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CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police

Mar 11 2019

CHICAGO, March 8 Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two strangers shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

Prosecutors reach deal with ex-U.S. congressman from Illinois

Mar 06 2019

CHICAGO Federal prosecutors on Wednesday agreed to drop felony fraud and theft charges against former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock if he repaid about $68,000 owed to his campaign committees and more than $42,000 in tax liabilities.

Two black women advance to runoff in tight Chicago mayor race

Feb 26 2019

CHICAGO Two black women will face off in an historic April runoff for Chicago mayor, one a former prosecutor and anti-establishment candidate and the other a career politician, as the third-largest U.S. city struggles with crime and racial divisions.

R. Kelly bond on sexual assault charges set at $1 million, due back in court Monday

Feb 25 2019

CHICAGO Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly, who has faced years of sexual abuse allegations, was ordered held on a $1 million bond on Saturday on charges that he sexually assaulted three teenagers and a woman, as prosecutors offered new details in the case.

Singer R. Kelly due in court Saturday on sexual assault charges

Feb 23 2019

CHICAGO, Feb 23 Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, who for years has faced allegations that he abused women and underage girls, was due in court in Chicago on Saturday to hear charges that he sexually assaulted four people, including three teenagers.

R&B crooner R. Kelly charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls

Feb 23 2019

CHICAGO Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly was charged in Chicago on Friday with the aggravated sexual assault of four people, including three teenage girls, following years of accusations against the performer. | Video

Jussie Smollett staged Chicago 'hate crime' seeking higher pay: police

Feb 22 2019

CHICAGO Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was unhappy with his pay on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday. | Video

After ex-policeman's murder sentence, divisions in Chicago persist

Feb 14 2019

CHICAGO After white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced last month for the 2014 killing of black teen Laquan McDonald, top local officials urged the third-largest U.S. city to pull together to close a painful chapter in its history. | Video

Illinois attorney general challenges Van Dyke murder sentence

Feb 11 2019

CHICAGO Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and a prosecutor on Monday challenged the sentence of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder of a black teenager, questioning whether the judge who imposed it followed the law due to his failure to account for other convictions.

Chicago mayor condemns anti-Muslim emails written by Cubs family head

Feb 05 2019

CHICAGO Chicago's mayor on Tuesday condemned the "ignorance and intolerance" in emails written by Joe Ricketts, head of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team, in which he expresses anti-Muslim sentiment.

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