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# chicago - Monday 11 June, 2018

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after apparent bomb threat
# Chicago
# Chicago

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after apparent bomb threat

Jun 11th 2018, 4:02 PM 26,569 Views 4 Comments

United Airlines flight UA-971 was travelling from Rome to Chicago.

# chicago - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Ireland to return to Soldier Field in November for clash with Conor O'Shea's Italy
# The Rugby Weekend
From The42
# The Rugby Weekend

Ireland to return to Soldier Field in November for clash with Conor O'Shea's Italy

May 15th 2018, 7:00 PM 9,914 Views 13 Comments

The Six Nations teams will form one part of a triple-header set for the NFL ground.

# chicago - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Can children's books help kids fight climate change?
# Beasts At Bedtime
# Beasts At Bedtime

Can children's books help kids fight climate change?

May 12th 2018, 9:00 PM 8,083 Views 9 Comments

We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.

# chicago - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Chicago man - who spent 22 years in prison for murder - declared innocent
# Exonerated
# Exonerated

Chicago man - who spent 22 years in prison for murder - declared innocent

May 1st 2018, 6:54 AM 31,443 Views 33 Comments

Anthony Jakes said: “I wish my grandmother and my mother were here to celebrate this with me.”

# chicago - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison
# Chicago
# Chicago

Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison

Apr 14th 2018, 11:00 AM 14,094 Views 61 Comments

A number of other people have also been hospitalised by the contaminated drug, with symptoms such as coughing up blood and internal bleeding.

# chicago - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Aviation security officer fired for dragging man from plane is suing United Airlines
# Chicago
# Chicago

Aviation security officer fired for dragging man from plane is suing United Airlines

Apr 12th 2018, 8:15 AM 24,631 Views 38 Comments

Long was fired in August after the incident.

# chicago - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Chicago police officer given 5 years in prison for shooting car full of 5 teenagers
# Shooting
# Shooting

Chicago police officer given 5 years in prison for shooting car full of 5 teenagers

Nov 21st 2017, 10:27 AM 24,013 Views 55 Comments

Marco Proano said he fired to protect a teen hanging out of the window of the car.

# chicago - Thursday 7 September, 2017

United Airlines won't be punished after passenger dragged off overcrowded plane
# Chicago
# Chicago

United Airlines won't be punished after passenger dragged off overcrowded plane

Sep 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 26,129 Views 32 Comments

The video of David Dao being yanked from his seat and dragged down the aisle was viewed millions of times.

# chicago - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant
# It's Himself
# It's Himself

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Aug 15th 2017, 9:58 AM 76,919 Views 123 Comments

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

# chicago - Saturday 5 August, 2017

University professor and Oxford employee arrested over Chicago murder
# Manhunt
# Manhunt

University professor and Oxford employee arrested over Chicago murder

Aug 5th 2017, 10:54 AM 15,641 Views 7 Comments

There had been a nationwide manhunt in the US for the two men.

# chicago - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'Armed and dangerous': Oxford University worker and US professor wanted over Chicago murder
# Murder Investigation
# Murder Investigation

'Armed and dangerous': Oxford University worker and US professor wanted over Chicago murder

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:52 AM 22,959 Views 4 Comments

Police have alerted law enforcements around the US that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous.

# chicago - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Pokemon Go fans at a Pokemon Go festival couldn't get online and they got very angry
# Gotta Glitch 'em All
# Gotta Glitch 'em All

Pokemon Go fans at a Pokemon Go festival couldn't get online and they got very angry

Jul 23rd 2017, 6:31 PM 20,886 Views 22 Comments

Some attendees had paid $400 for tickets online.

# chicago - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Police have identified another victim of American serial killer John Wayne Gacy
# DNA Evidence
# DNA Evidence

Police have identified another victim of American serial killer John Wayne Gacy

Jul 19th 2017, 7:47 PM 22,882 Views 16 Comments

Gacy was an amateur clown who is remembered as one of history’s most bizarre killers.

# chicago - Monday 17 July, 2017

Nine-year-old boy among 11 killed in Chicago shootings
# Gun Violence
# Gun Violence

Nine-year-old boy among 11 killed in Chicago shootings

Jul 17th 2017, 10:15 PM 60,655 Views 84 Comments

The child was among 56 people shot in the city over the weekend.

# chicago - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'The difference in Chicago is that it was an an attitudinal problem'
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

'The difference in Chicago is that it was an an attitudinal problem'

Jul 2nd 2017, 6:25 AM 12,655 Views 10 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen feels there’s a difference between the loss to Ireland and the defeat to the Lions.

# chicago - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Chicago claims placement of 'Real/Fake' sculpture outside Trump hotel a 'coincidence'
# The Art Of The Fake Real
# The Art Of The Fake Real

Chicago claims placement of 'Real/Fake' sculpture outside Trump hotel a 'coincidence'

Jun 29th 2017, 7:36 AM 15,725 Views 12 Comments

A spokeswoman for the city said that the installation should be interpreted like any other piece of art.

# chicago - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Three Chicago cops charged with cover-up in shooting of black teen
# Laquan Mcdonald
# Laquan Mcdonald

Three Chicago cops charged with cover-up in shooting of black teen

Jun 28th 2017, 10:07 AM 13,489 Views 0 Comments

The officers are due to appear in court today.

# chicago - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'We'd like to honour our graceful leader': Enda gets a shout-out from Bono in Chicago
# The Chieftain
# The Chieftain

'We'd like to honour our graceful leader': Enda gets a shout-out from Bono in Chicago

Jun 6th 2017, 2:29 PM 24,179 Views 48 Comments

Enda’s on his farewell tour as Taoiseach – and happened to be in Chicago at the same time as the band.

# chicago - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Enda's off to Chicago to promote Ireland
# USA
# USA

Enda's off to Chicago to promote Ireland

Jun 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,651 Views 27 Comments

His Department said the primary focus of the trip is to promote Ireland as a location for investment, trade and tourism.

# chicago - Friday 26 May, 2017

'I think it’ll be over by the first or second round'
# Confidence
From The42
# Confidence

'I think it’ll be over by the first or second round'

May 26th 2017, 1:52 PM 6,359 Views 0 Comments

Michael Conlan takes on Mexican journeyman Alfredo Chanez in his second professional fight tonight.

# chicago - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Has controversial star moved on from the NFL after national anthem protest?
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

Has controversial star moved on from the NFL after national anthem protest?

May 9th 2017, 11:03 PM 8,667 Views 6 Comments

Some believe teams won’t sign Colin Kaepernick because of his actions last season.

# chicago - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library
# Chicago
# Chicago

Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library

May 6th 2017, 9:00 AM 14,923 Views 48 Comments

The former US president wants the library to “create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership”.

# chicago - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount
# David Dao
# David Dao

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount

Apr 27th 2017, 9:47 PM 24,875 Views 28 Comments

The settlement means United will not face the lawsuit that many observers expected.

# chicago - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Fresh PR headache for United Airlines as giant rabbit dies on plane
# Chicago
# Chicago

Fresh PR headache for United Airlines as giant rabbit dies on plane

Apr 26th 2017, 8:29 AM 27,293 Views 55 Comments

The airline has said it is “saddened” to hear the news and is reviewing what happened.

# chicago - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama
# Lessons From History
# Lessons From History

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama

Apr 25th 2017, 9:12 AM 23,364 Views 92 Comments

The former President said the US immigration system had always been “a little bit haphazard”.

# chicago - Friday 14 April, 2017

Driver gets more than he bargained for when woodpecker hitches lift on car
# Chicago
# Chicago

Driver gets more than he bargained for when woodpecker hitches lift on car

Apr 14th 2017, 11:37 AM 25,433 Views 21 Comments

Not a bad way to get around.

# chicago - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'
# Staff Email
# Staff Email

United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'

Apr 11th 2017, 9:58 PM 27,654 Views 52 Comments

David Dao, aged 69 was dragged off the United Airlines flight on Sunday after it was was overbooked.

Officer who forcibly removed passenger from plane is suspended from duty
# Dragged Screaming
# Dragged Screaming

Officer who forcibly removed passenger from plane is suspended from duty

Apr 11th 2017, 7:48 AM 35,259 Views 64 Comments

The aviation security officer has been placed on leave “pending a thorough review of the situation”.

# chicago - Monday 10 April, 2017

Passengers shocked as man is dragged screaming from overbooked flight
# Chicago
# Chicago

Passengers shocked as man is dragged screaming from overbooked flight

Apr 10th 2017, 2:13 PM 161,931 Views 127 Comments

Other passengers said the man, a doctor, later ran back up the aisle repeating “I have to get home”.

# chicago - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Boy arrested in Chicago after sexual assault of girl was streamed live on Facebook
# Abuse
# Abuse

Boy arrested in Chicago after sexual assault of girl was streamed live on Facebook

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:32 AM 22,526 Views 18 Comments

About 40 people watched the video and didn’t report it to authorities.

# chicago - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Chicago police investigate alleged rape of teen streamed on Facebook
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

Chicago police investigate alleged rape of teen streamed on Facebook

Mar 22nd 2017, 9:39 PM 21,696 Views 11 Comments

Police chief Eddie Johnson was approached by the girl’s mother who showed him graphic photos of the incident.

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery
# Baby Dominique
# Baby Dominique

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery

Mar 22nd 2017, 9:24 PM 42,222 Views 11 Comments

Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.

# chicago - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago
# Take A Chance On Me
# Take A Chance On Me

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago

Mar 7th 2017, 9:22 PM 10,926 Views 14 Comments

The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.

# chicago - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook
# Chicago
# Chicago

Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook

Feb 16th 2017, 8:25 AM 21,797 Views 46 Comments

Police said last night that they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting which shocked Chicago.

# chicago - Friday 6 January, 2017

Obama says Chicago attack shows 'a lot of problems that have been there a long time'
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Obama says Chicago attack shows 'a lot of problems that have been there a long time'

Jan 6th 2017, 7:53 AM 32,007 Views 104 Comments

Four black suspects were charged with kidnapping and hate crimes over the assault of a mentally disabled white man.

# chicago - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Hate crime charges filed after Facebook Live video shows assault of mentally disabled man
# Chicago
# Chicago

Hate crime charges filed after Facebook Live video shows assault of mentally disabled man

Jan 5th 2017, 7:25 PM 28,932 Views 82 Comments

The suspects are seen laughing during the assault and repeatedly yelling: “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”.

# chicago - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend
# America
# America

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend

Dec 27th 2016, 10:55 AM 14,970 Views 74 Comments

12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.

# chicago - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

9 great matches that defined Irish rugby in 2016
# Essential Viewing
From The42
# Essential Viewing

9 great matches that defined Irish rugby in 2016

Dec 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 17,805 Views 12 Comments

These are well worth watching all over again.

# chicago - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Man pleads guilty to helping his cousin plan notorious Bali murder of girlfriend's mother
# Murder
# Murder

Man pleads guilty to helping his cousin plan notorious Bali murder of girlfriend's mother

Dec 13th 2016, 10:43 PM 16,468 Views 0 Comments

Sheila von Weise was beaten to death with a fruit bowl during a vacation in 2014.

# chicago - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'It was probably the game that re-attached me as a fan again' - BOD savoured the Chicago All Blacks win
# The BOD Support
From The42
# The BOD Support

'It was probably the game that re-attached me as a fan again' - BOD savoured the Chicago All Blacks win

Nov 16th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,512 Views 3 Comments

The former Irish captain relished the victory at Soldier Field.