The residents of a small Australian mountain town have gathered more than 90,000 signatures from people opposed to a McDonald’s restaurant, and planned to deliver them by hand to McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook on Tuesday.
Chris Lane loved baseball, but knew it wouldn’t make him a star. Instead, the Australian youth with a quirky passion for America’s pastime came to the U.S. for a college education, found a girlfriend and died while training for what was likely his final year on the diamond.
An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed by three “bored” teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said.
It happened in the Australian wilderness. A young police officer was bitten by a mosquito and became immobilized, a quadriplegic who also cannot speak. Now he has traveled from down under to Chicago. Here, police officer Ryan Marron hopes he can regain what was lost.
For a moment, they were the same two excited 8-year-old girls who first began looking for things they had in common 36 years ago.