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Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) president Kevin Graham made alarming accusations in a letter demanding that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx be investigated for inappropriate interference in the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx recused herself from the case under suspicious circumstances, and Graham believes that questions need to be answered about whether she acted appropriately.
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In the wake of the 16-count grand jury indictment against actor Jussie Smollett over allegations he filed a false police report amid orchestrating a fake racist, homophobic attack against himself in January, production sources told TMZ that “Empire” cast and crew members are concerned the show won’t be renewed for another season. Image source: Chicago
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Hours after it was announced a grand jury indicted actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony charges for filing two false police reports related to his alleged hate crime hoax, the actor’s defense attorney, Mark Geragos, claimed his client is the victim of a “media gangbang.” Geragos, speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, emphasized the unprecedented nature
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Holding the first open elections for more than 100 years, Chicago has cleared the path to elect its first black female mayor, advancing Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot in Tuesday’s mayoral race to the April 2 runoff. Fourteen candidates vied for top spot to replace incumbent Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the nation’s 3rd largest city. It
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Actor Jussie Smollett, who was arrested last week after allegedly orchestrating a fake hate crime agains himself, has “hard evidence” to support his claim that he did not pay two Nigerian brothers to stage an attack against him. What are the details? When Chicago Police apprehended Smollett last week, charging him with felony disorderly conduct
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Lawyers for Jussie Smollett released a statement late Saturday explaining the star actor is “angered and devastated” by new reports that allege Smollett colluded with two Nigerian brothers to orchestrate a homophobic and racist attack against him. What did the lawyers say? They said in a statement: As a victim of a hate crime who
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Just hours after Chicago police arrested two Nigerian brothers named “persons of interest” in the ongoing Jussie Smollett assault saga, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department announced the brothers have been released from custody. What are the details? The brothers, who police apprehended at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Wednesday as they re-entered the United
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The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Sunday that it will suspend its striking efforts after reaching a temporary agreement with a charter school network. More than 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools associated with Acero Schools, one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks. The teacher strike, which started on Tuesday and continued into Friday, cancelled classes
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on Friday, claiming they unlawfully withheld $4 million in grants surrounding the district’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints. The funds would have turned three public schools into magnet schools, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Magnet schools are still public schools, but often
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A weekend of madness in Chicago resulted in over 40 people shot, four fatally, officials report. The Chicago Tribune reported that during one period of fewer than three hours, 25 people were shot. Three people were shot Friday evening, 14 were shot Saturday, 47 were shot Sunday and six were shot early Monday, capping off the weekend, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The city
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Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators in the Chicago metropolitan area during a six-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following 37 communities:  Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bartlett, Berkley, Berwyn,
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Nearly 40 people were shot during the first three days of this week in gun-controlled Chicago. The wounded included a 15-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, while the deceased included a 21-year-old mother. The Chicago Tribune reports that twelve people, including the 4-year-old girl, were shot during one 12-hour period stretching from “Tuesday through early Wednesday.”
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Chicago-based rapper Chance the Rapper expressed his agreement with Kanye West’s recent criticism that Democrats have abandoned poor Chicago communities, while also distancing himself from President Donald Trump’s praise. In a long statement posted on Twitter, Chance described Kanye West as “family,” but said that recent expression of support was being “used to discredit my
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The City of Chicago, represented at taxpayer expense by the powerhouse law firm WilmerHale, has won a victory against the Justice Department’s efforts to rein in certain federal subsidies in response to the City’s deliberate non-compliance with immigration enforcement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, based in Chicago, affirmed a U.S. district
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