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.
U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to pull American troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military incursion has provoked a rare rebuke from leading members of his own Republican party. Zachary..
A 22-year-old man who allegedly drove his SUV into an Illinois mall on Sept. 20 has been charged with terrorism. Javier Garcia allegedly entered the Sears store at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. He..
United Auto Worker union members aren't the only ones fed up with management. According to Business Insider, more than 6,500 nurses will participate in a 24-hour strike on September 20, 2019. Nurses in..
Vape juice has been tied to a mysterious crop of hundreds of lung illnesses across the US. Business Insider reports multiple people have been hospitalized. Some have gone into medically-induced comas...
A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. This is amid reports that dozens of people have been sickened with lung problems linked to vaping. The..
For the first time, we are hearing from the family of a 9-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting a deadly fire at the family home in Illinois. Kyle Alwood is charged with five counts of.. CBS News - Published
Members of Congress from both parties are voicing their opinions on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump at town halls in their home districts. For some Democrats in mostly Republican.. CBS News - Published
Dr. David Eisenberg and his wife Dr. Erin King are both abortion providers. King is based in Illinois, while Eisenberg practices in Missouri, where women face more restrictions. In the last few years,.. CBS News - Published
Thousands of women are now driving from Missouri to Illinois to get an abortion. One woman from Missouri named Oriel allowed CBS News to follow her journey, as she sought a medication abortion in.. CBS News - Published
Women's health provider Planned Parenthood is set to open a large facility in western Illinois this month that will provide abortion access for women in Missouri as officials there aim to shutter the.. Reuters - Published
Planned Parenthood is opening a new "mega-clinic" in southern Illinois, close to states where abortion access is restricted. CBS News reporter Kate Smith got exclusive access to the facility and joined.. CBS News - Published
More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains have been found on the Illinois property of a recently deceased doctor who performed abortions, the Will County sheriff's office said in a statement. Reuters - Published
An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for more than a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. Attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf.. USATODAY.com - Published
This year, states across the Midwest and South have been busy passing laws to restrict access to abortions, but in Illinois lawmakers did just the opposite. CBS News reporter Kate Smith attended one.. CBS News - Published
Here's the latest for Tuesday, September 10th: John Bolton out as national security adviser; At least 31 killed, dozens injured during Iraq Ashoura procession; Train derails in Illinois; Sequel to "The.. USATODAY.com - Published
An 18-year-old from Gurnee, Illinois has been hospitalized since last week. He says he vaped with THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana, and became feverish soon after. When he started vomiting and.. CBS News - Published
An Illinois judge on Thursday ruled that a petition by taxpayers aiming to challenge the constitutionality of $16 billion of the state's general obligation bonds was political in nature and cannot.. Reuters - Published
Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh is challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns talks about the difficulties that lie ahead for.. CBS News - Published
The vaping epidemic may have taken a deadly turn: Illinois is reporting the first possible death in the United States linked to e-cigarette smoking. The death comes as federal health officials are.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in.. Reuters - Published
A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened.. Reuters - Published
An Illinois child welfare agency under fire for some high-profile deaths is giving workers hands-on training. Trainees walk through mock homes and role-play scenarios with actors to prepare for.. USATODAY.com - Published
Two more people accused of mass shooting threats are under arrest. In the weeks after the deadly shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, police have broken up alleged plots.. CBS News - Published
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