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  2. Chicago - Wikipedia

    As the seat of Cook County (the second-most populous U.S. county ), the city is the center of the Chicago metropolitan area, one of the largest in the world . On the shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed.

  3. LIVE | Chicago Heights fire near me: Large blaze breaks out at...

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- A massive fire broke out at a Chicago Heights warehouse on Monday morning, city spokesperson David Ormsby said. The blaze has been raging on near 11th and...

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  5. An Endorsement Guide to the 2023 Chicago Mayoral Election

    The Chicago mayoral race is heating up on a day of several major endorsements just weeks away from the election, NBC 5’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports. The Chicago municipal election is less...

  6. City of Chicago

    The City of Chicago is located on land that is and has long been a center for Native peoples. The area is the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, or the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Nations consider this area their traditional homeland, including the Myaamia, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Wea, Kickapoo, and Mascouten.

  7. Meet Chicago 2023 mayoral candidate Willie Wilson - Axios Chicago

    As part of our ongoing series to show a fresh side of this year's mayoral hopefuls, we present our Q&A with Willie Wilson. The candidate: Wilson, a Chicago businessman, ran for mayor in 2015 and 2019. He also ran for president in 2016 and the U.S. Senate in 2020. Born in Louisiana, Wilson came to Chicago in the 1960s.

  8. Chicago rent prices are still high, for now - Axios Chicago

    Rent is still getting pricier in Chicago, but renters are faring better here than in much of the U.S. . Driving the news: In the fourth quarter of 2022, the average asking rent in Chicago was $1,830, up 8.2% from a year earlier, per economic research firm Moody's Analytics. Still, that percentage is lower than the national average. Why it matters: Affordability concerns are starting to weigh ...

  9. Chicago, city, seat of Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. With a population hovering near three million, Chicago is the state’s largest and the country’s third most populous city. In addition, the greater Chicagoland area—which encompasses northeastern Illinois and extends into southeastern Wisconsin and northwestern Indiana —is the country’s third largest metropolitan area and the dominant metropolis of the Midwest.

  10. 13-year-old boy brings loaded handgun to Evanston middle school

    A 13-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a middle school in Evanston Monday morning, according to police. The student had been showing the gun to classmates at Chute Middle School, but the ...

  11. Chicago (band) - Wikipedia

    Chicago is an American rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. The group began calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968, then shortened the name in 1969. Self-described as a " rock and roll band with horns ", Chicago's songs often combine elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music .