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1 Village (1990 pop. 29,911), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb of ChicagoChicago
, city (1990 pop. 2,783,726), seat of Cook co., NE Ill., on Lake Michigan; inc. 1837. The third largest city in the United States and the heart of a metropolitan area of over 8 million people, it is the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center for a vast
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; founded c.1830, inc. 1894. Machinery, computer supplies, metal and paper products, security devices, insulation, and chemicals are manufactured.

2 City (1990 pop. 34,882), seat of Ohio co., W.Va., in the Northern Panhandle, on the Ohio River; settled 1769, inc. as a city 1836. It is a manufacturing and commercial center in an area rich in coal and natural gas. Its many industrial products include metal products, chemicals, ceramics, glass, plastics, textiles, tools, tobacco, and paper goods. The city is the seat of Wheeling Jesuit Univ. Points of interest include the site of Fort Henry; St. Joseph's Cathedral; and Oglebay Park, with museums, a nature center, and an outdoor theater.

Fort Fincastle, renamed Fort Henry, was built at what is now Wheeling in 1774; in 1782 it was the scene of one of the last skirmishes of the American Revolution, in which a party of British and Native American attackers was driven off. Wheeling became the western terminus of the National Road in 1818, a port of entry in 1831, and a railhead in 1852. A center of pro-Unionist activity during the Civil War, the town was the site of the Wheeling Conventions (1861–62), which provided a means of forming a new state out of the northern and western counties of Virginia. Wheeling became the first capital of West Virginia in 1863 (see CharlestonCharleston.
1 City (1990 pop. 20,398), seat of Coles co., E Ill.; inc. 1835. Charleston is an industrial, rail, and trade center located in an agricultural area; shoes are also made. Eastern Illinois Univ. is there. A Lincoln-Douglas debate was held in Charleston on Sept.
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a city in the USA, in West Virginia. Population, 48,500 (1970). A port on the Ohio River, Wheeling is in the Appalachian hard coal basin. Industry includes ferrous metallurgy and the manufacture of metal products, glass, and ceramics.

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The transfer of one utility's energy over another utility's lines for delivery to a third utility.
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"We stuck with our zone because of Wheelings size."
Buffalo Grove was like an experienced marathon runner Friday night at Wheeling, trying to hold off an opponent that just wouldnt stop gaining ground.
BG scored 20 first-quarter points, then held off Wheeling time after time to claim a 63-62 Mid-Suburban East boys basketball win.
Wheelings boys basketball team is trying to show it is better than the 4-6 overall record it owns after Thursday nights cliffhanging 59-55 win at Elk Grove.
For now, Wheeling can enjoy this game and keep it in proper perspective as a hard-fought win in which they kept their cool when down and maintained it in the face of a late charge from the hosts.
One of those juniors, Brandon Zettek, did his best in battling big Dylan Ingebrigtsen inside and came up with a key 3-pointer in the second quarter while Wheeling battled back from 19-13 down.
In the heart of Wheelings Town Center Development area, at the northeast corner of Dundee Road and Northgate Parkway, sits five acres of prime, long-vacant property.
The contemporary buildings, ample green space and amenities are designed to offer both modern residential housing and convenient retail to an intersection often referred to as Wheelings "corner of Main & Main."
View an artists rendering of Dundee Commons and an aerial view of the proposed development in Wheelings Town Center here: www.flickr.com/photos/98691945@N08/sets/72157689720338174