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Illinois

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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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An off-duty Chicago police officer is fighting for his life after being shot. Five officers have been killed by gunfire in recent days in Illinois, Wisconsin,..
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A bill legalizing the use of recreational marijuana was signed into Illinois law. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the details.
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, June 25th: Iran says new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy; First lady's spokeswoman to be WH press secretary; Illinois 11th..
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana and the second to enact It through the..
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Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that..
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The bill allows Illinois residents to buy up to 30 grams of marijuana at a time starting in 2020
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Illinois is the first state to legalize marijuana sales via the legislature. It now joins 10 other states in allowing recreational pot use.
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A jury found an Illinois man guilty of kidnapping and murder on Monday in the killing of a Chinese graduate student two years ago, capping an eight-day federal..
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Federal prosecutors on Monday accused an Illinois man of carrying out a calculated plan to kidnap and kill a Chinese graduate student two years ago, in closing..
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Federal prosecutors on Monday accused an Illinois man of carrying out a calculated plan to kidnap and kill a Chinese graduate student two years ago, in closing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to make their closing arguments on Monday in the trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a..
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A detective testified that the former Univ. of Illinois doctoral student charged in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar trembled when confronted with..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

A new educational space that can accommodate lectures and classes is planned adjacent to the popular attraction in Oak Park, Ill.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

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