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Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC News and released by the Illinois Department of Public Health, “a passenger on an international flight with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal 5” of the airport and the person “departed on a domestic flight from Terminal 1.” The…

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Cuba Gooding Jr to star in Chicago

Show me the jazz hands! Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr will make his UK stage debut this year when hit musical Chicago returns to the West End. The Jerry Maguire and Boyz n the Hood star will play smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the show, which hasn’t been seen in London since 2012. It will be the first musical for the 50-year-old, recently seen on US TV as OJ Simpson in American Crime Story. Chicago begins its 2018 run at London’s Phoenix Theatre on 26 March. The show – now…

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Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago

Bitcoin has begun trading on a major exchange for the first time. It launched on the CBOE futures exchange in Chicago at 23:00 GMT Sunday, allowing investors to bet on whether Bitcoin prices will rise or fall. In the lead-up to its futures debut, the value of the digital currency has surged. Bitcoin’s introduction to the CBOE has been seen by some as a step towards legitimising the currency. The move is expected to be followed next week by a listing on the rival Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Futures are a…

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Elon Musk bids to build Chicago travel pods

Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm, the Boring Company, will compete to build a new transport link in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring options for a high-speed link between O’Hare Airport and the city centre, and is considering an underground link. Mr Musk tweeted that the Boring Company would submit a proposal for a “high-speed loop” in Chicago. He added that the plan would involve “electric pods” travelling in underground tunnels. Mr Musk has previously outlined his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles, in which cars would park on…

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The Chicago Rapper cupcakKe’s Profoundly Intimate Track “Scraps”

For female rappers, graphic displays of sexuality signify honesty; the nastier, the truer. And for the twenty-year-old Chicago rapper cupcakKe, born Elizabeth Eden Harris, this means delighting in the freedom of being a self-released, independent artist on the Internet. Her music is teeming with pornographic vernacular, both lyrically and visually, that is rarely heard or seen among more mainstream artists. In the video for her song “Vagina,” which went viral in 2015, she is dressed in white hot shorts and rainbow pasties. Baring a crazed grin, she sucks on lollipops…

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Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

An Oxford University employee has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old in Chicago. Somerville College’s Andrew Warren, 56, and US professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Mr Lathem’s flat. Chicago Police charged the pair with first-degree murder after they were returned to the city from California. Mr Cornell-Duranleau, a hair stylist, was found with more than 40 stab wounds on 27 July. Mr Warren was suspended from his university job as senior treasury assistant after the body was found. A post-mortem examination showed Mr…

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Chicago giving departing inmates overdose-reversing drug

Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation’s opioid epidemic. The Cook County Jail in Chicago, which is the largest single-site jail in the country, has trained about 900 inmates how to use naloxone nasal spray devices since last summer and has distributed 400 of them to at-risk men and women as they got out. The devices…

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