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Judge Unseals Criminal Case File Against Jussie Smollett
The "Empire" actor's frequent comments about his reported hated crime "aren't the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy."
John Cusack Tells Trump Fans: 'You Don't Support Troops More Than Me'
By Jennifer Kline, AOL.COM Articles
The actor was accused of staying seated during a military salute at Wrigley Field, but he insists he did rise.
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High School Spends $53,000 To Reprint Yearbooks After Students Flash Racist Symbol
While the intent of students at Oak Park and River Forest High School remains unclear, the photos were jarring enough that administrators withheld the books.
Lori Lightfoot Ends Chicago Aldermen's Privilege On First Day As Mayor
She signed an order to erase "aldermanic privilege," which has given council members veto power over zoning and permits.
Chicago Police Department
Molotov Cocktails Thrown At Chicago Synagogue, Police Say
Authorities are investigating whether the incident is connected to broken car windows found outside at least three other synagogues.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Rallies Around Pastor, Family Detained By ICE
Rev. Betty Rendón, who works part-time at Emaus ELCA in Racine, Wisconsin, was arrested in a raid on her home.
Pregnant Teen's Baby Cut From Womb After Her Murder, Police Say
Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, 19, had been missing for weeks when her body was found behind a home in Chicago's Southwest Side.
Edwin Jackson Sets MLB Record By Playing For 14th Team
The 35-year-old pitcher set the record on Wednesday when he took the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays
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Chicago Cubs Fan Banned For Flashing 'White Power' Symbol Behind Black Reporter
NBC Sports analyst Doug Glanville said he wasn't aware the gesture was made during his live broadcast.
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'Jeopardy!" Champ James Holzhauer Catches Interest Of MLB Teams
"We have to get this guy in baseball," one team executive said.
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“Empire” Cast Wants Jussie Smollett Back
The cast of “Empire” is calling for Jussie Smollett to return to the Fox TV show.
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Top Aides Resign From Kim Foxx's Office After Jussie Smollett Case
Chief ethics officer April Perry and special prosecutor Mark Rotert are stepping down.
Chicago Prosecutors' Texts Over Jussie Smollett Case Reveal Frustration
The exchanges also show that State's Attorney Kim Foxx communicated with her team about the "Empire" actor even after she recused herself from his case.
New Surveillance Video Shows Chicago Police Dragging, Using Stun Gun On Student
The footage contradicts the Chicago Police Department’s assertion that Dnigma Howard, 16, attacked the officers first.
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Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett To Pay For Cost Of Investigating False Hate Crime Report
City officials previously ordered the "Empire" actor to pay $130,106 for police overtime incurred during the inquiry into his claim of a hate crime.
Inspector General Finds Chicago Gang Database Outdated, Inaccurate and Damaging
Chicago's inspector general, Joe Ferguson, released a report Thursday highlighting concerns with the police's so-called "gang database."
Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago Mayor Race, Will Be First Black Woman In Role
Lightfoot, who is openly gay, won Tuesday’s runoff in Chicago against Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Chris Rock Calls Out Jussie Smollett At NAACP Image Awards
"What the hell was he thinking?" the comedian asks about the "Empire" actor.
Chicago Seeks $130,000 From Jussie Smollett For Cost Of Investigation
A letter from Chicago's legal department to the "Empire" actor and his attorneys said police resources “could have been used for other investigations.”
Trump Slams Jussie Smollett Case After Charges Dropped: 'An Embarrassment'
The Justice Department and FBI will review the "Empire" actor's "outrageous" case, the president tweeted.
Criminal Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped
"Empire" actor, Jussie Smollett had been accused of staging a hate crime against himself.
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.
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