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# chicago - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime
# Chicago
# Chicago

Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime

Feb 11th 2020, 10:37 PM 19,100 Views 0 Comments

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
# United States
# United States

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 1:13 PM 22,596 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sex Crime
# Sex Crime

R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah

Dec 6th 2019, 9:33 AM 44,779 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Empire Strikes Back
# Empire Strikes Back

Actor Jussie Smollett suing city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'

Nov 21st 2019, 9:39 AM 16,214 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 1:05 AM 4,188 Views 1 Comment

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
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

Oct 13th 2019, 6:03 PM 8,673 Views 10 Comments

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
# Mobile Home
# Mobile Home

Nine-year-old child charged with five counts of first-degree murder after fire in US

Oct 9th 2019, 8:20 AM 37,502 Views 0 Comments

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
# Gun Violence
# Gun Violence

Two Chicago mothers who were anti-gun violence activists shot dead in south of city

Jul 31st 2019, 11:11 AM 55,127 Views 51 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges

Jul 17th 2019, 7:22 AM 8,925 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges

Jul 12th 2019, 7:44 AM 14,045 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

Baby boy who was cut from his mother's womb with a butcher's knife during attack in Chicago dies

Jun 14th 2019, 10:28 PM 53,044 Views 7 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes

May 30th 2019, 9:33 PM 18,650 Views 0 Comments

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
# Unsealed
# Unsealed

Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released

May 23rd 2019, 10:52 PM 23,087 Views 37 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

US police question three people after baby taken from murdered pregnant teenager

May 16th 2019, 9:27 PM 37,789 Views 39 Comments

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
# Lori Lightfoot
# Lori Lightfoot

Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:08 PM 20,620 Views 54 Comments

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

# chicago - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 31st 2019, 7:38 PM 9,722 Views 9 Comments

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
# Jussie Smollett

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Mar 28th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,378 Views 34 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 9:48 PM 47,444 Views 37 Comments

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
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor

Mar 23rd 2019, 12:49 PM 84,297 Views 91 Comments

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
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Mar 18th 2019, 8:15 AM 22,051 Views 28 Comments

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
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention

Mar 16th 2019, 11:30 PM 56,675 Views 0 Comments

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'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,173 Views 60 Comments

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
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

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

Updated Mar 16th 2019, 5:33 PM 74,278 Views 18 Comments

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

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Mar 16th 2019, 12:07 AM 10,039 Views 75 Comments

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
# Empire Strikes Back
# Empire Strikes Back

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

Mar 14th 2019, 5:10 PM 11,941 Views 0 Comments

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
# White House Visit
# White House Visit

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

Mar 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,897 Views 45 Comments

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
# Empire Strikes Back
# Empire Strikes Back

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

Mar 9th 2019, 2:33 PM 16,420 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

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

Feb 25th 2019, 8:17 PM 12,500 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Updated Feb 22nd 2019, 6:50 PM 32,291 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jussie Smollett
# Jussie Smollett

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

Updated Feb 22nd 2019, 4:14 PM 47,204 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Chicago
# Chicago

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

Updated Feb 21st 2019, 3:26 PM 44,002 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

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

Feb 20th 2019, 11:08 PM 23,165 Views 62 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Feb 19th 2019, 1:31 PM 28,565 Views 55 Comments

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
# MuteRKelly
# MuteRKelly

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

Feb 15th 2019, 7:22 AM 56,012 Views 23 Comments

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
# Jason Van Dyke

Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Jan 19th 2019, 7:49 AM 18,473 Views 23 Comments

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
# Laquan Mcdonald
# Laquan Mcdonald

Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting

Jan 18th 2019, 7:51 AM 13,931 Views 18 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

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

Dec 5th 2018, 10:30 PM 42,501 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hospital Shooting
# Hospital Shooting

Chicago hospital gunman had been kicked out of firefighting academy

Nov 20th 2018, 10:08 PM 14,359 Views 10 Comments

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
# Mercy Hospital
# Mercy Hospital

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

Updated Nov 20th 2018, 7:20 AM 29,148 Views 23 Comments

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

# chicago - Saturday 17 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 28,459 Views 62 Comments

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

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