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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15 years after the Dave Matthews Band let loose over the Chicago River, we survey ...

News-Press Now 12 Aug 2019
CHICAGO — It was 15 years ago this week that a bus driver for the Dave Matthews Band toggled a switch that opened a tank and sent a torrent of the kind of human waste generated during a rock-and-roll tour onto the open grating of the Kinzie Street Bridge ... She plays violin and viola with Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and is the group's principal violist....

Review: Prince’s album of giveaways affirms his ‘80s dominance

The Bryan Eagle 01 Jul 2019
The Prince virtuosity is in full effect ... 2 on the singles chart; the electronic severity of “Make-Up,” which would’ve fit right in on Chicago’s Wax Trax label in its early industrial phase, but was instead handed to Vanity for a 1982 album ... He was right, though not initially ... ©2019 Chicago Tribune. Visit the Chicago Tribune at

Review: Prince's album of giveaways affirms his '80s dominance

Finger Lakes Times 01 Jul 2019
The demos on "Originals" mostly come from this period of extreme creativity, 1981-85 ... 2 on the singles chart; the electronic severity of "Make-Up," which would've fit right in on Chicago's Wax Trax label in its early industrial phase, but was instead handed to Vanity for a 1982 album ... ___ ... Prince ... Visit the Chicago Tribune at ....

Everything We Know About Star Wars: Episode 9

IGN Insider 05 Jun 2019
In a year marked by a new Avengers sequel, the first Fast & Furious spinoff and a Joker origin story, Star Wars. Episode 9 - The Rise of Skywalker may still very well be the most anticipated movie of 2019 ... Luckily, new details have come out thanks to Star Wars Celebration Chicago and a recent Vanity Fair article ... 1984. Continue reading… ... ....

What Trump’s Harriet Tubman snub says about his worldview

Alternet 31 May 2019
Months prior to his testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, these remarks were echoed in a Vanity Fair interview In the late 2000s, while they were traveling to Chicago for a Trump international Hotel board meeting, the magazine quoted Cohen as saying, ......

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....