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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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.