Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple SlayingTandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable.
Judge Names Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb As Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett CaseJudge Michael Toomin announced Webb's appointment as special prosecutor at a hearing Friday morning at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
Judge To Rule Today On Request For Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett CaseA judge is expected to rule Friday on whether to appoint a special prosecutor to review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the Jussie Smollett case.
Smollett Will Not Return To 'Empire'Lee Daniels tweeted a denial to an earlier report by Variety that the show's writers were planning a comeback for Smollett's character.
Judge Expected To Rule On Bid To Unseal Court Records In Jussie Smollett CaseA Cook County judge is expected to rule today whether to unseal any of the court documents in the Jussie Smollett case. The records were sealed after prosecutors dropped disorderly conduct charges against the “Empire” actor in March.
Judge To Hear Arguments In Efforts To Unseal Jussie Smollett Court RecordsA Cook County judge will hear arguments Thursday on requests to unseal court documents in the Jussie Smollett case, nearly two months after prosecutors dropped charges accusing him of orchestrating a hoax hate crime.
Jussie Smollett To Face Lawsuit Demanding He Pay Chicago $130,000 For Alleged HoaxJussie Smollett will soon be facing a civil lawsuit from the City of Chicago, which is demanding the actor pay for the cost of investigating his made up story about a racist attack.
Jussie Smollett Faces Deadline To Pay City $130,000 For Alleged Hoax, Or Possibly Face LawsuitIt’s deadline day for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to reimburse the city more than $130,000 for the cost of the investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack that police determined was a hoax.
FOP Wants Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx To Resign Over Handling Of Jussie Smollett CaseTwo groups on opposing sides of how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office handled the Jussie Smollett case will hold dueling protests on Monday.
Jussie Smollett Case: City Bills 'Empire' Actor For $130,000 In Police Costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tells Trump 'Stay Out Of This'"When he writes the check, in the memo section, he can put the word ‘I’m accountable for the hoax,’” Emanuel said at an unrelated event on Thursday.
Jussie Smollett Case: President Trump Says FBI To Investigate After Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped; 'It Is An Embarrassment To Our Nation!"President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday morning on the Jussie Smollett case, after Cook County prosecutors dropped charges against the “Empire” actor, tweeting that the FBI and Justice Department would investigate the handling of the case.
Jussie Smollett Case: State's Attorney Kim Foxx Denies Fixing The Case; 'This Outcome Was Not Unexpected'Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx denied that her office fixed the Jussie Smollett case by agreeing to drop charges, insisting prosecutors handled the disorderly conduct charges the same way they do in thousands of other low-level felony cases.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says Jussie Smollett Case Deserves Clearer Resolution; 'Nothing Here Adds Up'“Something is rotten in Denmark. It doesn’t add up. As I said yesterday, nothing here adds up,” Emanuel said.
14 More Men Framed By Corrupt Former Cop Ronald Watts To Be Cleared This WeekProsecutors will drop charges Monday against 10 more men allegedly framed by disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, the fourth such mass exoneration linked to Watts and his team. Four more men with cases linked to the corrupt former cop will be exonerated later this week.
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Man In SIU Student's DeathProsecutors say they plan to rebuild a case against Gaege Bethune in the 2014 death of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese of Eldorado, Illinois.