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In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, attorney Steve Greenberg and prosecutor Jennifer Gonzalez appears before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 in Chicago.
Tom Gianni/AP Photo
February 24, 2019 - 3:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as confidants scramble to arrange to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him as he awaits trial for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer said Sunday. The 52-year-old R&B...
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R. Kelly surrenders to authorities at Chicago First District police station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
February 24, 2019 - 9:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his home, according to prosecutors who depicted the R&B star as manipulative and sometimes violent. Other accusers included a...
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Flashpoint
February 23, 2019 - 10:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the alleged Jussie Smollett hoax. The saga began January 29 when the “Empire” actor, who is openly gay, told police that he was attacked by two men wearing...
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R Kelly
Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP
February 23, 2019 - 2:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Saturday gave R. Kelly a chance to go free while the R&B star awaits trial on charges that he sexually abused four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo reckoning for a celebrity. Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke...
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Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP
February 22, 2019 - 1:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a...
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This image provided by the Chicago Police Department and taken from surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett walking along a street in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, early Tuesday, Jan. 29,
Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP
February 20, 2019 - 10:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the "Empire" actor with filing a false police report...
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In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York.
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
February 20, 2019 - 5:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors...
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A rendering of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago
Obama Foundation via AP, file
February 19, 2019 - 3:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Some supporters of the project fear the...
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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 18, 2019 - 3:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers "will keep...
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Jussie Smollett
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
February 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett were keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor a day after authorities said the case had "shifted" and that they want to interview Smollett again. Pamela Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett...
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