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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 a small portion of the northwest side of the city 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 United States.

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Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of many undelivered 737 MAX jets

Boeing Co has found debris in the fuel tanks of dozens of undelivered 737 MAX jets amid ongoing inspections as the Chicago-based planemaker struggles to restore the trust of airlines and the wider..
Reuters - Published

Tributes paid to Bryant as Team LeBron beat Team Giannis at NBA All-Star Game

Emotional tributes are paid to Kobe Bryant as Team LeBron beat Team Giannis by two points at the 69th NBA All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

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Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game [Video]Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game

Jennifer Hudson performed and led an eight-second silence to Kobe Bryant at the NBA All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday (02.16.20).

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:03Published

Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis [Video]Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant MVP award as Team LeBron downs Team Giannis 157-155 in close fought NBA All-Star Game

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the All-Star Game MVP award permanently named for Kobe

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe

NBA All-Star Game captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokuonmpo excited to be part of weekend but still feeling Kobe's death

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:32Published

Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game [Video]Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

Hudson, a Chicago native, will perform before player introductions at the 69th All-Star Game on Sunday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News [Video]Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News

Rick Moranis is returning for the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' reboot, Rose McGowan is slamming Natalie Portman's Oscars ensemble statement and Jussie Smollett has been indicted in Chicago. These are the..

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 03:39Published

Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News [Video]Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News

Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by a special prosecutor relating to an alleged hate crime hoax a year ago, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:21Published

How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack [Video]How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack

A year after claiming he was the victim of a hate crime, Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts for filing false reports.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:36Published

Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime [Video]Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax [Video]Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count indictment. He's accused of falsely claiming to Chicago police that he had been the victim of a hate crime. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

R. Kelly's s*xual abuse trial in New York postponed to the summer [Video]R. Kelly's s*xual abuse trial in New York postponed to the summer

R. Kelly’s racketeering, s*xual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York has been postponed to July, so as not to conflict with the singer’s upcoming court dates in Chicago, Illinois.

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R. Kelly New York Trial Pushed Back To July [Video]R. Kelly New York Trial Pushed Back To July

A federal judge on Thursday delayed R. Kelly’s racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York to July 7. The move was made so it would not conflict with the singer’s upcoming..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

11 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in US [Video]11 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in US

Six of the confirmed cases are in California, with two in Chicago and one each in Massachusetts, Arizona and Washington state.

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Chance The Rapper To Host New 'Punk'd' [Video]Chance The Rapper To Host New 'Punk'd'

The Chicago rapper will be the new host of the latest version of the prank show "Punk'd," according to his tweets. I'm hosting PUNK'D on @Quibi NO ONE IS SAFE," Chance tweeted. The original version of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Health officials confirm second U.S. case of coronavirus [Video]Health officials confirm second U.S. case of coronavirus

Health officials in Chicago and at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday confirmed the second U.S. case of the new coronavirus from China in a Chicago woman, and said as many as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Zoo uses redundant Christmas trees to give animals a treat [Video]Zoo uses redundant Christmas trees to give animals a treat

A zoo near Chicago in the US used its redundant Christmas trees to give animals a post-holiday treat. View on euronews

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

'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada [Video]'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada

Supertall skyscraper "The One" is set to become the tallest building in Canada at 309 meters once it is completed in Toronto later this year.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:53Published

Golden tower proposed for Toronto [Video]Golden tower proposed for Toronto

79-story golden tower planned for Toronto amid skyscraper boom

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:58Published

Chicago West celebrates birthday with Minnie Mouse party [Video]Chicago West celebrates birthday with Minnie Mouse party

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West celebrated their youngest daughter Chicago's birthday with a Minnie Mouse-themed party on Wednesday (15.01.20).

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:09Published

R. Kelly's girlfriend charged over apartment brawl [Video]R. Kelly's girlfriend charged over apartment brawl

R. Kelly’s girlfriend Joycelyn Savage has been charged with misdemeanour domestic battery after allegedly punching one of the incarcerated singer's former lovers at his Chicago, Illinois home.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

American strike in Iraq prompts anti-war protests in U.S. cities [Video]American strike in Iraq prompts anti-war protests in U.S. cities

Groups of protesters took to the streets in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to condemn the air strike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump that killed Iranian military commander..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

 

U.S. Border Patrol to send Tactical Unit officers to 'sanctuary cities'

The Trump administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, the latest move in a battle..
Reuters - Published

R. Kelly accused of sex with teen girl in 1990s as indictment is updated

Singer R. Kelly, already facing trial in three states on sexual abuse, child pornography, kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges, has been hit with an updated indictment in Chicago stemming from..
Reuters - Published

US doctor cites vaccination 'regrets' in suicide note

The Chicago doctor's note suggests he had become "averse" to vaccination and may have falsified records.
BBC News - Published

U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner's bankruptcy plan

A federal judge on Wednesday said he was prepared to approve Philadelphia Energy Solutions' bankruptcy plan, including a $252 million sale of the oldest and largest East Coast oil refinery to..
Reuters - Published

Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly..
Reuters - Published

R. Kelly's sexual abuse trial in New York delayed to July

A federal judge on Thursday delayed R. Kelly's racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York to July 7, so it would not conflict with the singer's upcoming trial in a separate..
Reuters - Published

Rapper convicted of having his mother murdered

Chicago rapper Young QC ordered a hitman to kill his mum and then withdrew all her savings.
BBC News - Published

Kobe Bryant: NBA to honour basketball great in All-Star Game

The NBA will honour Kobe Bryant with a change of format in next month's All-Star Game in Chicago.
BBC News - Published

First US person-to-person transmission

Health officials in Chicago report the US’s first person-to-person transmission of the deadly virus.
BBC News - Published

U.S. health officials confirm second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed a second U.S. case of the new coronavirus from China in a Chicago woman, and said as many as 63 potential cases were being..
Reuters - Published

Disease that killed millions of China's pigs poses global threat

Bettie the beagle, a detector dog for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, picked up the scent of pork on a woman arriving from China at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Reuters - Published

Party to honor Chicago shooting victim ends with 13 wounded: police

Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a party on Chicago's south side intended to honor the victim of an earlier shooting, police said, adding that they have identified two people they consider..
Reuters - Published

Thirteen people shot at Chicago house party, police say

Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a house party on Chicago's south side, police said, adding that they have identified two people they consider of interest to the investigation.
Reuters - Published

Chicago government van de-icing the road

The Chicago local government vehicle was de-icing the road when it lost control.
BBC News - Published

Drugs and guns found on Juice Wrld's jet, police say

Police in Chicago say the rapper suffered a seizure as they questioned his entourage at in airport.
BBC News - Published

Juice Wrld: US rapper dies aged 21 'after seizure at airport'

The rapper best known for viral hit Lucid Dreams reportedly suffered a seizure at a Chicago airport.
BBC News - Published

Bye-bye, birdie: Study finds North American birds getting smaller

Since 1978, researchers have scooped up and measured tens of thousands of birds that died after crashing into buildings in Chicago during spring and fall migrations. Their work has documented what..
Reuters - Published

North America's bird shrinkage documented, with a crash and a splat

Since 1978, researchers have scooped up and measured tens of thousands of birds that died after crashing into buildings in Chicago during spring and fall migrations. Their work has documented what..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his retirement, accusing him of lying

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday even though he was about to retire, accusing him of lying to her about an incident in October when patrol officers found..
Reuters - Published

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot fires police chief for lying about Oct. 17 incident: mayor's office

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired the city's police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, accusing him of lying to her about an incident on the night of Oct. 17 when he was found asleep in his car.
Reuters - Published

Chicago police officer suspended for slamming man to ground during arrest

A Chicago police officer was suspended this week after video recorded by a bystander showed him hurling a man forcefully onto the sidewalk during an arrest, in footage described by Mayor Lori Lightfoot..
Reuters - Published

Uber drives up prices for shared rides, Chicago data reveals

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
Reuters - Published

Chicago approves traffic congestion tax on ride-hailing services

A proposal to combat traffic congestion in Chicago by increasing taxes on certain ride-hailing trips won city council approval on Tuesday as the city and ride providers accused each other of penalizing..
Reuters - Published

Uber's carpool pricing strategy revealed by Chicago fare data

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
Reuters - Published

McDonald's employees in Chicago sue over workplace violence

McDonald's Corp employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the..
Reuters - Published

Jussie Smollett suing Chicago for malicious prosecution

The Empire actor claims he's been caused "humiliation and extreme distress" by the city.
BBC News - Published

Chicago school board OKs teachers contract, amended budget

The Chicago Board of Education gave final approval on Wednesday to a five-year teachers contract that ended an 11-day strike last month and also passed an amended fiscal 2020 budget that relies on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago's cold blast spells concern for the city's homeless

Homeless advocates in Chicago were closely monitoring wind chill temperatures on Tuesday as an early season blast of arctic air swept across the eastern two-thirds of the United States.
Reuters - Published

Former LA top cop Beck named Chicago's interim police superintendent

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was made Chicago's interim police superintendent on Friday, taking the temporary challenge of leading the second-largest force in the United States.
Reuters - Published

Chicago teen charged in Halloween shooting that wounded girl

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Chicago on Halloween that critically wounded a 7-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while..
Reuters - Published

Teachers strike taught Chicago's new mayor tough lessons: analysts

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made strategic errors in the first major fight of her tenure, an 11-day teachers' strike, but may have learned lessons that will prove useful as she confronts immense city..
Reuters - Published

School's back for 300,000 Chicago students after 11-day teachers' strike

Chicago teachers returned to work on Friday after a grueling 11-day strike as parents hoped the deal struck between the teachers' union and district would improve their children's education.
Reuters - Published

Stray bullet in Chicago wounds 7-year-old girl who was trick or treating

A 7-year-old girl who was trick or treating in Chicago on Thursday for Halloween was critically wounded when she was struck by a stray bullet, police said.
Reuters - Published

After 11 days, Chicago teachers strike to end as union, mayor reach deal

Chicago teachers will end their 11-day strike against the third-largest U.S. school system after their union and district officials reached a tentative settlement on Thursday of a labor battle that..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers' union, mayor reach deal to end 11-day strike

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday that the city's teachers' union had reached a deal to end an 11-day strike and that school would resume for the city's 300,000 public school students on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor says deal reached to end teachers' strike

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday that the city's teachers' union had reached a deal to end an 11-day strike and that school would resume for the city's 300,000 public school students on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor seeks 'spirit of compromise' as teachers strike hits 11th day

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on the city's teacher's union to embrace a "spirit of compromise" as a strike that has kept 300,000 public students away from school extended into an 11th day on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers, mayor trade blame as strike extends into 11th day

The Chicago teachers union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at one another over who was to blame as a strike that caused 300,000 public school students to miss classes extended into an 11th day on..
Reuters - Published

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