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# Chicago

All time
# Violence
12 people, including 3-year-old, shot in Chicago park
The shooting took place in Chicago’s Back of the Yards area on its southwest side.
# faux pizza
Pizza place offers free pizza to women who flash them
Probably pass on that one, then.
# Movin' On Up
Meet the new boss: Julie Sinnamon takes over as Enterprise Ireland CEO
She has an MBA in International Business from New York’s Fordham University, an executive qualification from Stanford and has held a number of senior roles at the organisation.
# rock on Swifty
Which legendary band did Taylor Swift share a stage with this weekend?
The reception was a bit…em…lukewarm.
# Just move it
Chicago woman fights $105,000 fine after car is abandoned at airport
Jennifer Fitzgerald says her boyfriend abandoned her car at O’Hare International Airport – accruing $105,000 in parking fines.
# gun control
"My husband is fighting as hard as he can" - Michelle Obama challenges politicians on guns
The US first lady highlighted the case of a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead in January, one week after she sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration.
# fire and ice
Photos: Firefighters battle blaze at freezing Chicago warehouse
It was one of the biggest fires in Chicago in years – and the freezing conditions made it extra difficult for firefighters. Here’s what happened.
# indy
The Indiana Jones package mystery has been solved!
And the answer is frustrating.
# Reel stories
Sports Film of The Week: Benji
The next big thing in basketball Benjamin Wilson was shot to death in high school. Here’s his story.
# Shannon
United Airlines anounces new Shannon - Chicago route
The new route will begin next summer, and was last in operation in 2009 with Aer Lingus.
# Shannon Airport
American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
A flight from Chicago to London Heathrow made an emergency landing shortly after 1pm today following reports of a smell of smoke on board.
# Jobswatch
Good news for Limerick: 400 jobs to be created by US financial company
Northern Trust announced the jobs boost for the county today.
# chicago shootings
19 shot in overnight violence in Chicago
Thirteen people, including young teenagers, were injured during one 30 minute spate of violence.
# Different ballgame
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis threw the first pitch at Wrigley Field and ate pizza on the mound
You didn’t expect them to just throw the pitch, did you?
# Oprah
In pictures: Oprah puts Chicago property up for sale - at 50 per cent discount
The TV star paid $5.6 million for the 4,600-square-foot property in 2006.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Plan to attack Obama campaign HQ during NATO summit foiled, say US police
The two-day summit of world leaders is due to start tomorrow in Chicago.
# Scarlet
Teachers Dancing Behind Students Video of the Day
No comment.
# US
Man found guilty of murdering three members of Jennifer Hudson's family
William Balfour was found guilty of the first-degree murder of the Grammy Award winner’s mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
# snail mail
Postcard sent in 1958 finally arrives... with help from Facebook
Scott McMurry’s mother sent him the card more than half a century ago – and nobody quite knows where it went in the meantime.
# Jobs
Bruton kicks off five-day trade mission to US
Richard Bruton will visit Boston, Raleigh, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Chicago on a five-day mission organised by IDA Ireland.
# Home Sweet Home
Michelle Obama on how to make the White House feel 'like the South Side of Chicago'
How do you bring up respectful, humble children when there are butlers milling about your home?
Ding ding! Enda Kenny set to ring opening bell on Wall Street today
The Taoiseach is in the middle of his trip to the US to promote Ireland. Tomorrow he will meet President Obama in the White House for a bilateral meeting.
# Goodbye Riverdance
Riverdance bids farewell to US
After 16 years Riverdance will end its US tour in June. The final St Patrick’s Day performance will take place in Chicago this weekend.
# Home Alone House
Home Alone house sells for $1.58m
The Home Alone mansion sells for well under the asking price.
# jennifer hudson
Jennifer Hudson listed as witness in family's murder trial
The man accused of the murder of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in 2008 is due to go on trial in April.
# Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich is getting sued for using 'Eye of the Tiger' during rallies
But he’s not the first politician to face the wrath of the music industry for his choice of song during campaign rallies.
# Shannon
Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board
The British Airways flight resumed its journey to Chicago in the early hours of this morning.
# Star in stripes
American dream: Lynam takes a year out to travel
Westmeath forward Conor Lynam has informed management that he will not be available for the 2012 league and championship.
# Skyscrapers
Mind now: China and India warned over skyscraper boom
Skyscrapers may herald financial crises, according to an ongoing study of the construction of tall buildings.
# Alive
Two of US serial killer's 'victims' turn up alive after 30 years
John Wayne Gacy, executed in 1994 after his conviction for murdering 33 young men, was America’s worst serial killer.
# Tragic
Family of five killed in suspected murder-suicide
Five members of a family, including three children, were killed in what is thought to be a murder-suicide in a small town in Illinois.
# US
Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports
Report was phoned in but police are now investigating.
# occupy
Arrests in Chicago, New York and Rome following global day of action
Protests in Rome turned violent, while in Dublin there were peaceful marches in the city centre.
# favourite memories
Watch: Fifty people, one question - your favourite memory
Irish director Galvea Kelly creates a gorgeous snapshot of people on the streets of Chicago remembering their finest moments. Pass the Kleenex.
# Rose of Tralee
Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee
Which of these 10 Irish and 22 international entrants are ‘lovely and fair’ enough to become the 53rd Rose of Tralee?
# US
Man shows up in Las Vegas 25 years after being declared dead
The FBI investigated the disappearance of Chicago man Arthur Gerald Jones in 1979 before an Illinois court declared him dead in 1986.
# Blagojevich
Illinois governor tried to sell Obama's Senate seat
Two-term governor of Obama’s home state was convicted of a range of corruption charges yesterday.