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Judge Allows Courtroom Cameras For R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case
By Don Babwin, AP
Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Edward Flood allowed cameras going forward in Kelly's trial and pretrial hearings, including the next hearing on March 22.
Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To 16 Charges In Alleged Hate Crime Hoax
The "Empire" actor appeared in a Chicago courtroom on Thursday to deliver his plea.
Sanders Says His ‘Crazy And Extreme’ Ideas Ignited A ‘Political Revolution’
“Real change never takes place from the top on down,” the Vermont senator said Sunday. “It always takes place from the bottom on up.”
Chicago Will Soon Elect A Black Woman As Mayor For The First Time
Political outsider Lori Lightfoot, who was a federal prosecutor in northern Illinois, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters.
Chicago Alderman Ed Burke Wins Re-election Despite Facing Criminal Charges
Democratic Alderman Ed Burke won Chicago's 14th Ward, marking his 13th race. He's also accused of attempted extortion.
Avenatti Reveals R. Kelly ‘Sexual Assault’ Tape
Lawyer Michael Avenatti has given prosecutors another video recording that he says shows disgraced singer R. Kelly sexually assaulting a minor.
R. Kelly Turns Self In To Police Following Sex Abuse Charges
The singer was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
R. Kelly Charged With Criminal Sexual Abuse
After years of allegations, R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse.
Jussie Smollett Cut From Last 2 'Empire' Episodes After Police Say He Staged Attack
"To avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season," the producers said.
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Kamala Harris Is 'Frustrated And Disappointed' By Jussie Smollett's Alleged Staged Attack
Hate crimes are on the rise, the presidential candidate said, and the case against the actor "distracts from that truth."
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Jussie Smollett’s Legal Team Says Police Trampled On ‘Presumption Of Innocence’
The "Empire" actor is accused of staging what he said was a racist, homophobic attack.
Tyler Perry On Jussie Smollett Staging An Attack: 'I'm Lost For Words'
The filmmaker and actor said he has "personally spoken to Jussie."
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Jussie Smollett Accused Of Staging Attack Due To Salary Woes: Chicago Police
The actor was paid $65,000 per episode of the most recent season of “Empire,” a source told HuffPost.
Jussie Smollett Arrested
Actor Jussie Smollett has arrested for filing a false police report in connection to his claim that he was the victim of a homophobic and racist assault.
Jussie Smollett Arrested, Charged With Filing A False Police Report About His Alleged Attack
Police say the “Empire” actor made a false report of a racist and homophobic assault in Chicago that sparked a nationwide uproar.
Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Is A Criminal Suspect In Investigation Over Attack Report
Chicago police tweeted the announcement in their investigation of filing a false report after the actor said he was beaten in a racist, homophobic assault.
Police: Investigation Into Alleged Jussie Smollett Attack Has 'Shifted'
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said the “Empire” actor’s attorney had been contacted with a request for a follow-up interview.
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Newspapers Rip 'Imperial' Trump's National Emergency, Calling Him Biggest Threat Of All
Chicago Tribune skewers president's "act of petulance."
Jussie Smollett Is ‘Pissed Off’ After Alleged Attack
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave his first detailed account of the alleged hate crime against him on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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Jussie Smollett Says He's 'Pissed Off' In First Interview Since Alleged Attack
The "Empire" actor told "Good Morning America" he's angry that some people doubt his story.
Illinois Attorney General Challenges Jason Van Dyke Sentence In Laquan McDonald Murder
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced in January to 81 months in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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CBS Crew Tracking R. Kelly Says Car Keys Were Stolen
The TV crew said someone snatched the keys while they confronted a man in Chicago they thought was the embattled singer.
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Chicago Cubs' Muslim Fans Want Action After Team Patriarch's Islamophobic Emails
Cubs fans feel betrayed after leaked emails show billionaire Joe Ricketts knocked Islam as "a thing of evil" and Muslims as "my (our) enemy."
New Video Footage Could Shed Light On Jussie Smollett Attack
Chicago police are looking for more evidence of the alleged incident that left the "Empire" actor bruised and shaken.
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Jussie Smollett Speaks Out For The First Time Since Reported Racist Attack
“Let me start by saying that I’m OK," the "Empire" actor said Friday.
Good Samaritan Helps 70 Homeless People Stay In Hotel During Polar Vortex
The group found themselves in trouble when one of about 100 donated propane tanks they were using to keep warm exploded.
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