Illinois

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Illinois bans military-style weapons in win for gun control advocates
US supreme court also allows New York to continue enforcing new law that bans guns from ‘sensitive places’

Maya Yang and agencies

11, Jan, 2023 @9:48 PM

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More than 50% of trans and non-binary youth in US considered suicide this year, survey says
The alarmingly high rates of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are spread across liberal and conservative regions

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

17, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Highland Park shooting suspect’s father faces charges for sponsoring son’s gun license
Robert Crimo Jr was charged with seven felony counts of reckless conduct for helping his son obtain a license in December 2019

Dani Anguiano and agencies

17, Dec, 2022 @12:35 AM

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It’s a colorless, toxic gas. A US woman won $363m after years of exposure
An Illinois resident won her case against the company Sterigenics – but other sufferers’ lawsuits hang in the balance

Mario Koran

26, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Caterpillar worker’s grisly foundry death blamed on training and work conditions
Workers say conditions at Illinois facility haven’t changed since Steven Dierkes was incinerated in pot of molten iron in June

Michael Sainato

26, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Revealed: the ‘shocking’ levels of toxic lead in Chicago tap water
Tests performed for thousands of Chicago residents found lead, a neurotoxic metal, in amounts far exceeding the federal standards

Erin McCormick, Aliya Uteuova and Taylor Moore with photographs by Jamie Kelter Davis

21, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Monkeypox cases appear to be declining in some large US cities
Experts say the trend in New York, Chicago and San Francisco appears to be linked to immunity and behavior changes

Guardian staff and agencies

26, Aug, 2022 @9:23 PM

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Winner of $1.34bn Mega Millions lottery hasn’t claimed prize after a month
A single ticket purchased at an gas station in Des Plaines, Illinois, won the gigantic sum

Guardian staff

26, Aug, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Gay community braces for monkeypox as outbreak spreads in US
Viral disease has primarily affected men who have sex with men – but can infect anyone – as cities and states prepare for impact

Eric Berger

05, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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How we met: ‘I found her on Facebook after 40 years and it felt like coming home’
Steve, 59, and DeSande, 55, were close at high school in Illinois, but lost touch after graduating. Four months after they reconnected, they got married

Lizzie Cernik

25, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Highland Park suspect’s father to be investigated for signing gun application
Crimo Jr denies any responsibility for the attack, saying ‘I had no – not an inkling, warning – that this was going to happen’

Gloria Oladipo

07, Jul, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Highland Park shooting: suspect considered attacking another parade
Police on Wednesday also identified the seventh shooting victim in the July 4 mass killing as Eduardo Uvaldo, 69

Guardian staff and agencies

07, Jul, 2022 @6:43 AM

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