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Chicago’s policy to provide free condoms to 5th grade students triggers debate

Public schools in the US state of Chicago are expected to open in autumn and the students will have a surprise waiting for them — menstruation products and condoms. Under the new Chicago Public Schools (CPS) policy, classes of fifth standard and above will be required to carry out a condom availability program, in view […]

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Adam Toledo Video: Chicago police shoot dead ‘unarmed’ 13-year-old in a dark alley

Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting “Drop it” before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March. The boy does not appear to be holding a weapon in the split second he was shot, but […]

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Man who feared Covid-19 stayed at Chicago airport for 3 months, now faces jail for trespassing

Police arrested a man on charges he hid in a secured area at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months as the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly. Aditya Singh, 36, was charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanour theft after he was arrested on Saturday. At […]

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Bowling alley shooting at Rockford kills 3, suspect detained

A shooting incident at a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois left three people dead and three injured on Saturday, police said. A suspect was taken into police custody. “When officers arrived on scene, the shooter was still in the building,” Rockford Police Chief Daniel O’Shea said at a news briefing. “No officers fired their weapons […]

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81-year-old man chases away burglars with antique Irish walking stick

An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather’s antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head. Dan and Barbara Donovan said that a man in a reflective vest and mask knocked on their door in Niles on Nov. 4 and said he was a […]

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Siblings stab security guard 27 times after he told them to wear a mask

Two sisters are being held on attempted first-degree murder charges in Illinois for allegedly stabbing a store security guard after being told they needed to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. The sisters entered a retail store and got into a verbal altercation with the victim, a 32-year-old man who was working as a […]

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Windshield cracks after plane flies into hailstorm

A United Airlines flight was forced to do an emergency landing after its windshield was cracked by hail, according to a passenger and the airline. Flight UA349 bound for Dulles, left Chicago just before 2pm local time on Monday and made a loop over Lake Michigan before abruptly returning to O’Hare International Airport, according to […]

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Woman takes law exam while in labor, gives birth and then finishes test

A Loyola University graduate took part of her bar exam while in labor, gave birth, and then finished her test. Brianna Hill was taking her final test toward becoming a lawyer. Hill had been taking the test remotely in her home, but that there would be technology used to watch test takers and keep them […]

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‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ arrested for riding his horse on a Chicago highway

The ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ riding horse alongside vehicles on a Chicago highway slowed down traffic amid rush hour, taken into custody. The Dreadhead Cowboy, a local celebrity whose real name is Adam Hollingsworth, said he rode down the Dan Ryan Expressway in support of the Kids Lives Matter movement. The initiative aims to raise awareness and […]

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Shots fired, 100 arrested over looting in Chicago’s luxury commercial district

Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people after crowds swarmed Chicago’s luxury commercial district early Monday, looting stores, smashing windows and clashing with officers for hours, police said. Police Superintendent David Brown called the outbreak “pure criminality,” and Mayor Lori Lightfoot sought to distance the incident from the “righteous uprising” […]

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Animal rights activist mauled to death by French bulldog she rescued

An animal rights activist was mauled to death in her Chicago home by at least one of her three dogs. Lisa Urso, 52, died after being severely bitten on her arms, legs and torso in a gruesome attack. She managed to make it onto her back porch, where she was found dead by a friend […]

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Penguins take a ‘field trip’ after building closed its doors to visitors amid coronavirus fears

Penguins at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium went on a small “field trip” to explore the building after it closed its doors to visitors amid coronavirus fears. The aquarium shared a video of a group of rockhopper penguins taking a walk inside the facility and visiting the other animals. The video shows Wellington the penguin particularly excited […]