Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes Regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP),
the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, 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, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to 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.
Brooke Meritt and Cody Wells One couple in America have not let the coronavirus pandemic ruin their big day, after their wedding in Las Vegas was cancelled. Brooke Meritt, 42, and Cody Wells, 35, from..
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Ohio and Louisiana are the latest states to enact broad lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, nearly one in three Americans were ordered to stay home on Sunday. The..
New polls reveal most voters in Democratic presidential contests in three states on Tuesday chose Joe Biden over Bernie Sanders. Reuters reports the polls found seven of 10 voters in Florida and six of..
Associated Press On Tuesday Ohio announced it was relocating 128 polling places out of nursing homes before the primary on March 17. Other states with upcoming primary votes, like Illinois and Florida,..
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders prepared for the upcoming elections in the Midwest. While Sanders began leading the party’s race, Biden surpassed his delegate count on..
Walmart Inc said on Sunday that federal drive-thru coronavirus testing sites have been set up in parking lots of its stores in Northlake and Joliet, Illinois to test first responders and healthcare.. Reuters - Published
New Jersey's governor was expected on Saturday to follow four other states - California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut - demanding that millions of Americans close up shop and stay home to slow.. Reuters - Published
New York and Illinois on Friday followed California in telling tens of millions of people to stay at home in the most sweeping measures the United States has taken so far to try to contain the.. Reuters - Published
Three U.S. states - California, New York and Illinois - have issued similar statewide "stay at home" orders directing more than 72 million residents to remain in their homes for the foreseeable future.. Reuters - Published
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday ordered all state residents to remain in their homes except for essentials, joining similar dramatic efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the.. USATODAY.com - Published
New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois were preparing to follow the lead set by California and New York in telling people to stay mostly inside. The Federal Reserve moved to backstop municipal money.. NYTimes.com - Published
Public health officials in Illinois say three more people in the state have died after contracting the coronavirus and 422 people statewide have tested positive for the disease caused by the virus... USATODAY.com - Published
Joe Biden rolled to blowout victories in Tuesday's three Democratic presidential primaries, expanding his lead in the race to challenge President Donald Trump in November and increasing pressure on.. Reuters - Published
Most voters in Democratic presidential primaries in Illinois, Florida and Arizona said they trusted Joe Biden to handle a major crisis more than Bernie Sanders, according to Edison Research, as many.. Reuters - Published
Joe Biden swept to easy victories in Florida and Illinois on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to.. USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
Joe Biden coasted to a blowout victory over Bernie Sanders in Florida's Democratic presidential primary and was projected to win Illinois on Tuesday, edging closer to the nomination to face President.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Democratic presidential nominating battle moved on to three more states - Florida, Illinois and Arizona - on Tuesday as the country grappled with the spreading coronavirus. Reuters - Published
Ohio will seek to postpone its presidential primary while Florida, Arizona and Illinois move ahead with voting on Tuesday amid growing concerns about the coronavirus that has shut down schools,.. Reuters - Published
Detainees at Cook County Jail in Chicago are going to the polls in jail for the first time in the state's history. The voting is the result of a new law that requires the state's largest county to set.. USATODAY.com - Published
Florida is pushing forward with Tuesday's primary election, although the virus outbreak is causing headaches as polling places are moved and workers drop out. Illinois, Ohio and Arizona elections will.. USATODAY.com - Published
Elections officials in Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Arizona, the next states on the primary calendar, are taking extra precautions but have expressed confidence that voting can be held safely. NYTimes.com - Published
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asked state's major sports team owners to cancel games or play without fans until May 1 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.. USATODAY.com - Published
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Wednesday canceled political rallies in Florida and Illinois due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and replaced them with what his campaign.. Reuters - Published
Mr. Schock, a Republican, resigned from Congress in 2015 after he came under fire for lavish spending. His announcement prompted criticism about his voting record on L.G.B.T. issues. NYTimes.com - Published