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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 18, 2014 5:23 am
Amid growing concerns about how executions are carried out in the United States, the number of prison inmates being put to death fell to a 20-year low in 2014, the Death Penalty Information Center sai...
Dec 18, 2014 4:57 am
One man was killed and six other people were injured in shootings in Chicago Wednesday that included one near Jackie Robinson Park and a school, police said.
Dec 18, 2014 4:39 am
A meteorologist at Waco, Texas, broadcaster KCEN-TV was shot multiple times during a confrontation in the station's parking lot on Wednesday, and the suspect is still at large, the station said.
Dec 18, 2014 4:34 am
In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance perhaps both Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
Dec 18, 2014 4:20 am
The weight of unmet expectations and inconsistent performance finally fell on Jay Cutler Wednesday.
Dec 18, 2014 4:18 am
Many movies have faced protests and pickets over the years, yet the new Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview was deemed to be so potentially dangerous that Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled...
Dec 18, 2014 4:11 am
Something was missing Wednesday when city officials unveiled drawings of a Chinese developer's plans for a massive, mixed-use skyscraper along the Chicago River: the 89th floor.
Dec 18, 2014 3:37 am
As the death toll rose to 148 from Tuesday's massacre at a military-funded high school, the crisis sent Pakistani leaders rushing to Kabul on Wednesday to make a rare request for Afghanistan's help in...
Dec 18, 2014 2:33 am
A Norwood Park elementary school for students with special needs doesn't have a full-time nurse on staff, raising concerns about the district's ability to adequately tend to the health needs of its st...
Dec 18, 2014 2:30 am
The United States and Cuba ended more than a half-century of enmity Wednesday, announcing that they would reestablish diplomatic relations and begin dismantling the last pillar of the Cold War.
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