Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States, and portions of the city extend westward into neighboring DuPage County. It is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland.
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  • Chicago West Snake-Handling is Brave & Awesome & Commenters Need to Shut It
    SheKnows

    Chicago West Snake-Handling is Brave & Awesome & Commenters Need to Shut It

    So the latest in the "Dear Internet, Please Get a Life" chronicles of parenting comes after badass tiny human Chicago West got to learn about reptiles this week by super-calmly handling a corn snake — under adult supervision and with the guidance of a trained snake handler — while on vacation in the Bahamas with […]

  • Chicago to start charging churches, all nonprofit organizations for their trash pickup after watchdog's report
    Chicago Tribune

    Chicago to start charging churches, all nonprofit organizations for their trash pickup after watchdog's report

    The $9.50-per-month fee the Department of Streets and Sanitation hasn't properly collected since the start of 2016 from 911 religious entities, 94 private schools and various other nonprofits identified by Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's office amounts to just $449,160 in uncollected revenue. That's barely a blip in the context of a 2020 budget hole of around $1 billion Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to fill.

  • A.M. Money, Led By Two Chicago Natives, Launches To Revolutionize Student Loans For Low-Income, High-Performing Students
    PR Newswire

    A.M. Money, Led By Two Chicago Natives, Launches To Revolutionize Student Loans For Low-Income, High-Performing Students

    CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A.M. Money (www.chicagostudentloans.com), a student loan company led by two Chicago natives, is now providing low-interest, no-cosigner loans to low- and middle-income Chicago college students based not on credit scores but on academic performance and future earning potential. This product, unique in the financial services industry, offers equitable access to higher education financing that will enable students to close funding gaps that would otherwise prevent them from completing college.

  • Chicago faces off against Minnesota in division play
    Beloit Daily News

    Chicago faces off against Minnesota in division play

    Chicago White Sox (56-69, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (77-49, first in the AL Central) Minneapolis; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (13-6, 3.41 ERA) Twins: Jake Odorizzi (13-5, 3.50 ERA) LINE: Twins -174; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Minnesota and Chicago will play on Wednesday. The Twins are 29-17 against AL Central teams. Minnesota ranks third in the MLB in hitting with a .272 batting average, Nelson Cruz leads the team with an average of .303. The White Sox are 27-25 against AL Central Division teams. The Chicago offense has compiled a .254 batting average as a team this season, Tim Anderson leads the team with a mark

  • Dan Gilbert returns to Michigan from Chicago rehab center
    The Detroit News

    Dan Gilbert returns to Michigan from Chicago rehab center

    Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert has returned to Michigan after spending the past two months at an out-of-state rehabilitation center following a stroke, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in a statement Tuesday. "On Friday, Dan Gilbert returned to Detroit to continue his rehabilitation locally," Farner wrote. "We are extremely thankful for all of the skilled medical professionals who have played a significant role in Dan's recovery and are glad to have him back home." The chairman and founder of the Detroit-based home mortgage lender returned Friday to the state, after recovering at the Chicago Rehabilitation Institute from a May 26 stroke, a company spokesman said. He is not back to work,

  • PR Newswire

    Chicago Block Party

    Sunday activities will begin at 11 am with FREE donuts and coffee, followed by a community-wide gathering, for people of all ages, featuring vibrant worship music and a message of hope for our city from Pastor Gregory Dickow. The purpose of the Chicago Block Party and the Genesis Dream Center, an outreach of Life Changers Church, is to find and fill the needs of struggling people and connect them with a loving and caring community of support by providing practical and tangible services that address immediate and long-term needs.

  • Uber signs massive office lease in Chicago
    The Charlotte Observer

    Uber signs massive office lease in Chicago

    Uber signs massive office lease in Chicago Uber Technologies has signed a 10-year lease for a massive amount of office space at The Old Post Office, giving it room for thousands of employees. Uber on Monday confirmed it will occupy 463,000 square feet, becoming the building's largest tenant. The Tribune reported in May that the California-based technology company was negotiating a move to the post office site. The deal is the largest office lease signed in downtown Chicago this year, and one of the largest in Chicago in recent years. Not including renewals or extensions of existing office spaces, Uber's deal is the fourth-largest in the past five years, according to CBRE. Uber is set to start

  • DOJ arrests Chicago man who allegedly threatened attack on women's reproductive clinic
    ABC News

    DOJ arrests Chicago man who allegedly threatened attack on women's reproductive clinic

    DOJ arrests Chicago man who allegedly threatened attack on women's reproductive clinic originally appeared on abcnews.go.comThe Department of Justice has announced federal charges against a Chicago man who prosecutors say threatened an attack against a women's reproductive clinic, the latest in a string of potential mass attacks thwarted by law enforcement. ...

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    Leading Identity Theft Expert Frank W. Abagnale Comes to Chicago to Teach Us How to Avoid Scams, Protect Families from Fraud

    WASHINGTON , Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he's coming to Chicago on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to ...

  • Chicago’s Gold Coast Is Getting New Watch Boutiques From IWC, Panerai and A. Lange & Söhne
    Robb Report

    Chicago’s Gold Coast Is Getting New Watch Boutiques From IWC, Panerai and A. Lange & Söhne

    IWC, Panerai and A. Lange & Söhne are getting real estate in the Windy City.

  • Business Wire

    Austan Goolsbee to Keynote NIRI-Chicago 2019 Investor Relations Workshop: ‘Vision 20/20: The Future of IR’

    The Chicago chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute will hold its annual Investor Relations Workshop on Friday, September 20 at the Metropolitan, Willis Tower, 233 S.

  • I Wish I Had the Bravery of Chicago West Casually Playing With Snakes While on Vacation
    PopSugar

    I Wish I Had the Bravery of Chicago West Casually Playing With Snakes While on Vacation

    Once upon a time, I thought that I was pretty carefree as a child - then I saw this video of Chicago West just casually playing with a snake, and I was immediately forced to rethink that. On Aug.