No Cameras Will Be Allowed In Courtroom For Jussie Smollett's TrialA Cook County judge denied a request for extended media coverage of the trial on Friday, and also rejected a motion by Smollett’s attorney to dismiss the case.
Jussie Smollett's Disorderly Conduct Case Scheduled For Trial Beginning Next MonthSmollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, accused of filing false police reports that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in January 2019.
Judge Gives Jussie Smollett's Defense Team More Time To Prepare Pre-Trial ArgumentsJudge James Linn urged lawyers for Smollett and the special prosecutor’s office to get prepared for a trial or other resolution to the charges that the actor staged a racist and homophobic attack in 2019.
Chicago Man Charged With Starting Brawl At Miami International Airport Over Standby SeatsPolice said a 20-year-old man from Chicago and three companions started a fight with three other people at Miami International Airport, after being told there were only three available standby seats on the next flight to Chicago.
Woman Charged With Falsely Reporting Daughter Missing In Crystal LakePolice said 38-year-old Lisa Shader reported her 3-year-old daughter missing around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officers later determined the girl was not missing, and found her safe at the home of an acquaintance of Shader's.
Judge Won't Release Full Report On Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's Handling Of Jussie Smollett CaseLast week, special prosecutor Dan Webb released a summary of his report, which found evidence that "establishes substantial abuses and discretions" and false statements in Foxx's handling of the case.
Osundairo Brothers Will Get Back Most Of Items Seized From Their Home During Jussie Smollett InvestigationOn Friday, Cook County James Linn ruled most of the items seized during the raid, including Abel Osundairo's guns, would be returned to them, because they were not relevant to the disorderly conduct charges against Smollett.
Osundairo Brothers, Star Witnesses Against Jussie Smollett, Cooperating With Prosecutors AgainLess than a day after the star witnesses in the Jussie Smollett case backed out of testifying, brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo are now back in.
Judge Denies Jussie Smollett's Request To Toss New Disorderly Conduct ChargesFormer "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett lost his bid to have new disorderly conduct charges thrown out, after a Cook County judge ruled Friday the case does not violate his protection against double jeopardy.
University Of Illinois Student Andrew Smith Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct For Tying Noose In Dorm ElevatorSmith was sentenced to one year of court supervision. Prosecutors dropped a charge of hate crime and three other disorderly conduct charges in return for his guilty plea.
Judge Throws Out Jussie Smollett's Malicious Prosecution Countersuit Against Chicago PoliceU.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall ruled Wednesday that Smollett can’t bring a malicious prosecution claim until all proceedings against him have ended.
Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty; Attorneys Seek To Dismiss New Charges In Hate Crime Hoax CaseA new indictment filed earlier this month charged Smollett with six counts of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing false police reports that he was attacked on the way home from Subway in the middle of the night in Streeterville in January 2019.
High School Student In Elmhurst Charged After Picture Shows Him With Airsoft Gun, Referencing Show And Tell
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.
Outside Department Finds No Misconduct In Arrest Of Shaquille Dukes, Black Patient Walking Outside Hospital On IVHazel Crest Police Chief Mitchell R. Davis III said he found no evidence that race played any role in the security officer's decision to stop 24-year-old Shaquille Dukes — who was still wearing his hospital gown — and two other black men as Dukes alleged at the time in a video of the incident that he posted on Facebook.