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With a population of 2.7 million and almost 10 million in the surrounding area, Chicago is the largest city in the Midwest. The indigenous Potawatomi saw the beginning of non-Native settlers around 1780. Located on Lake Michigan in the state of Illinois, Chicago’s economy has historically been linked to manufacturing and shipping. Chicago is often a part of weather news due to fatalities from its extremes in temperatures. Sports headlines often include the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bulls. Tourism is a huge part of the Chicago economy, with more than 50 million visitors per year. Chicago celebrities in the media include President Barack Obama, Kanye West, Oprah, Bill Murray, Gillian Anderson, and Amy Poehler.