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Nation Oct 09Chicago releases watchdog probe of Laquan McDonald shooting
The reports don't appear to reveal much new information on the investigations into Jason Van Dyke and 15 other officers.
Nation Aug 23Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. linked to vaping
The Illinois agency said in its release that the number of people who contracted a respiratory illness after vaping had doubled in the past week, to 22.
Nation Jun 25Chicago police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett investigation
The files included video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.
Politics Jun 21Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Jussie Smollett case
The county's state's attorney, Kim Foxx dismissed all charges against actor Jussie Smollett and has been under fire for her handling the investigation.
Nation Apr 05Jussie Smollett’s lawyer warns Chicago not to sue ‘Empire’ actor
An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that he'll demand sworn testimony from top Chicago officials if the city follows through on its vow to sue the "Empire" actor.
Nation Feb 25Lawyer enters not guilty plea for R. Kelly in sex abuse case
R&B star R. Kelly's attorney entered not guilty pleas on the singer's behalf Monday after Kelly was charged with sexually abusing four victims dating back to 1998, including three underage teenagers.
Nation Feb 22‘Empire’ producers cut Jussie Smollett from season’s last two episodes
Smollett has been accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago.
Nation Feb 21‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett turns self in to face charge, police say
The "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope…
Nation Feb 20Police official: Actor Jussie Smollett suspected of lying about attack
Chicago detectives suspect that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday.
Nation Feb 20Chicago prosecutor recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case
Chicago's top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.