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Chicago man released from prison 20 years later after his twin brother confesses to murder

A Chicago man who spent nearly two decades behind bars for murder over a deadly 2003 shooting has been released years after his identical twin confessed to the crime. An emotional Kevin Dugar broke down into tears as he was released from the Cook County jail on Tuesday night and reunited with his loved ones […]

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United States: 8-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet in Chicago

Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet over the weekend in Chicago. Melissa Ortega was walking with a guardian on Saturday afternoon when they heard gunshots, according to police. Investigators say the guardian discovered that the child had been struck in the head by […]

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Woman tests positive for Covid-19 mid-flight test, isolates in toilet for five hours

An American school teacher says she spent five hours in voluntary self-isolation in a plane’s toilet after testing positive for Covid-19 mid-flight. Marisa Fotieo says she felt her throat hurt while travelling from Chicago to Reykjavik, in Iceland, on 20 December. Ms Fotieo says she performed a rapid test with a kit she had brought […]

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United States: Three wounded in a suburban Chicago mall shooting, one arrested

At least one person is in custody after three women suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were caught in crossfire the day before Christmas Eve in a mall in suburban Chicago, police said. Another person involved in the gunfire may still be at large, Oak Brook Police Chief James Kruger said on Thursday during a news […]

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Chicago: Man awarded more than $25 million for wrongful conviction after 22 years in prison

A jury on Friday awarded a Chicago man more than $25 million for a wrongful conviction who served 22 years in prison before being freed in 2016. Eddie Bolden was convicted for two 1994 murders that police had alleged were a drug deal gone wrong, but the lawsuit alleged detectives zeroed in on him as a […]

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Cats will soon be able to eat cookies made from lab grown mouse cells

A company called ‘Startup Because Animals’ announced the release of its cat snack made from lab-grown mouse cells. The new product is available for pre-order ahead of its planned launch in 2022. The biotech startup’s snack comes in the form of a cookie and contains real rodent cells. It’s more of a treat than a […]

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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 […]