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  • Steve Bartman, America's most infamous fan, receives Cubs redemption
    Bartman given World Series ring to celebrate Chicago’s 2016 victoryWas blamed for interfering with fielder during playoff loss in 2003Steve Bartman, the Chicago Cubs fan vilified and blamed for ending the team’s championship hopes in 2003, has be…
    - 55 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 3:09pm -
  • Laquan McDonald shooting: officers plead not guilty to alleged cover-up
    Joseph Walsh, David March and Thomas Gaffney were indicted last month on charges they quickly coordinated stories about shooting to protect officersA Chicago police officer and two former officers pleaded not guilty Monday to conspiring to cover up w…
    - 76 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:47pm -
  • 'He died sitting on our front porch': the fight to stop Chicago's gang killings – video
    Over the Fourth of July weekend, over 100 people were shot in Chicago – a worrying increase after the city’s murder rate had fallen to its lowest level in 40 years. Adam Gabbatt visits the city’s south side to understand why gang violence remai…
    - 77 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Illinois abduction: suspect accused of kidnapping Chinese scholar appears in court
    Brendt Christiansen is accused of using ‘Abduction 101’ forum on FetLife.com for research in disappearance of Yingying Zhang, 26Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse on Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese schol…
    - 83 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 3:33pm -
  • Illinois kidnapping: sexual fetish site with ‘Abduction 101’ linked to suspect
    Complaint against Brendt Christensen in disappearance of Yingying Zhang says his phone was used to visit FetLife.com and ‘planning a kidnapping’ threadA website that hosted an “Abduction 101” forum that has been linked to a suspect in the kid…
    - 84 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 4:24pm -
  • Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier
    The fish was found miles past a barrier designed to keep it from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the USAn Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to ke…
    - 93 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 12:26pm -
  • John Avildsen obituary
    Film director with an eye for the underdog who made two Rocky films and The Karate KidThe director John Avildsen, who has died aged 81, enjoyed his greatest success with two hit movies about sporting underdogs. Rocky (1976) launched the career of its…
    - 98 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 11:01am -
  • UFC legend Matt Hughes seriously injured after truck collides with train
    Two-times UFC welterweight champion airlifted to hospital after collisionIllinois State Police describe injuries to 43-year-old Hughes as seriousHughes, an Illinois native, was inducted to UFC’s Hall of Fame in 2010Former two-times UFC welterweight…
    - 16 Jun 17, 4:54pm -
  • Illinois college student killed after being struck during hammer-throw event
    Ethan Roser was struck by hammer during track meet in suburban ChicagoWheaton College president ‘deeply grieved’ by freak accidentA college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at an event in suburban Chicago.Wheaton Co…
    - 23 Apr 17, 3:50pm -
  • Taking a hit: are US athletes' rights being eroded?
    A bill before the Illinois state senate suggests a push to take away retired athletes’ healthcare rights – a distressing sign for those who care about labor rights in sportA small provision buried within the Workers’ Compensation Act, a bill be…
    - 17 Feb 17, 6:00am -
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