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Kelly, who was arrested in Chicago on July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice, was ordered held without bond on Tuesday, July 16.
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July 16, 2019 - 8:50 pm
By Don Babwin CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. "If he was attracted to middle...
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R. Kelly
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
July 12, 2019 - 7:17 am
UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. ___ CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with...
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  Chicago's Cloud Gate structure, also known as the Bean, was spray painted by vandals early on Tuesday in the city's Millennium Park.
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July 02, 2019 - 3:47 pm
By Doug Criss and Brad Parks, CNN (CNN) - - Seven people were arrested after the famous "Bean" sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park was vandalized. The stainless steel structure, officially known as the Cloud Gate, was spray painted with graffiti, Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Kellie...
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A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors do dismiss all charges against Smollett.
Paul Beaty/AP Photo, File
June 24, 2019 - 8:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including releasing video footage for the first time of the "Empire" actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was...
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Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez.
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
May 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody...
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This June 5, 2015, file photo, shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington.
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May 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A deadline is looming for Smollett to pay over $130,000 to Chicago to cover part of
Paul Beaty/AP Photo, File
April 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the "Empire" actor's attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett...
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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago.
Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo, File
April 17, 2019 - 10:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack in January despite having recused herself, telling a deputy in a text message weeks before charges were suddenly dropped that she believed the office had...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A deadline is looming for Smollett to pay over $130,000 to Chicago to cover part of
Paul Beaty/AP Photo, File
April 11, 2019 - 7:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the "Empire" actor as a publicity stunt. The 12-page civil lawsuit , filed in Cook County court, is the latest...
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The deadline has arrived for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime.
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April 04, 2019 - 7:34 pm
By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- Thursday was the deadline for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago, to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime. He didn't pay. "The Law Department is now drafting a...
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