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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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'Way too young. You won't be forgotten': Chicago rapper Juice Wrld dies at 21

Rapper Jarad Anthony Higgins, known as Juice Wrld, has died just days after his 21st birthday. He suffered a medical emergency at the Chicago airport.
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Birds are shrinking in North America and climate change may be to blame

More than 70,000 North American birds of 52 different species were collected from The Field Museum in Chicago from 1978 to 2016 for the study.
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Chicago mayor fires police chief, accusing him of lying [Video]Chicago mayor fires police chief, 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 about an incident in October when patrol officers found him..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:35Published

Chicago cop suspended for bodyslam during arrest [Video]Chicago cop suspended for bodyslam during arrest

A Chicago police officer was suspended after cellphone video showed him body-slamming a man to the ground during an arrest. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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New skyscraper proposed for Chicago [Video]New skyscraper proposed for Chicago

American architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has unveiled updated design plans to build a 1,422-foot tall skyscraper in Chicago.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:51Published

Smolett Sues Chicago [Video]Smolett Sues Chicago

The actor Jussie Smollett has sued the city of Chicago and multiple police officers for malicious prosecution. Reuters reports that Smolett said they caused him economic harm, mental anguish and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Indiana teachers protest over wages [Video]Indiana teachers protest over wages

Teachers in Indiana gathered outside the State Capitol building on Tuesday in protest of low salaries and evaluation policies, forcing half the state's school districts to cancel classes for the day.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Largest Starbucks Store Ever Opens in Chicago [Video]Largest Starbucks Store Ever Opens in Chicago

The Starbucks roastery is around 35,000 square feet, it is five stories tall and tops the company's previously-biggest roastery in Tokyo, Japan.

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U.S. Midwest, Northeast hit by Arctic blast [Video]U.S. Midwest, Northeast hit by Arctic blast

An Arctic blast pummeling the northern United States on Monday is forecast to break more than 400 cold-temperature records in the next 48 hours. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:59Published

Chicago Teachers End Strike, Reach Deal [Video]Chicago Teachers End Strike, Reach Deal

Chicago teachers will end their 11-day strike against the third-largest U.S. school system. According to Reuters, union and district officials reached a tentative settlement. The strike forced Chicago..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Compares Chicago Crime To Afghanistan [Video]Trump Compares Chicago Crime To Afghanistan

President Donald Trump visited Chicago and had nothing but bad things to say about the city. According to Reuters, the president compared the crime in Chicago to Afghanistan. He said: “Afghanistan is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Michelle Obama and her brother sing, open up about family [Video]Michelle Obama and her brother sing, open up about family

Former first lady Michelle Obama and her brother Craig Robinson at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Tuesday opened up about growing up and what the presidency meant for their family. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Trump: 'ahead of schedule' on China trade deal [Video]Trump: 'ahead of schedule' on China trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected to sign a significant part of the trade deal with China ahead of schedule but did not elaborate on the timing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Elizabeth Warren Joins Chicago Teachers To Demand Better Resources [Video]Elizabeth Warren Joins Chicago Teachers To Demand Better Resources

Elizabeth Warren rallied with striking Chicago teachers, supporting the union’s demands. She joined a crowd of teachers and parents outside an elementary school. According to Reuters, Chicago school..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up [Video]Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Chicago public schools to close ahead of looming strike [Video]Chicago public schools to close ahead of looming strike

Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest system in the United States, canceled Thursday classes for 361,000 students, ahead of a strike deadline set by the teachers who are locked in protracted labor..

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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

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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 police: Facebook fuels illegal gun sales

Chicago police say suspects accused of selling illegal drugs and guns were "emboldended" by the privacy afforded to them with Facebook groups. (Dec. 3)  
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Woman sues Chicago nightclub El Hefe, claims she was sexually assaulted while bouncers stood 'about 100 feet away'

A woman is suing El Hefe, a nightclub and restaurant in Chicago, alleging she was sexually assaulted in an alley while employees failed to intervene.
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2nd woman says she was raped after being drugged at Chicago bar

A second woman has come forward to say she was drugged and raped after visiting El Hefe nightclub in Chicago
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Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lightfoot said she was firing Johnson "with cause" for lying about a drinking and driving incident. CBS..
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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 fires top cop over 'ethical lapses'

Chicago's mayor has fired the city's police chief, saying he lied to her and to the public. (Dec. 2)  
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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.
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Chicago mayor fires top cop and says he misled public about incident

Lori Lightfoot says Eddie Johnson was "intentionally dishonest" after being found slumped over at the wheel of his SUV.
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Chicago's top cop fired for undisclosed 'intolerable' actions, lying to public and mayor

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired Monday in light of new facts regarding an incident when he was found asleep in his car after drinking.
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Chicago Mayor Fires Police Leader, Saying He Lied to Her

Eddie Johnson, who led the department for more than three years, was accused by Mayor Lori Lightfoot of lying about details of an incident in which he was found asleep in an S.U.V.
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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

Black Friday shoppers, protesters take Chicago

Black Friday shoppers in Chicago woke up early to get deals on holiday shopping downtown. Meanwhile, a group of young climate demonstrators marched amid the crowds as part of a global action on climate..
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'Very disturbing': Chicago officer under investigation for body-slamming man to the ground

A Chicago police officer is under investigation after body-slamming a man during an arrest on the South Side, an incident captured in a viral video.
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Bears' Trubisky torments Lions as Detroit suffers its fifth consecutive loss, 24-20

QB David Blough gave the Lions a chance, but Detroit defense was not good enough as Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky led Chicago back late for 24-20 win.
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Teen shot by officer: "Will I ever be able to play guitar again?"

Rylan Wilder, 15, who played Chicago's popular Riot Fest, was wounded by an officer pursuing a robbery suspect.
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Man accused of killing Chicago college student after she ignored his catcalls

Donald Thurman, 26, was arrested was charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault after University of Illinois at Chicago police found 19-year-old Ruth George unresponsive in a campus parking..
CBS News - Published

Ring-tailed lemurs enjoy Thanksgiving feast

Ring-tailed lemurs at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo celebrated Thanksgiving one day early, enjoying a feast of turkey, pumpkin and sweet potato pie and gelatin topped with dried cranberries. (Nov. 27)  
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Chicago woman ignored man's cat calls, so he raped her and strangled her, prosecutors say

Donald Thurman is charged with the first-degree murder and sexual assault of University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Ruth George.
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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..
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Girl denied class picture over red hair glows fierce in photo shoot. 'I got to be myself'

A Michigan girl was denied a school picture because of her red hair extensions. It upset one Chicago dad, so he put is photography skills to use.
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A second chance on Chicago's South Side

A former gang member who served nearly three decades for killing a man is now part of the rebirth of a South Side Chicago neighborhood decimated by the 2008 mortgage crisis. Video by Martha Irvine...
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One of the women who lived with R. Kelly details abuse for the first time

Joycelyn Savage, one of the women who was living with R. Kelly at the time of his arrest, is detailing the "abusive" relationship she had with Kelly. In an interview with CBS News' Gayle King earlier..
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Suit alleges McDonald's puts employees in danger

A group of employees from 13 McDonald's restaurants in Chicago has filed a lawsuit alleging that the company's drive for profits puts workers at "daily risk" of physical attack by dangerous customers...
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McD's doesn't protect workers from violent customers, suit claims

Employees at one Chicago restaurant say their safety is jeopardized by fast-food chain's policies and store design
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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

McDonald's workers sue fast food chain claiming they face 'daily risk of violence at work'

17 McDonald's workers in the Chicago-area are suing the fast food giant over what they call a "citywide and nationwide pattern" of violence.
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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 cop wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Authorities say a suspected bank robber shot a Chicago police officer in the head, badly wounding him, before another officer killed the suspect in a shootout in which a teenage bystander was wounded...
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Jussie Smollett countersues Chicago over alleged attack

The actor's claims come in a countersuit against the city which is suing him to recover more than $130,000 that police say was spent on its investigation into Smollett's claim that he was beaten
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Undercover FBI agents say Chicago college student tried to write code for ISIS

Thomas Osadzinski, a student at Chicago's DePaul University, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with attempting to support ISIS.
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Jeff Garlin stands up in new special

Actor and comedian Jeff Garlin talks about his Netflix comedy special "Our Man in Chicago" and teases the next season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." (Nov. 19)  
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Dreaming of traveling to Australia? Qantas offers $100 flights — but you have to book fast

Qantas has $100 flights to Australia from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, but seats and dates are limited.
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Chicago teachers approve 'historic' contract that ended 11-day strike

The Chicago Teachers Union voted Friday to accept a contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the third-largest school district last month.
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Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

Chicago teachers will begin voting on a tentative contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district last month.
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This is the most immigrant-friendly city in America, new report says

Chicago ranked as the nation's top city for effectively integrating immigrants in the New American Economy 2019 Cities Index released Wednesday.
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World's largest Starbucks opens Friday in Chicago. What to know about the Reserve Roastery

The largest Starbucks in the world, the Reserve Roastery Chicago, will open on Magnificent Mile in Chicago on Nov. 15.
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World's largest Starbucks is opening in Chicago

The largest Starbucks in the world, the Reserve Roastery Chicago, will open on Magnificent Mile in Chicago on Nov. 15, 2019.
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Chicago Public School teachers strike approach third day

Around 300,000 public school children in Chicago are expected to miss a third day of class Monday. The city's 25,000 teachers have been striking since Thursday. Teachers are demanding smaller classes..
CBS News - Published

CBS Chicago investigation finds police raided the wrong homes

A year-long investigation by CBS Chicago uncovered a disturbing pattern of wrongful police raids that often leave innocent children traumatized. Families impacted by these raids are sharing their..
CBS News - Published

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