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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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Snow leopard dies at Illinois zoo after contracting Covid-19

A snow leopard has died after contracting Covid-19 at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois. Rilu, an 11-year-old snow leopard, struggled with Covid-19 induced pneumonia before death, according to a post on the Miller Park Zoo verified Instagram account. “Rilu arrived at the Miller Park Zoo in 2011 from the Oklahoma City Zoo,” the post […]

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Amazon faces criticism over health and safety policies at tornado-hit warehouse

Amazon is facing questions over health and safety policies at a warehouse in the US state of Illinois after six workers died when the building was destroyed by a tornado.”This never would have happened if they cared about lives over productivity,” the sister of one of the victims commented on social media.The company says its […]

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Amazon cargo driver died in bathroom sheltering from tornado with colleagues

Amazon cargo driver Austin J. McEwen, 26, was an only child who loved to listen to rapper Mac Miller and hunt with his friends.He died trying to shelter from a powerful tornado in the bathroom at an Amazon warehouse on Friday night, according to a coworker.McEwen was one of six workers identified by police on […]

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At least 100 people feared killed in Kentucky after swarm of tornadoes wreck havoc

At least 100 people were feared dead in Kentucky after a swarm of tornadoes tore a 200-mile path through the US Midwest and South, demolishing homes, levelling businesses and setting off a scramble to find survivors beneath the rubble, officials said on Saturday. The powerful twisters, which weather forecasters say are unusual in cooler months, […]

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Illinois man dies from rabies after waking up to a bat in his room

A man in Illinois died from rabies about a month after apparently being infected by a bat he found in his room, marking the first human case of the virus in the state since 1954, health officials said on Tuesday. The man, who was in his 80s, woke up last month and found a bat […]

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British government bails out US fertilizer manufacturer to avert food supply crisis

The British government will subsidize a major US fertilizer manufacturer at a cost of several million pounds to taxpayers in order to restart carbon dioxide production vital to Britain’s food supply. The government announced the extraordinary intervention in a statement. The plan should allow Illinois-based CF Industries (CF) to restart one of its two UK […]

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Two pilots suffer injuries after ejecting from F-15 fighter aircraft on runway in Illinois

Two F-15 pilots ejected on the runway at MidAmerica St Louis airport in Mascoutah, Illinois on Tuesday. It is not clear if their ejection seats malfunctioned or if the pilots punched out. The plane was on the ground when the incident took place and it came to rest off the runway on the grass. The […]

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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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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 […]