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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 portions of the northwest city limits 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 nation.


Brigid Kosgei breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon record

Brigid Kosgei claims a new women's marathon world record in Chicago, beating the time set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003.
BBC News - Published

Chicago's flood of Paralympians underscores depth of wheelchair marathon talent

The participation of 27 Paralympians and a big increase in prize money could make Sunday's Chicago Marathon wheelchair race the most competitive yet.
Reuters - Published

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Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record [Video]Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record

Brigid Koskei knocks 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old marathon world record with victory in Chicago.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier [Video]Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier

Fans and fellow athletes marvel at Kipchoge's marathon run

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:32Published

Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team [Video]Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Tearfuil Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

Chicago Teachers Strike October 17 If No Deal [Video]Chicago Teachers Strike October 17 If No Deal

(Reuters) - Chicago teachers will go on strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district on Oct. 17, if their protracted labor negotiations with the city does not result in a new contract,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

'Don't know cause' of vaping-related illnesses: CDC [Video]'Don't know cause' of vaping-related illnesses: CDC

Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday told a Congressional panel that the cause of vaping-related deaths was unknown and that 'no single product, brand,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

You Should Get Out More: Families Are Fleeing From These US Cities [Video]You Should Get Out More: Families Are Fleeing From These US Cities

A new study has identified the cities where the most American families with children are choosing to leave. Some of the biggest and most expensive US cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Parents speak out about the risks of vaping [Video]Parents speak out about the risks of vaping

Tim and Ruby Johnson are urging that all children be educated about the dangers of vaping after their daughter nearly died from vaping-associated pneumonia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Chicago Mayor Announces Eight Hundred Million Dollar Deficit [Video]Chicago Mayor Announces Eight Hundred Million Dollar Deficit

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city facing a $838 million deficit. According to Reuters, it comes from growing costs of personnel, pensions and debt. Lighfoot warned there would have to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published


Kipchoge's marathon landmark could push faster times in Chicago, director says

Eliud Kipchoge's sub two-hour marathon could push runners to set faster times in Sunday's Chicago marathon, race director Carey Pinkowski said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Uber launches job app for gig economy workers

Starting in Chicago, Uber Works will allow casual workers to compare pay rates and sign up for shifts.
BBC News - Published

Chicago teachers to go on strike on October 17 if no deal is reached

Chicago teachers will go on strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district on Oct. 17, if their protracted labor negotiations with the city does not result in a new contract, the..
Reuters - Published

Catering truck spins out of control at airport

A worker had to intervene after a catering truck lost control at O'Hare International airport in Chicago.
BBC News - Published

Chicago teachers authorize strike against third-largest U.S. public school district

Chicago teachers locked in protracted labor negotiations with the city have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district as soon as next month, their..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor tells investors she will tackle city's fiscal woes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday tried to reassure investors in the city's debt that she will take on big financial problems, while providing no new clues as to how she plans to accomplish the..
Reuters - Published

Travel agent charged with scamming Delta out of 42 million reward miles

A manager at a Chicago travel agency has been charged with "illegally reaping" more than 42 million Delta Air Lines miles worth more than $1.75 million by registering customers as employees on the..
Reuters - Published

Chicago brokerage to pay $1.5 million for cyber attack lapses: U.S. CFTC

The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday that a Chicago-based futures brokerage will pay a total of $1.5 million for letting cyber criminals breach the firm's email systems..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor warns of 'hard choices' to deal with $838 million budget deficit

Chicago faces an $838 million deficit in its upcoming budget, the largest in the city's recent history, due to growing costs for personnel, pensions and debt, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago Public Schools budget passes amid discord with teachers

The Chicago Board of Education approved a $7.7 billion fiscal 2020 budget on Wednesday, rejecting a call to delay a vote on the spending plan by the district's teachers union, which is eyeing a..
Reuters - Published

Special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett's case: judge

A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to investigate the case involving ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's allegation that he was the victim of a racist attack, which authorities have..
Reuters - Published

R Kelly misses court hearing in Chicago after 'refusing transport'

The R&B singer's lawyer says moving him is a "large undertaking" after he misses a hearing.
BBC 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..
Reuters - Published

Mothers gunned down in Chicago during anti-crime street vigil

An SUV's occupants opened fire on the mothers as they held an event aimed at curbing gun violence.
BBC News - Published

Ex-Oxford University employee guilty of US murder

Newly-released court documents reveal details of Andrew Warren's crime in Chicago in 2017.
BBC News - Published

Laquan McDonald: Chicago officers fired for alleged cover-up of shooting

Chicago's Police Board found four officers had exaggerated the threat of the black teen who was killed.
BBC News - Published

Four Chicago police officers fired for cover-up in Laquan McDonald killing

A Chicago police panel on Thursday fired four officers over the shooting death of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, in 2014, a case that highlighted racial tension in the United States' third-largest..
Reuters - Published

Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches reptile

An elusive alligator residing in a Chicago lagoon was caught early on Tuesday after the reptile, thought to be an abandoned pet, captivated locals for nearly a week.
Reuters - Published

R&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex-crime charges

Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges after having been indicted there and in New York, his lawyer and a law enforcement source said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. charges ex-Illinois software engineer with taking stolen trade secrets to China

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday said a software engineer has been indicted on charges he stole trade secrets from the suburban Chicago locomotive manufacturer where he once worked and took them to China.
Reuters - Published

Later alligator: Chicago wants scaly resident out of local lagoon

An alligator has taken up residence in a Chicago lagoon, surprising locals after a winter of polar temperatures in the third-largest U.S. city.
Reuters - Published

Wrong Chicago family takes 'brother' off life support amid mistaken identity

The family of a Chicago man sues the city and a hospital after a dying patient was misidentified.
BBC News - Published

Three stabbed in fight at July Fourth celebration in Chicago

Three people were stabbed and seriously injured during a fight at an Independence Day fireworks show in Chicago and more than a dozen were injured as many of the crowd fled, police and media reports..
Reuters - Published

Harvey Weinstein hires two new attorneys ahead of sex assault trial

Harvey Weinstein, the former Hollywood movie mogul, has hired two lawyers from a Chicago-based firm to join the legal team representing him in his September trial on rape and sexual assault charges,..
Reuters - Published

Airlines cancel more Boeing 737 MAX flights as some crash victims refuse to settle

Southwest Airlines Co will not schedule Boeing 737 MAX flights until at least Oct. 1, the airline said on Thursday, just as the families of some Ethiopian Airline crash victims told a Chicago judge..
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge orders Boeing to turn over documents in 737 MAX crash litigation

A Chicago judge on Thursday ordered Boeing Co to turn over documents on the development of its 737 MAX aircraft after lawyers representing some Ethiopian Airlines crash victims said their clients were..
Reuters - Published

Chicago waitress placed on leave after Eric Trump said she spit on him

A Chicago bar has placed one of its waitresses on leave after Eric Trump, the younger son of President Donald Trump, said the woman spit on him, the business said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Eric Trump says waitress spat on him at Chicago cocktail bar

President Donald Trump's son called the alleged incident a "purely disgusting act."
BBC News - Published

Two Chicago-area men convicted of providing support to Islamic State

Two Chicago-area men were found guilty on Thursday of supporting Islamic State in a federal case in which one of them was accused of saying he hoped to see the jihadist group's flag over the White..
Reuters - Published

R&B Singer R. Kelly pleads not guilty to new felony sexual assault counts

Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse at a Chicago court hearing on Thursday, after prosecutors expanded an indictment against the Grammy Award winner..
Reuters - Published

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow sports betting, approve Chicago casino

A major gambling expansion in Illinois that will give Chicago its first casino, allow betting on sports and raise money for a massive infrastructure program won final approval on Sunday in the state..
Reuters - Published

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post

The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign..
Reuters - Published

Chicago: Strangled Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby 'cut from body'

chicago: strangled marlen ochoa-lopez's baby 'cut from body'
It is believed the 19-year-old was lured to an address to collect free clothes for her unborn baby.
BBC News - Published

Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for plot to blow up Chicago bar

An Illinois man was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison for attempting to set off what he thought was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar in 2012, a federal prosecutor said.
Reuters - Published

Three dead, one still missing, after Chicago-area plant blast

Searchers have found the body of a third worker killed after a massive explosion and fire at a Chicago-area silicone plant, a fire official said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. NTSB to investigate Illinois chemical spill that sent 37 to hospitals

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate a chemical spill in a small Illinois village north of Chicago on Thursday that sent 37 people to hospitals and forced nearby..
Reuters - Published

Illinois chemical spill sends 31 to hospitals, forces shelter in place

A chemical spill in a small Illinois village north of Chicago on Thursday sent at least 31 people to hospitals and forced nearby residents to shut their windows and shelter in place, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

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