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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Losing Bill Zehme: David Letterman, Sharon Stone, and More on the Passing of a Dazzling Writer

Vanity Fair 28 Mar 2023
Born and raised in Chicago, Zehme graduated from Loyola College in 1982, and got his big break at Vanity Fair, where he was the first—and only, as far as I know—Chicago correspondent ... His own life, meanwhile, now resides largely in this Chicago storage unit, just outside the Avondale neighborhood ... Photos From Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2023....

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