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Illinois: State of the United States of America
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.

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Videos for Illinois

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Illinois Governor Signs Bill To Teach History Of Marginalized Groups [Video]Illinois Governor Signs Bill To Teach History Of Marginalized Groups

Starting 2020, Illinois public school will be required to include LGBTQ history in their curriculums. According to the Huffington Post, Gov. J.B. Pritzer signed House Bill 246 on August 9th, 2019. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Petition By Walmart Employee Reaches 45,000 Signatures [Video]Petition By Walmart Employee Reaches 45,000 Signatures

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Trump Postpones Florida Trip After Mass Shootings [Video]Trump Postpones Florida Trip After Mass Shootings

Donald Trump will postpone a trip to Florida due to the mass shootings in Texas, Ohio, and Illinois over the weekend. Trump condemned racism and white supremacy but did not address criticisms that his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

R. Kelly charged in Minnesota with soliciting sex from minor [Video]R. Kelly charged in Minnesota with soliciting sex from minor

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

R. Kelly Faces Bail Hearing [Video]R. Kelly Faces Bail Hearing

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Sea lion pup makes its debut at Illinois zoo [Video]Sea lion pup makes its debut at Illinois zoo

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Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Illinois Becomes First State To Legalize Marijuana Sales Through The Legislature [Video]Illinois Becomes First State To Legalize Marijuana Sales Through The Legislature

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Former student convicted of killing Chinese scholar [Video]Former student convicted of killing Chinese scholar

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Teens charged after homeowner shoots 14-year-old

An Illinois homeowner shot a 14-year-old during a burglary attempt, but the five teens with the 14-year-old are being charged with his murder.  
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Homeowner shot a 14-year-old during burglary attempt. The 5 other teens with him were charged with murder

Six teens were attempting to burglarize a vehicle in Illinois. The homeowner shot one of them and now the remaining 5 are being charged with murder.
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Lawsuit takes aim at vaping company Juul

In recent weeks, public health officials in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin warned of possible lung damage in teenagers caused by e-cigarettes. There's a new lawsuit against Juul, the number one..
CBS News - Published

Illinois public schools to teach LGBTQ history

Four other states have similar laws requiring LGBTQ history be taught in public schools
CBS News - Published

High taxes, fees make Chicago casino 'not financially feasible'

A high tax and fee structure mandated by an Illinois law for Chicago's first casino would make the project "generally not financially feasible" regardless of where it was located, according to an..
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