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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Simone Biles

The Daily Mail 24 Jun 2024
... new marriage to Chicago Bears safety Jonathan Owens, and the opportunity in front of her at the Paris Games ... He has since signed in Chicago ... 'A lot of people don't believe me when I say I had no clue,' Owens, who recently signed with the Chicago Bears, told Vanity Fair in January....

The Real Motorcycle Club That Inspired The Bikeriders

Time 21 Jun 2024
a copy of Lyon’s The Bikeriders, which captured the lives of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club through black and white photos ... “She’s from Chicago, but every vowel sound was a contradiction,” Comer told Vanity Fair in February ... Unfortunately, that is the case with many of those he photographed during his time in Chicago....