Chicago

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March 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws. WLS-TV in Chicago reports that Fraternal...
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Chicago Journeymen Plumbers dye the Chicago River green.
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March 15, 2019 - 11:30 am
CHICAGO ( WBBM Newsradio ) — Organizers of Chicago’s downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade offered a sneak peek of Saturday’s event, including the preparations necessary to dye the Chicago River green. Jim Majerowicz of Plumbers Local 130 showed reporters how an orange-colored dye powder is mixed with...
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Empire actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Chicago.
Matt Marton/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 11:55 am
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. Lawyer Tina Glandian entered the plea on behalf of the 36-year-old actor during a...
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This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M.
Russell Contreras/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 9:21 am
By Astrid Galvan, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque...
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Jussie Smollett
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
March 12, 2019 - 5:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to the police, saying there has been a lot of leaked misinformation and cameras would allow the public to "see the evidence and...
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Britney Spears
Chiang Ying-ying/AP, file
March 12, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears is the latest pop star throwing her fedora onto the stage. Producers of the new musical stage comedy "Once Upon a One More Time" say their show will use Spears' hit songs, which include "Oops!... I Did It Again," ''... Baby One More Time," ''Toxic" and "Stronger." The...
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Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo
March 09, 2019 - 10:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — News that a grand jury had indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into...
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March 08, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury in Chicago indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. The Cook County grand jury indictment dated Thursday and made public on Friday gives details...
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R. Kelly
WFLD via AP
February 27, 2019 - 1:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After R. Kelly met a girl celebrating her 16th birthday at a restaurant, it was his manager who handed her Kelly's business card with the R&B star's personal phone number on it, telling the teen that Kelly wanted her to give him a call, according to prosecutors. The 52-year-old...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles.
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
February 25, 2019 - 9:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett can travel out-of-state to meet his lawyers while he's free on bond on charges he falsely reported being attacked by two masked men. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's attorneys, who say he's innocent. READ : 'Empire'...
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