Top 10 News Week of November 3
1. Man Suspected of Killing Wife and Self, Longtime Chicago Police Officer
A longtime former Chicago Police officer fatally shot himself just after his wife was found slain nearby. Raymond Zene was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his estranged wife Elaine was found dead in a Jewel-Osco parking lot nearby. Zene had previously filed an order of protection against Raymond years before, because she was fearful of her safety.
2. Coldest Chicago Halloween in 21 Years
All the little boos and ghouls of Chicago deserved extra candy this year with temperatures in the mid-to-low 30s. The high temperatures in the 40s were much chillier with gusty winds cooling the city down. The just above-freezing temperatures made it the coldest Halloween in over 20 years.
3. Russia Linked Posts Reached 126 Million Facebook Users During Presidential Election
While the Mueller investigation is unfolding, Facebook estimates that about 126 million Facebook users were exposed to Russian-paid political ads during the 2016 presidential election. Facebook believes fake Russian accounts backed at least 120 fake pages and created over 80,000 posts that were received by 29 million Americans. With all of those likes and reposts, the spread of the news reached even further.
4. ‘House of Cards’ Ending Amid Kevin Spacey Allegations
After a very successful run on Netflix, ‘House of Cards’ will end after season 6 wraps up in light of recent Kevin Spacey sexual-assault allegations. Anthony Rapp came forward announcing that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances on him when he was only 14-years-old. Rapp finally came forward with his story after the recent Weinstein allegations and ending sexual assault in the industry.
5. CO2 Surges in 2016
According to the World Meteorically Organization, concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere surged in 2016 to a record high. Last year’s average was 50 percent higher than the average over the last 10 years. Researchers suggest human activities and the El Niño weather of 2016 drove the CO2 levels to a record high.
6. Transgender Military Policy Blocked by Federal Judge
Another failed attempt by Trump. A federal judge temporarily blocked the president’s ban of transgender people serving in the military. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia found that the administration’s justification for the ban was solely based on the administration’s “disproval for transgender people in general.”
7. Saudi Arabia to Allow Women in Sporting Events Next Year
Women of Saudi Arabia rise! After women have recently been allowed the freedom to drive in Saudi Arabia, the country announced that women may begin attending sporting events starting next year for the very first time. The exact details haven’t been worked out yet, but this is definitely a big step for the country.
8. Cardi B and Offset Engaged
Chart-topping female rapper Cardi B got a surprise at a recent performance when Migos’ rapper and boyfriend Offset proposed. The two have been dating since earlier this year, but Offset couldn’t wait to put a ring on it and boy did he! Cardi B’s engagement ring is valued at about $550,000, just over half a million dollars. Everything came perfectly together for the live onstage proposal.
9. Travis Scott Being Sued by Fan Who was Paralyzed During Fall From Concert in New York
Travis Scott is being sued by a fan who was paralyzed during a concert in New York. 23-year-old Kyle Green claims he was pushed off a balcony during a Travis Scott concert severely injuring himself so much that he needs to be in primary care of friends and family. Green says Scott offered him one of his rings off his finger as consolation for his injures during the concert, but Green is suing for more than that.
10. New Chicago Apple Store Deadly to Migratory Birds
The new Apple Store caused a lot of attraction of customers and birds alike. The nearly all-glass structure has seen some issues with migratory birds of late. The clear glass, lights and greenery inside of the store have caused the death of several birds that can’t see glass. Apple is issuing dim lighting at night to avoid more bird deaths in the future.