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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Heidi Stevens column: Monica Lewinsky has a message we need to keep hearing

Duluth News Tribune 21 Mar 2019
By Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Today at 2.18 p.m. Monica Lewinsky attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb ... and a systemic transformation," Lewinsky wrote last year in a Vanity Fair essay about #MeToo ... Heidi Stevens writes her Balancing Act column for the Chicago Tribune....

Jussie Smollett Arrested as Attorneys Plan an “Aggressive Defense”

Vanity Fair 21 Feb 2019
Empire actor Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday morning, after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved booking him on felony charges of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report ... C.T ... C.T ... ... We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”More Great Stories from Vanity Fair ... ....

Chicago Police Say There Is “No Evidence” To Suggest Jussie Smollett Attack Was Staged

Vanity Fair 15 Feb 2019
One month after surviving a brutal attack in Chicago, Jussie Smollett sat down with Good Morning America on Thursday morning for an emotional interview ... Smollett’s representative swiftly denied the report in an e-mail response to Vanity Fair ... Chicago Police additionally shot ......

Internet explodes in anger as Howard Schultz announces presidential run: ‘Patriotism should put limits even ...

Alternet 28 Jan 2019
"Your double-shot of arrogance will leave a very bitter taste." ... SPONSORED ... https.// ... Former SDNY US Attorney. ... Progressive activist. ... I can’t wait until Howard Schultz winds up in Chicago, so I can thank him for his coffee’s usefulness and tell him his dangerous vanity project sparks joy in no one ... ....

Chicago's restaurant scene has lost its mojo? We beg to differ.

Chicago Business 12 Dec 2018
Chicago magazine asserts that "the party is over," referring to our dining scene ... Au Cheval's burger is an obsession among Chicago foodies ... As a miniature for Chicago’s buzz-nonchalance, I think frequently of a short anecdote from a 2009 Johnny Depp profile in Vanity Fair....

Chance the Rapper set to throw fundraiser for mayoral hopeful Amara Enyia

The Grio 08 Nov 2018
This week, the Grammy Award-winning artist announced that he is hosting another fundraiser for mayoral candidate Amara Enyia mid-month at the historic old political den, Chicago Chop House. Enyia is a resident of West Chicago and the daughter of two Nigerian immigrants ...VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) November 5, 2018....

Trump made racist comment in ‘rougher’ Chicago neighborhood, Michael Cohen says

Chicago Sun-Times 03 Nov 2018
In a newly published interview, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says Trump once remarked “only the blacks could live like this” while driving through a “rougher” neighborhood in Chicago ... The conversation in Chicago happened in the late 2000s, ......

Did Kim Kardashian push Kanye West to finally shut up about Trump?

Santa Cruz Sentinel 31 Oct 2018
However, Kardashian doesn’t want to go through a divorce, especially now that she and West are parents to three small children, North, 5, Saint, 2, and Chicago, 9 months, Us Weekly added ... “West has made a brand out of erratic decision-making over the past year,” Vanity Fair reported....

Chance the Rapper Bought Chicagoist -- Now What?

Billboard 20 Jul 2018
(Most egregiously, Vanity Fair penned a headline that read "Chance The Rapper Saves Chicago Journalism," before ultimately toning it down.) But really, the sly line and heated delivery of "Security" is in stark contrast to the good-guy image Chance has crafted since the start of his career and still does foster....

Chance the Rapper releases 4 new songs, reveals he bought the news website Chicagoist

Vox 19 Jul 2018
... that these assets will be used to support local coverage in the great city of Chicago.” Vanity Fair reported on the news by heralding Chance as “ [saving] Chicago journalism ,” citing his support of Chicago Public Schools, which he has long called on news outlets to cover....

Ernestine Shepherd Rocks Fit Bikini Body At Age 81: Diet, Workout Tips

Inquisitr 15 May 2018
Octogenarian bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd is a testament to the adage that age is just a number ... “This exercising and training started as result of vanity,” Shepherd told the Chicago Tribune ... Click here to continue and read more... ....

Can a guy with a Bronx accent become mayor of Chicago?

Chicago Sun-Times 01 May 2018
It isn’t that the mayor of Chicago can’t be from New York ... A plum job like being mayor of Chicago draws all kinds of vanity candidates who can’t resist testing the water, to see if perhaps the public thinks as much of them as they think of themselves — remember Rev....

SD residents stand out with vehicle vanity plates

Rapid City Journal 05 Mar 2018
Some of these vanity license plates are funny ... That's pretty affordable compared to Maryland's $50 annual fee, or the eye-popping $100 fee that Washington, D.C., asks of aspiring vanity plate owners ... But for the people who aren't trying to shock or surprise as you drive down I-29, the reasons for getting vanity plates are often a lot more personal....