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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Chicago

This year
Shannon airport records highest number of passengers in over a decade
Over 8,500 passengers travelled through the airport on 23 June, its busiest day in seven years.
Debunked: 'Cloud factory' clip released on 1 April doesn't show that humans control the weather
One edited video was viewed on TikTok 1.6 million times
Irish wings Kearney and Byrne set for move to the US with Chicago
The Ireland-capped pair have been strongly linked with a switch to Major League Rugby.
An ancestral tribute and a mistaken reference to the Black and Tans: Biden 'comes home' to Louth
Biden spoke at Windsor Bar in Dundalk this evening.
R Kelly ordered to serve extra year for child sex offences on top of 30-year sentence
A federal judge handed Kelly a 20-year sentence to be served alongside his current prison term.
Prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against singer R Kelly after federal convictions
Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in a New York case.
Last year
Chicago parade shooting suspect 'contemplated second attack' before arrest
The accused’s lawyer said he intends to plea not guilty plea to all charges.
Fourth of July parade suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, US police say
Emergency officials said around two dozen people, including children, were treated for gunshot injuries.
At least six people dead after shooting at Chicago suburb's Fourth of July parade
Police said authorities were still searching for the suspect and called it an active incident.
Another 24 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Police said a firearm has been recovered, but that authorities are still searching for the suspect.
Mayor of Highland Park Nancy Rotering says the community has been "terrorised by an act of violence that has shaken us to our core".
Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging hate crime
Smollett was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago.
All time
US actor Jussie Smollett found guilty over staged racist hate crime
Smollett was found guilty of five counts of disorderly conduct for falsely telling police he was the victim of a hate crime in 2019.
US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.
Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack
Abimbola Osundairo said the actor asked him and his brother ‘to fake beat him up’.
Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.
Victim of US serial killer John Wayne Gacy identified
Francis Wayne Alexander would have been 21 or 22 years old when Gacy killed him sometime between early 1976 and early 1977.
Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.
US pharmacist arrested for selling vaccine cards for $10 each
He was selling them for $10 each.
Chicago Police release footage of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old boy
Footage reveals 13-year-old Adam Toledo dropped a handgun and raised his empty hands.
Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime
Smollett was previously charged with lying to police but they were subsequently dropped.
13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US
Shots were fired just after 12.30am (6.30am Irish time).
R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah
Kelly was 27 when he married a then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994.
Actor Jussie Smollett suing city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'
The Empire actor says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.
Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon
Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.
Nine-year-old child charged with five counts of first-degree murder after fire in US
Three children and two adults died in the fire in April.
Two Chicago mothers who were anti-gun violence activists shot dead in south of city
Police don’t believe Chantell Grant or Andrea Stoudemire were the intended targets of last Friday’s shooting.
R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges
The singer was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with underage girls and recording it.
Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges
The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.
Baby boy who was cut from his mother's womb with a butcher's knife during attack in Chicago dies
Police say his mother, who was nine-months pregnant, was strangled.
R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes
Some charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him.
Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released
The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.
US police question three people after baby taken from murdered pregnant teenager
The 19 year-old went missing in Chicago almost four weeks ago.
Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote
Since 1837, Chicago voters have elected only one black mayor and one female mayor.
Tributes paid to Limerick GAA supporter John Hunt who has passed away aged 98
The Athea native captured the hearts of the nation with his Late Late Show appearance last September.
Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?
Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.
Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges
Smollett’s lawyers released a statement today confirming the charges had been dropped.
Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor
This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade.
New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year
Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.
An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention
Varadkar finished off the final leg of his US trip walking in the Chicago parade and taking a boat trip down the river.
Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'
Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.