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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Illinois

This year
At least 10 people killed and dozens injured as tornadoes strikes multiple US states
The storm system also brought wildfires to the southern Plains and blizzard conditions to the Upper Midwest.
Last year
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.
All time
US inspectors launch probe into Amazon warehouse collapse that left six dead during tornado
The regulators will look into whether or not workplace safety rules were followed by Amazon at the site.
At least six people wounded in shooting in US state of Illinois
The suspects reportedly tried to out-run a MetroLink train at a crossing and their vehicle was struck.
Illinois and Nebraska to open 2021 college football season at the Aviva Stadium
25,000 fans are expected to travel to Ireland for the game.
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.
Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say
Officials are trying to find the cause of a respiratory illness in up to 200 more people.
Man sacked from his job kills five after opening fire at manufacturing complex in US
A number of police officers were also injured in the gun spree.
Gunman arrested after wounding multiple police officers and civilians near Chicago
Police with riot shields flooded the area and arrested the assailant.
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.
Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.
Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison
A number of other people have also been hospitalised by the contaminated drug, with symptoms such as coughing up blood and internal bleeding.
Barack Obama called to do jury duty in Illinois and plans to serve
He’s made it “crystal clear” he’ll be there, according to the chief judge in Cook County.
American woman sues Starbucks over the proportion of ice in their iced drinks
She is seeking damages and restitution, potentially on behalf of anyone in America who’s bought an iced drink at Starbucks since 2006.
'Hero' cop faked on-duty murder, took his own life
Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz had been embezzling money from a police program for local young people.
Police hunt for three suspects after officer is shot dead
The man was a father of four.
This pooch, missing for years, was found an awful long way from home
Lilly the Shih Tzu has been reunited with her owners.
Mystery woman leaves $15,000 tip for three waitresses
And you thought you were a good tipper?
Man films terrifying video of tornado devastating his house and neighbourhood
The man and his daughter sheltered in their home as the storm passed.
Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest
Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.
TV reporter interviews cat about water rate increases
He’ll jump on you Caroline.
Willy-shaped church 'doesn't look much like a willy', insists architect
Whatever you say, pal.
One school, one grade, 24 sets of twins: Illinois breaks world record
The discovery was made by brothers Luke and Ryan Novosel.
US lawsuit taken against manufacturers of Cork Airport crash plane
A court action is being taken on behalf of four of the six people who died when a small aircraft crashed at Cork Airport in February 2011.
We Believe: Europe revelling after miracle at Medinah
The 39th Ryder Cup produced the competition’s greatest ever comeback.
Clarke, McGinley and Bjorn named as European Ryder Cup vice-captains
A fourth assistant will by named by José María Olazábal on 27 August when he reveals his two wildcard picks.
China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.
Romney extends Republican lead with strong Illinois win
Romney’s 46.7 per cent in Illinois – the home state of Barack Obama – is enough to extend his lead over Rick Santorum.
Man planned to abduct and electrocute a former lawyer - and blame his cat
American investigators say the man borrowed elements of his plan from a television show and wanted authorities to believe the victim’s cat was the culprit of the crime.
Man shot 3-inch nail into his own brain - and didn't notice
Illinois man Dante Autullo thought doctors were joking when they showed him an x-ray showing a 3-inch nail in the middle of his brain.
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.
Former US governor Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years for corruption
Blagojevich famously tried to auction off Barack Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports
Report was phoned in but police are now investigating.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the presidential election campaign trail; the perfect video to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s big game in New Zealand, and what happened when Clooney met Berlusconi?
Town evacuated as train derails and explodes
“Quarter-mile” of tanker cars carrying alcohol derailed and some burst into flames after accident just south of Princeton in Illinois, US.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures
Emanuel sworn in in Chicago – as Irish-American’s record 22-year tenure ends
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel becomes the new Mayor of Chicago, succeeding Richard M Daley.
Three children amongst six people dead after Chicago apartment fire
Dozens more were injured as residents jumped from the three-storey apartment building in suburban Chicago after it caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.
US army blows up river levee to save town from flooding
Army engineers have blown holes into the walls of the levee, flooding thousands of acres of farmland in a bid to prevent further flood pressure on the Illinois town, Cairo.
Death penalty abolished in Illinois
Governor commutes death sentences of over a dozen inmates and abolishes the state’s death penalty.