.S. health officials confirm second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed a second U.S. case of the new coronavirus from China in a Chicago woman, and said as many as 63 potential cases were being..
Reuters - Published

NBA All-Star starters announced: LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo captains again

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are back as captains for the All-Star Game in Chicago. See who else will join them as starters on Feb. 16.
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Juice WRLD, Who Rapped About Drug Abuse, Died of Accidental Overdose, Autopsy Shows

The 21-year-old artist, whose real name was Jarad A. Higgins, went into convulsions during a drug raid at Midway Airport in Chicago.
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Zoo uses old Christmas trees for animal treat

Keepers at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago repurpose the zoo's discarded Christmas trees to give some animals a post holiday treat. (Jan. 22)  
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CDC expanding coronavirus screening to two more airports: Atlanta and Chicago O'Hare

Travelers flying between central China and the United States will now be routed through one of five airports with coronavirus screening.
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Condom conflict, ghost net, smart trash bins: News from around our 50 states

Chicago's infamous Lincoln Towing gets OK to keep truckin', pens allowed again in Detroit court, and more
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Allegiant continues push into major cities, with new Chicago, Boston, Houston flights

Rapidly growing no-frills carrier Allegiant Air is offering one-way introductory fares starting at $33 on some of its new routes.
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More than 1,000 Chicago flights canceled due to winter weather

More than 1,000 flights have been canceled in and out of Chicago according to the flight tracking service FlightAware.
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Chicago coyote captured after 2 suspected attacks

Police and animal control officers captured a coyote on Chicago's North Side Thursday night following two reported coyote attacks, including one where passersby said they had to pull a wild canine off..
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Chicago Coyote: Urban Attacks Are Rare, but Frightening

Two people were injured in Chicago, a reminder that as more coyotes move to the cities, some conflicts are inevitable.
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Attacks put focus on Chicago's urban coyotes

Authorities in Chicago are on the hunt for coyotes following two reported attacks in the city, including one that injured a six-year-old boy (Jan. 9)  
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Here's a first: Coyote bites man, child in Chicago

Two people, including a 5-year-old boy, were bitten by a coyote in Chicago Wednesday, the most recent in a string of coyote sightings.
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2 people were bitten by a coyote in Chicago, including a 5-year-old boy

Two people, including a 5-year-old boy, were bitten by a coyote in Chicago Wednesday, the most recent in a string of coyote sightings.  
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Armed man inside Ill. bank with at least 1 hostage

Police say customers or employees are stuck inside an Illinois bank with an armed robber. Police surrounded Heritage Credit Union in Rockford, 90 miles northwest of Chicago. The incident began around..
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