CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s legal team Thursday will seek to dent the credibility of a star state witness who the day before testified about how he said the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to stage a racist, homophobic attack on Smollett.
A man died Wednesday after he fell from a stairway at a Chicago Transit Authority train station and plunged to the street below, police said.
"I was confused, I look puzzled," Abimbola Osundairo testified, and then "he explained he wanted me to fake beat him up."
An ex-campaign worker for Gov. J.B. Pritzker who is at the center of an email in which a lobbyist alleged coverups of a rape and illegal state hiring says he's completely unaware of the purported incidents.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the congressional redistricting map into law last week, cementing a Democratic gerrymander that the party hopes will give them a 14-3 advantage over Republicans in the state delegation.
Cook County has recorded more than 1,000 homicides in a year for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, the county's Medical Examiner's Office said.
An overnight stay at Winnketka’s “Home Alone” house will give up to four guests the chance to relive their favorite scenes from the 1990 holiday classic on Dec. 12 for $25, plus fees and taxes, through Airbnb.
Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago, appeared troubled when he was told that a surveillance camera did not record the alleged assault, a police detective testified Wednesday.
Police are investigating after a man reported being punctured by a needle affixed to the trigger of a gas pump nozzle at a Cook County gas station.
Arizona State University student groups protesting Kyle Rittenhouse's ties to the school marched Wednesday, nearly coming to blows with his conservative-leaning supporters.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago dropped its lawsuit Wednesday against the police union in its fight over city employee COVID-19 vaccine orders, saying the complaint became unnecessary as more officers complied.
CHICAGO (AP) — An aspiring actor testified Wednesday that Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to stage a homophobic and racist attack on him in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago, saying the former “Empire” star even instructed them on how to throw fake punches.
The city of Chicago has dropped its lawsuit against the Fraternal Order of Police over local union President John Catanzara's push for officers to defy Mayor Lori Lightfoot's vaccine mandate.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The ex-campaign worker for Gov. J.B. Pritzker who is at the center of an email in which a one-time Statehouse lobbyist alleged government coverups of a rape and illegal state hiring says he's completely unaware of the purported incidents that have dogged him since th…
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial this week on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story:
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NorthShore University HealthSystem may take action against workers with religious objections to getting COVID-19 vaccinations, for now, while a case over the matter is underway, a federal judge decided Tuesday.
Prosecutors' case against Jussie Smollett has focused on how Chicago police say they determined that what they initially believed was a horrific hate crime was actually a fake assault.
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