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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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Facebook to pay 1.57 million users $650 million to settle privacy case

Mark Zuckerberg owned Facebook will be making payouts to about twenty-five percent of the 6 million Illinois residents eligible for the biggest consumer privacy settlement in U.S. history. Based on a tally filed in court some 1.57 million people will probably pocket more than $300 each. A third of the total $650 million in settlement […]

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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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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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New insect specie named after lady gaga because of its wacky fashion sense

There are a million reasons why we should be paying more attention to treehoppers, says University of Illinois entomology grad student Brendan Morris. That’s why Morris, who uses they/them pronouns, chose to name a new genus and species after Lady Gaga—they hoped the move would improve awareness of this unique but relatively unknown family of […]

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Mass burial held for 2,400 fetal remains found in a garage

A mass burial was held in Indiana on Wednesday for the more than 2,400 fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions. Dr. Ulrich Klopfer operated three abortion clinics in South Bend, Indiana, before his license was suspended in 2015. He died on September 3. While going through his belongings after his […]

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Coronavirus prank in Illinois Walmart results in $10,000 loss

Two teens have been charged after pulling a costly coronavirus prank at a Walmart in Joliet, Illinois, according to police. Tyler D. Wallace, 19, walked into the Walmart wearing a handmade sign on his back that said “Caution I have the coronavirus.” Wallace put on a yellow medical mask and began spraying Lysol on products and produce, police say. Wallace turned […]