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Nation May 20WATCH: Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago mayor
Lori Lightfoot has promised to overhaul the police department in the nation's third-largest city.
Nation Apr 17After recusal, texts show prosecutor raised concern about ‘overcharging’ Jussie Smollett
Newly released texts and emails show Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack in January. That's despite having recused herself from the case in February.
Nation Mar 26Jussie Smollett’s attorneys say all criminal charges dropped
Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped.
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 24R. Kelly still jailed in lieu of bond payment
R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, remained jailed in Chicago on Sunday in lieu of a $100,000 bond payment that would allow him to go free pending his sex abuse trial.
Nation Feb 23R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing
R. Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial…
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.
Nation Oct 05Jury convicts Chicago officer of 2nd-degree murder in shooting of Laquan McDonald
A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Politics Sep 04Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won’t seek 3rd term
"This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime," Emanuel said in remarks released by his office.
Nation Aug 15WATCH: U.S., Mexico announces new plans on cartels
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. ET today. Watch their remarks here.