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#Illinois

# illinois - Saturday 16 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man sacked from his job kills five after opening fire at manufacturing complex in US Mass Shooting

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.

# illinois - Friday 15 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Gunman arrested after wounding multiple police officers and civilians near Chicago Mass Shooting

Gunman arrested after wounding multiple police officers and civilians near Chicago

Police with riot shields flooded the area and arrested the assailant.

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

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.

# illinois - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church Illinois

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”.

# illinois - Saturday 14 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison Chicago

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.

# illinois - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama called to do jury duty in Illinois and plans to serve Keeping Busy

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.

# illinois - Monday 2 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie American woman sues Starbucks over the proportion of ice in their iced drinks Best Served Cold

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.

# illinois - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'Hero' cop faked on-duty murder, took his own life Chicago

'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.

# illinois - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Police hunt for three suspects after officer is shot dead Chicago

Police hunt for three suspects after officer is shot dead

The man was a father of four.

# illinois - Saturday 9 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This pooch, missing for years, was found an awful long way from home Illinois

This pooch, missing for years, was found an awful long way from home

Lilly the Shih Tzu has been reunited with her owners.

# illinois - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mystery woman leaves $15,000 tip for three waitresses Hey Big Spender

Mystery woman leaves $15,000 tip for three waitresses

And you thought you were a good tipper?

# illinois - Friday 22 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man films terrifying video of tornado devastating his house and neighbourhood Illinois

Man films terrifying video of tornado devastating his house and neighbourhood

The man and his daughter sheltered in their home as the storm passed.

# illinois - Monday 18 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest Storms

Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest

Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.

# illinois - Friday 15 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge TV reporter interviews cat about water rate increases Mews Reporter

TV reporter interviews cat about water rate increases

He’ll jump on you Caroline.

# illinois - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Willy-shaped church 'doesn't look much like a willy', insists architect Morto

# illinois - Saturday 15 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie One school, one grade, 24 sets of twins: Illinois breaks world record Twin Town

One school, one grade, 24 sets of twins: Illinois breaks world record

The discovery was made by brothers Luke and Ryan Novosel.

# illinois - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie US lawsuit taken against manufacturers of Cork Airport crash plane Cork Airport Crash

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.

# illinois - Monday 1 October, 2012

We Believe: Europe revelling after miracle at Medinah

The 39th Ryder Cup produced the competition’s greatest ever comeback.

# illinois - Thursday 16 August, 2012

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.

# illinois - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

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.

# illinois - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Romney extends Republican lead with strong Illinois win US 2012

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.

# illinois - Saturday 28 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man planned to abduct and electrocute a former lawyer - and blame his cat Catastrophic

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.

# illinois - Saturday 21 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man shot 3-inch nail into his own brain - and didn't notice Nailed

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.

# illinois - Sunday 18 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Family of five killed in suspected murder-suicide 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.

# illinois - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Former US governor Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years for corruption Corruption

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.

# illinois - Thursday 17 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports US

Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports

Report was phoned in but police are now investigating.

# illinois - Friday 7 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

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?

From TheJournal.ie Town evacuated as train derails and explodes US

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.

# illinois - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

# illinois - Monday 16 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Emanuel sworn in in Chicago – as Irish-American’s record 22-year tenure ends Chicago

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.

# illinois - Sunday 15 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Three children amongst six people dead after Chicago apartment fire US

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.

# illinois - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie US army blows up river levee to save town from flooding Levee This post contains videos

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.

# illinois - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Death penalty abolished in Illinois Death Penalty

Death penalty abolished in Illinois

Governor commutes death sentences of over a dozen inmates and abolishes the state’s death penalty.

# illinois - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Illinois woman gives birth to her own grandson Pregnancy

Illinois woman gives birth to her own grandson

Kristine Casey, 61, acts as a surrogate mother for her daughter – who was unable to carry her own children to term.

# illinois - Monday 6 December, 2010

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Lenihan voted Europe’s worst finance minister; semi state bosses to escape pay cuts, and a live stunt on German TV goes horribly wrong.

# illinois - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

THE FORMER GOVERNOR of Illinois, who faced 24 corruption charges after it emerged he had tried to auction off the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, has been found guilty of one charge – but no verdict has been returned on the other 23.

While the jury of 12 found ‘Blago’ guilty of lying to the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption, it was deadlocked at 11-1 on the remaining charges including wire-tapping, bribery, extortion charges and racketeering.

“This jury shows you that the government threw everything but the kitchen sink at me,” a triumphant Blagojevich said afterward. “They could not prove I did anything wrong – except for one nebulous charge from five years ago.”

After the findings were announced, individual jurors began to share their frustrations at how what they felt were certain convictions were blocked by a single juror who could not be convinced of his guilt.

“I myself am not happy with the way this ended,” said one. “Based on the case that was presented, I do feel that there was guilt on more than three-quarters of the counts. I think in the end, based on what happened today, the people of the state just did not have justice served.”

Another said he had Blago “guilty on all counts”. A third said the allegations relating to the auction of Obama’s senate seat “was the most obvious” offence.

All three, however, laid the blame for the failure to convict the governor – who was impeached over the charges – at the feet of one juror, who they wouldn’t name.

“She just didn’t see it like we all did,” one said. “At a certain point there was no changing… You can’t make somebody see something they don’t see.”

The judge has declared a mistrial on the outstanding 23 charges and the local government attorney is expected to file for a retrial. Blagojevich could yet face a prison sentence for his single conviction.

As the governor of the state represented by Obama in the Senate, Blagojevich was entitled to appoint anyone he liked to the seat Obama was vacating after he was elected president in November 2008.

He was arrested a month afterward, when it was alleged that he had attempted to essentially auction off Obama’s seat.