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# chicago - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

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.

# chicago - Sunday 22 December, 2019

13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US

Shots were fired just after 12.30am (6.30am Irish time).

# chicago - Friday 6 December, 2019

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.

# chicago - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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.

# chicago - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland Belief

'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.

# chicago - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.

# chicago - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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.

# chicago - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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.

# chicago - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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.

# chicago - Friday 12 July, 2019

Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges

The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.

# chicago - Friday 14 June, 2019

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.

# chicago - Thursday 30 May, 2019

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.

# chicago - Thursday 23 May, 2019

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.

# chicago - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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 - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote

Since 1837, Chicago voters have elected only one black mayor and one female mayor.

# chicago - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From The42 Tributes paid to Limerick GAA supporter John Hunt who has passed away aged 98 RIP

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.

# chicago - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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 - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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.

# chicago - Saturday 23 March, 2019

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.

# chicago - Monday 18 March, 2019

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.

# chicago - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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.

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade

Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

# chicago - Thursday 14 March, 2019

US actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police over attack

Police say Smollett staged the attack in a bid to gain publicity and a more pay.

# chicago - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

# chicago - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Jussie Smollett charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police

In a statement to the media, Smollett’s attorney Mark Geragos criticised the charges as “prosecutorial overkill”.

# chicago - Monday 25 February, 2019

R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls

Bail for the R&B star has been set at $1 million.

# chicago - Friday 22 February, 2019

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Two more women have also accused R Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens.

Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest

The show’s producers said they are placing their trust in the legal system.

# chicago - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'

Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.

# chicago - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Jussie Smollett named as suspect in criminal investigation for filing a false police report

Detectives were this evening presenting evidence before a Grand Jury in Chicago, a police spokesperson said.

# chicago - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?

Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

# chicago - Friday 15 February, 2019

New evidence allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with 14 year-old girl, victims' lawyer claims

The tape is different to one used in a 2008 trial, when Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges.

# chicago - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke fired 16 bullets into the 17-year-old during the confrontation in 2014.

# chicago - Friday 18 January, 2019

Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting

The 2014 killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald triggered months of protests.

# chicago - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Woman suing Hilton hotels for $100 million says she was filmed naked in shower by hidden camera

The woman said the footage was then uploaded on porn websites.

# chicago - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Chicago hospital gunman had been kicked out of firefighting academy

Four people were shot dead during a shooting at a Chicago hospital yesterday.

Four people, including hospital staff and police officer, killed in Chicago shooting

Authorities said that the gunmen targeted a woman with whom he was having a relationship.

# chicago - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

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