Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region 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 is often 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.
A zoo in Illinois zoo was forced to euthanize one of its flamingo after being hit by a rock thrown by an elementary school student. The Miller Park Zoo told the Bloomington Pentagraph newspaper, that a..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, tornadoes killed at least three people in southwest Missouri and slammed into the state capital just before midnight, while rescue workers in Jefferson..
Broadcasting & Cable reports that former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined ABC News as an on-air contributor. Emanuel departed City Hall May 20 as Lori Lightfoot was named the new mayor of Chicago...
New York-based AI SpaceFactory wins $500,000 from NASA after successfully 3D printing a one-third scale building made out of materials that could be found on Mars, demonstrating a system that could one..
According to a report by Newser, an autopsy for Andrew Freund, the 5 year-old Illinois boy reported missing on April 18th and found dead early Wednesday after his father allegedly provided police with..
Measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 20o0 but has come back and surpassed the highest number on record since then. According to CNN, there have been 681 measles cases in 22 states in just 2019. Some..
The body of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, who was reported missing from his Crystal Lake, Illinois home last week, was discovered buried in a shallow grave on Wednesday and his parents were arrested..
According to a report by CNN, police looking for a 5 year-old Illinois boy reported missing from his home say they're focusing on the residence after determining its likely he neither was abducted nor..
Newser reports that a US magistrate has ordered the Ohio man who lied to authorities about being a missing child from Illinois to be held without bond. Authorities in Kentucky charged 23-year old Brian..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, federal prosecutors charges a 23 year-old former convict with making false statements after he claimed to be Illinois teen Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing..
Federal prosecutors on Friday charged 23-year-old former convict, Brian Michael Rini, with making false statements after he claimed to be Illinois teen Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing in 2011 after..
Illinois would spend $41.5 billion over six years to rebuild roads, bridges, schools and other facilities that have fallen into "dire shape," under a preliminary plan floated by Governor J.B. Pritzker.. Reuters - Published
The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment
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