Chicago

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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Scott Kirkland/Fox/PictureGroup/Sipa USA/USA Today Network
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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R. Kelly surrenders to authorities at Chicago First District police station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
February 25, 2019 - 10:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that will allow him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. Hours earlier, the R&B star pleaded not guilty to the...
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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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KYW Newsradio
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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