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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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Aug 27, 2014 4:20 am
LONDON — Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there's faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked...
Aug 27, 2014 3:18 am
Two Chicago men who say they were kicked out of a cab after the driver objected to their kiss are suing the taxicab company.
Aug 27, 2014 3:03 am
Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year.Following national trend...
Aug 27, 2014 1:52 am
The former head of a Naperville adoption agency went on trial Tuesday in DuPage County, accused of embezzling more than $200,000 from the business, with some of the money allegedly used to finance a m...
Aug 27, 2014 12:09 am
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing ...
Aug 26, 2014 11:13 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed a measure that would have raised the maximum speed limit on Illinois tollways to 70 mph from the current 65 mph, citing safety concerns.
Aug 26, 2014 11:02 pm
Consider this: College freshmen who make up the Class of 2018 were in kindergarten when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center.
Aug 26, 2014 10:52 pm
Four years after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldnt seek another term, the door has opened for his nephew to try for a Chicago City Council seat from the familys ancestral home in Bridgeport....
Aug 26, 2014 10:41 pm
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Aug 26, 2014 10:21 pm
Attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin faced tough, pointed questions from a panel of three federal appeals judges in this mornings arguments over bans on gay marriage in those states.
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