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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

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We are learning what could be the first death in the United States linked to vaping. Anna Werner reports.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of..
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An Illinois resident who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness has died, Illinois Department of Public Health said.
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An Illinois patient has died after suffering lung-related illnesses from vaping, although federal officials disclosed few details about the circumstances.
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A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports..
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An Illinois child welfare agency under fire for some high-profile deaths is giving workers hands-on training. Trainees walk through mock homes and role-play..
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By 2023, Illinois teachers will make at least $40,000, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday.
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Teachers in Illinois can currently have a salary as low as $9,000 — and that hasn't changed since 1980
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Two more people accused of mass shooting threats are under arrest. In the weeks after the deadly shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton,..
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LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Little League Classic at Williamsport, CC off IL to face former team in Indians, Sale goes on injured list, Guerrero tweaks knee,..
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MEDINAH, IL. - Justin Thomas tied the course record in Thursday's first round of the BMW...
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An Illinois homeowner shot a 14-year-old during a burglary attempt, but the five teens with the 14-year-old are being charged with his murder.
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Six teens were attempting to burglarize a vehicle in Illinois. The homeowner shot one of them and now the remaining 5 are being charged with murder.
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In recent weeks, public health officials in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin warned of possible lung damage in teenagers caused by e-cigarettes. There's a new..
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Four other states have similar laws requiring LGBTQ history be taught in public schools
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