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.
Black Patient Arrested With IV Still Hooked To His Arm; 'I'm Not Sure How We Could Have Seemed As If We Were Attempting To Steal It'Shaquille Dukes said he doesn't want financial compensation for being handcuffed outside a hospital where he was a patient. He just wants to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.
Black Patient On IV Arrested After Going On Walk Outside Hospital In FreeportPolice arrested Shaquille Dukes, 24, for misdemeanor disorderly conduct after a security guard called them, saying that Dukes was trying to steal medical equipment.
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.
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.
Teen Parents, Grandmother Of Abandoned Baby Face Felony ChargesThe teenage parents of an abandoned baby brought to Chicago firehouse earlier this week have been charged with attempted murder, and the newborn’s grandmother has been charged with lying about finding the infant in an alley near the fire station.
Jaris McCullum, Former Glenbard East Student, Accused Of Sending Threatening Message To Current StudentA former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard has been accused of sending a threatening message to a current female student at the school.
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.
Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped; 'His Record Has Been Wiped Clean'Less than two weeks after pleading not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is back in court for an "emergency court appearance."
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.