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The Chicago metropolitan area is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States. It is the area that is closely linked to the city through social, economic, and cultural ties. There are several definitions of the area, the two most common being the area under the jursidiction of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (a metropolitan planning organization), and the area defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. The metropolitan area is also informally known by residents as Chicagoland.
The Chicago metropolitan area is sometimes grouped together with Milwaukee and Racine in Wisconsin, creating a megalopolis, gradually spreading toward nearby urban centers like Rockford, South Bend, and Benton Harbor in southwest Michigan.
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Dec 19, 2014 7:40 pm
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed longtime aide Jerry Stermer to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller.
Dec 19, 2014 7:36 pm
President Obama said on Fridaythat Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling the'The Interview' from theaters, after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack...
Dec 19, 2014 7:01 pm
A federal jury deliberated less than two hours Friday before convicting a former high-ranking Midlothian police officer of a civil rights violation for repeatedly striking a man with a metal baton wit...
Dec 19, 2014 6:55 pm
Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game to illness and 10th overall this season Friday in Memphis.
Dec 19, 2014 4:45 pm
The minute Sergio Correa returned home from Navy Pier, the Chicago man realized his wallet was lost. He had kept his cash in his pocket, but Correa said his debit card and all his identification were ...
Dec 19, 2014 4:33 pm
Children today that track Santa's travels from the North Pole around the world on Christmas Eve through NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) have a 1955 Sears Roebuck misprint to thank. ...
Dec 19, 2014 4:07 pm
A man bit off a part of a security guards ear during a fight outside of a strip club in the South Loop early Friday morning, police said.
Dec 19, 2014 3:26 pm
Outgoing Kraft Foods Group CEO Tony Vernon will be paid his annual base salary for two years after he leaves and will be subject to a two-year non-compete agreement, the food maker said Friday.
Dec 19, 2014 3:16 pm
A U.S. judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue Target Corp over the retailer's late 2013 data breach that they say compromised their personal financial information.
Dec 19, 2014 2:17 pm
Chicago's red light cameras fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall, according to a first-ever scientific study that found the nation's largest camera program is respons...
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