Chicago (i/ʃˈkɑːɡ/ or /ʃˈkɔːɡ/) is the third most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwest. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago is the seat of Cook County.

Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; it also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranked seventh in the world in the 2014 Global Cities Index.As of 2014, Chicago had the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States at US$610.5 billion.

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2021 NFL mock draft: QB moves rock the latest update with five in the first round

Canton Repository 22 Feb 2021
Jarrett Bell ... But should they be? ... 1 ... 2 ... Chicago Bears ... Chicago seems to be in quarterback purgatory ... It's not a good situation for Chicago ... Six quarterback options for Chicago Bears now that Carson Wentz is off the table ... Hello, Sam Howell ... Chicago's offensive line play is suspect, and a player like Jenkins could work into the starting mix straightaway.21....

Chinese Lunar New Year Comes Friday

CBS Sports 12 Feb 2021
CHICAGO (CBS) — Say goodbye to the Year of the Rat and hello to the Year of ......

CircleIt, a generational communication platform - reaches 1 million downloads globally

Crossville Chronicle 10 Feb 2021
CHICAGO, Feb ... This one-million milestone comes in the wake of a recent press surge surrounding the Chicago-based startup's unique solution to a global problem. Chicago Inno quotes Shaikh ... CircleIt, founded in 2018, is a Chicago-based startup with 17 employees ...

Heat dig deep, hold off Knicks 98-96 to sweep home-and-home

Hastings Tribune 10 Feb 2021
MIAMI (AP) — A Heat-Knicks game, down to the wire, just like old times. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo made sure it wouldn't get away from Miami ... Elfrid Payton led the Knicks with 18 points, and Derrick Rose — in his first game back with New York — had 14 off the bench ... TIP-INS. New York ... 27, 2018, when Atlanta made three against Chicago. HELLO, AGAIN ... ....

Jason DeRusha’s Top Pizzas In 2021

CBS Sports 09 Feb 2021
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tuesday is National Pizza Day, so Jason DeRusha put together a list of his favorite pizzas in Minnesota ... BAR STYLE ... Paul ... Frankie’s Chicago Style, New Hope ... SLICE. Hello Pizza, Minneapolis ... Paul....

New Sparks guard Erica Wheeler is ‘super-excited’ about opportunity

LA Daily News 04 Feb 2021
From undrafted rookie in 2015, to a four-year starter for the Indiana Fever, to 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP to L.A. Spark ... The same day, former Sparks stars Chelsea Gray was introduced by the Las Vegas Aces and Candace Parker said her hellos as a new member of the Chicago Sky ... Candace Parker introduced by Chicago Sky, says there’s no place like home....

Double duty: ‘Emily in Paris’ star Lily Collins plays the audience’s proxy in ‘Mank’

Albuquerque Journal 22 Jan 2021
She’s the Emily from Chicago who takes a job in Paris in the fan favorite series “Emily in Paris,” recently renewed for a second season, and she has a pivotal supporting role in David Fincher’s Oscar-magnet biopic “Mank,” playing “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J ...Oh, my God, that’s so funny, that’s so true, hello!” comes the reply....

In a pandemic wedding trend, couples are turning to Zoom elopements, with just 2 people ...

Hastings Tribune 21 Jan 2021
The cake was from Costco, the food was Italian takeout, the venue was the couple’s Oak Park, Illinois, family room ... The 15-minute ceremony was followed by a Champagne toast and phone calls to family and friends ... For us, it was perfect.” ... a Las Vegas elopement ... “I walk around the kitchen, saying, ‘Hello, wife.’ It feels nice.”. ©2021 Chicago Tribune ... ....

Chicago music community mourns punk, noise musician Alejandro Morales: ‘He was invincible’

Chicago Sun-Times 19 Jan 2021
Morales had some quirks — he was fascinated with clowns and Hello Kitty, friends say — but he was best known for the boundless enthusiasm with which he supported Chicago’s musical community, happy to ride for whichever local act happened to be playing that night....

Eddie Payton’s museum of memories

Herald-Standard 03 Jan 2021
“I told him what you need to do is call Chicago (Bears) and ask Walter.”. For all the plays the two brothers made on the field, their best memories came after the game when two kids from Columbia could say hello to their mother Alyne. “The first half she was on Chicago’s side and ......

Country Scene: COVID-19 walloped country music in 2020

The Star Democrat 30 Dec 2020
Wading through a never-ending cesspool of tragic events that surrounded country music over the past 12 months, last week I mentally started formulating a year-in-review story ...Sam Stone,” “Hello in There,” “Souvenirs,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise” and “Illegal Smile.”. A former Chicago mailman, Prine’s last work may have been his best ... 13 ... ....

The departed: Heroes, celebrities and rogues, from Oregon and beyond, who died in 2020

The Oregonian 29 Dec 2020
The Chicago native starred in the popular television series “The Wild Wild West” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” His pugnacious, Napoleon-complex appeal didn’t translate to the big screen, and he ended up on TV commercials and the gimmicky 1970s-’80s celebrity competition show “Battle of the Network Stars.”....

Bears close in on playoff berth after rout of Jaguars

Journal Star 27 Dec 2020
Mitchell Trubisky accounted for three scores, including two touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham, and the Bears pounded the Jaguars 41-17 in a game that meant as much to Jacksonville’s long-term future as it did to Chicago’s short-term fate ... Hello, Trevor Lawrence?....