Request For Special Prosecutor In Smollett Case Transferred To Another JudgeRetired judge Sheila O’Brien is asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.
Judge Delays Ruling On Petition To Recuse Himself From Request For Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett CaseBefore a Cook County judge could decide on a request to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case, he was asked to recuse himself, because his son works for Foxx’s office.
Conflict Of Interest Problems Could Impact Foxx Hearing On ThursdayThe issue is set to be heard Thursday in front of the Honorable Leroy Martin Jr., the presiding judge of the Cook County Criminal Division. His son, Leroy Martin III is an Assistant State's Attorne, working under Kim Foxx since 2018.
Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Disorderly Conduct Indictment; Accused Of Orchestrating Hate Crime Hoax“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to 16 counts of disorderly conduct, nearly a week after he was indicted for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime.
Judge Allows Cameras In Court For Jussie Smollett's Next HearingCameras will be allowed in the courtroom when a trial judge is assigned to "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's case on disorderly conduct charges, but ultimately it will be up to the trial judge to decide on the rules for media coverage of future hearings.
Should Book Choices Be Private? Harold Washington Library Patron Calls For ChangeA Chicago woman is accusing the Harold Washington Library of failing to protect the privacy of its patrons—and the library is responding tonight.
Principal Under Fire For Two Fireworks Incidents In School"If the punishment is not severe enough, I believe these things are going to continue to happen."
Past Reports Of Domestic Violence Surface In the Case Of Merrillville Man Allegedly Killed By GirlfriendA woman from Merrillville, Indiana has been charged with murder after originally telling police she "watched the love of her life commit suicide," and her family is reacting tonight.
Women Find Video Camera In Their Michigan Avenue Hotel Room; 'It Just Makes You Feel Gross'A group of young women visiting from Milwaukee found a small video camera in their hotel room on Michigan Avenue on Sunday.
Hinsdale South Teen Missing For 10 Days Found SafeA 15-year-old from DuPage County has been missing for more than a week, and police say she may be in danger.
Alligator In Lake Michigan Surprises Kayaker: 'I Didn't Think It Was Real'A kayaker out fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan Monday found something much larger than he anticipated--a four-foot long American alligator.
Obama Center May Take Over Kids' Field Of Dreams"There's a lot of activity at this field and we need that field to be up and running."
2 Teens Fatally Shot In Double Homicide Near Guaranteed Rate FieldChicago police say two people have been shot near 35th and the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Father, Son Shot To Death In Riverdale"For them to do something like this you have to have no heart, no heart at all."
Residents Complain About Dangerous North Side IntersectionResidents in one north side neighborhood have seen an increase in accidents, claiming it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured.