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  • Chicago-area man accused of threatening Mayor, others on Facebook

    CHICAGO: A driver for a ride-sharing service used his Facebook page to threaten Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others, hinting that he hoped to commit an act of violence before traveling to Pakistan, according to a recently unsealed federal complaint...

    Mohammad Waqas Khan, who is around 30 and from the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, should remain behind bars pending trial, a US magistrate judge ruled at a detention hearing Monday in...

  • Two giant, rare ‘corpse’ flowers bloom in Chicago

    CHICAGO: It is unusual enough to see one of nature’s biggest, rarest — not to mention smelliest — flowers bloom...

    That is why two seven-foot-tall corpse flowers at the Chicago Botanic Garden have attracted thousands of visitors this week, despite the smell of rotting flesh that the flowers emit to attract pollinating beetles and flies...

  • Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO: A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder on Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing...

    The judge ordered the dash-cam recording of the Chicago killing to be released by Wednesday after city officials had argued for months it couldn’t be made public until the conclusion of several investigations...

  • Furious protests force Trump to call off rally in Chicago

    CHICAGO: Donald Trump cancelled a rally in Chicago on Friday in the face of huge protests, which triggered scenes of chaos and prompted his presidential rivals to blame the violent outbreak on his incendiary rhetoric...

    The billionaire said he decided to call off the rally after consulting with police in the city, where tensions had been rising for hours in the build-up to the event at a sporting arena at the University of Illinois at...

  • Muslim woman mistaken for terrorist sues Chicago officers

    CHICAGO: A young Muslim woman on Thursday sued Chicago police who mistakenly identified her briefly as a potential "lone wolf" terrorist as she was leaving a city subway station last year on the Fourth of July wearing a headscarf, face veil and carrying a backpack...

    Itemid Al-Matar says officers violated her civil rights by pulling off her religious garb as they arrested her on subway station stairs, then strip-searched her later at...

  • Chicago police chief out, review launched over black teen's death

    CHICAGO: Chicago's police chief was ousted Tuesday after days of protest over a white officer's shooting of a black teenager 16 times and the department's refusal to release a video of the killing for more than a year...

    " In an editorial on Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times had called for McCarthy's resignation and the Chicago City Council black caucus and some protesters had also called for him to leave...

  • Jazz exhibit opens with ‘music you can see’ in Chicago

    CHICAGO: Experimental jazz collides with avant-garde visual pieces in a vibrant exhibit which opened on Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago...

    Curator Dieter Roelstraete began thinking about how to put on an exhibit exploring Chicago’s rich jazz heritage soon after he moved here from Belgium in 2012...

  • New Rolling Stones album rekindles Chicago-blues love affair

    It is the band’s first album to feature only cover songs, drawn exclusively from the 1950s blues scene of Chicago, where musicians from the blues’ southern heartland had settled seeking work...

    The spontaneity defines the sound of the record, lending a beefy, dirtier edge to the decades-old classics, recreating the febrile atmosphere of the West Chicago clubs where they were spawned...

  • Facts : No snow in Chicago

    For the first time in 146 years, the National Weather Service documented no snow on the ground in Chicago, the US, in January and February — a record that worried people about climate change...

    The least amount of snow in a Chicago January was in 1928 with 0...

  • Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire

    CHICAGO: Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire from Premier League giants Manchester United, the English club confirmed on Tuesday...

    The 32-year-old, who scored 24 goals in 121 appearances for Germany, will join Chicago subject to a medical and a visa being obtained...

  • 11 killed, nearly 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    CHICAGO: At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticise the city’s Democratic leadership...

    By comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were wounded during the long Memorial Day weekend, which is often one of the most violent weekends of...

  • 4 killed in Chicago hospital shooting

    An argument in a hospital parking lot escalated into a shooting that killed three people, including a police officer, in the United States city of Chicago on Monday...

    Mercy, founded in 1852, has locations throughout Chicago and provides outpatient treatment and acute inpatient care, boasting doctors who are leaders in their field...

  • First black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO: Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration on Monday as Chicago’s first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation’s third largest city...

    “For years, they’ve said Chicago ain’t ready for reform,” said Lightfoot, speaking minutes after her swearing-in at the Wintrust Arena...

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