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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Renaming MSI was the wrong move

Chicago Sun-Times 16 May 2024
It was for Chicago, not his vanity. Obviously, Ken Griffin's vanity is a totally different animal ... Griffin Museum of Science and Industry — named after big donor who fled Chicago ... I wonder how many people realize Chicago once had electric buses crisscrossing the city until the late 1950s and early 1960s....

Less Than Half ‘A Man in Full’

Quillette 13 May 2024
In an introduction to the Franklin Library edition of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe wondered, “where were the novels of Los Angeles, of San Francisco, of Houston, of Dallas, of Chicago, of Atlanta, of Miami?” Eleven years later, in the introduction to A Man in Full, he wrote, “Now … I don’t merely wonder, I am dumbfounded....

'Thanksgiving Play' review: Steppenwolf serves up deliciously comic satire

Chicago Sun-Times 07 May 2024
That’s not to mention veganism, intelligence tests, human vanity, recycling and even minimalism. The play, receiving its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre, was first produced in 2018, became one of the most staged works in the country, made it to Broadway last year, and is ......

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