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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.
Nation Feb 17Aurora shooter’s permit was revoked but gun wasn’t seized
An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that would have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun.
Nation Feb 15Chicago police arrest 2 suspects in attack on Jussie Smollett
The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the "Empire" cast member. At least one…
Nation Feb 11Prosecutors seek new sentence for officer convicted in Laquan McDonald case
Absent a new sentence and with credit for good behavior, Jason Van Dyke will likely serve only approximately three years.
Nation Jan 18Former Chicago officer sentenced to more than 6 years for Laquan McDonald murder
Jason Van Dyke was sentenced for second-degree murder. The case stemmed from the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.