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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region 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 is often 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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Thomas Kokoraleis, a member of the โ€œRipper Crewโ€ that once terrorized Illinois, was released from prison last month and moved to Aurora. The mayor and many..
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The Oakland Athletics placed pitcher Marco Estrada on the 10-day injured list because of a lumbar strain, one day after a second consecutive shaky outing.
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Tampa Bay Rays place ace LHP Blake Snell on 10-day injured list with broken toe
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Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood spoke with CBS News report Grace Segers about health care plans and comparing nursing to being in politics.
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Doctors seek dirty diapers in Delaware, lawmaker proposes splitting Chicago from rest of Illinois, and more
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It's an example of eagle co-parenting on a nest in Illinois. Two males and one female bald eagle are caring for three eaglets born this month in a nest along the..
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A rare nest of two males and one female bald eagle are raising three eaglets in Illinois and you can watch on a live webcam.
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Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right knee
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Yankees catcher Gary Sรกnchez has a strained left calf and became the 12th New York player on the injured list
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Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini sidelined by broken left hand
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Dan Robinson captured slow motion footage of rare upside down lightning. The lightning was filmed across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois over the course of..
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Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill..
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Illinois lawmakers moved forward a bill that would require President Donald Trump release his tax returns to appear on the 2020 presidential ballot.
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