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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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Sep 1, 2014 6:14 pm
All lanes of the inbound Kennedy Expressway continued to be closed after a semi-truck rollover accident this morning, Illinois State Police officials said.
Sep 1, 2014 5:27 pm
A Riverside County school district is planning to drop its "Arabs" school mascot after complaints that it was offensive.
Sep 1, 2014 5:26 pm
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was asked after Monday mornings practice at Halas Hall whether he had settled on his starting safeties for Sundays season opener against the Bills. Yet the wait and s...
Sep 1, 2014 3:06 pm
The Chicago Bears announced their 10-man practice squad Monday, including seven players who had been with them throughout training camp and the preseason.
Sep 1, 2014 2:11 pm
Labor Day started cloudy in downtown Chicago advance warning of what forecasters say promises to be an overcast day with some rain and warmer than normal temperatures.
Sep 1, 2014 12:59 pm
Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December.
Sep 1, 2014 12:59 pm
Three U.S. citizens detained in North Korea spoke to the U.S. television channel CNN on Monday with one pleading with the United States for help and another describing his situation as "urgent&qu...
Sep 1, 2014 10:04 am
A 46-year-old man is in custody after beating a woman, hitting her young son when he tried to intervene and throwing an 18-month-old girl out a vehicle window early this morning, according to police. ...
Sep 1, 2014 6:15 am
Naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence were among a number of nude and risque images posted online Sunday in what appears to be a major breach of celebrity accounts.
Sep 1, 2014 5:05 am
People accused of violent domestic abuse crimes may soon be forced to pay for their own electronic monitoring as a condition of bail, regardless of whether an order of protection is already in place, ...
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