Aldermen Propose Adding Immigration Status And Gender Identity To City's Hate Crime ProtectionsTwo aldermen are proposing a measure to expand the city's hate crime ordinance to add protections for people based on their gender identity or their citizenship and immigration status.
Homophobic Graffiti Found Sprayed On Barrington House In Possible Hate CrimeHomophobic graffiti was found plastered all over a home in the northwest suburbs in a possible hate crime.
Robert Palley Charged With Hate Crime, Battery After Altercation With Woman In River ForestRobert Palley was charged with a hate crime and aggravated battery after he confronted an African American woman in a suburban grocery store, allegedly calling her a 'black bitch" and saying, "this is why people are dying."
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.
Naperville Central High School Student Charged With Hate Crime Over 'Slave For Sale' Ad On CraigslistPolice said the student took a picture of a black classmate last Thursday, and then posted the photo on a Craigslist ad titled title “Slave for sale (Naperville).” The post also contained a racial slur, according to police.
Probation For Timothy Trybus, Man Convicted Of Hate Crime For Berating Woman In Puerto Rico ShirtA man was sentenced to two years’ probation on Monday after being convicted of a hate crime, for berating a woman for wearing a shirt celebrating Puerto Rico in a Cook County forest preserve last year.
Timothy Trybus Convicted Of Hate Crime For Berating Woman In Puerto Rico T-ShirtA man was convicted of a hate crime Wednesday, after being caught on video berating a woman for wearing a shirt celebrating Puerto Rico in a Cook County forest preserve last year.
In New Filing, Smollett's Attorneys Say Police Choice To Hold Costly Investigation Was Not His FaultIn a court filing Wednesday, attorneys for Jussie Smollett reiterated their claims of his innocence -- but claimed that if he had made false statements about being the victim of a hate crime, there was no way he could have known or controlled how extensively police would investigate or how much it would cost.
President Trump Tweets About Jussie Smollett Case; 'Not Even An Apology To Millions Of People!'Days after a Cook County judge vacated the sealing order on Jussie Smollett's case file, President Donald Trump tweeted out his reaction to the handling of the alleged hate crime reported by the "Empire" actor.
Muslim Family Targeted By Racist, Homophobic Vandalism; Slurs Sprayed On Home, Brick Thrown Through WindowA member of a Muslim family who endured a frightening hate crime last weekend in Bolingbrook is preparing to speak out about the racist, homophobic act of vandalism at their home.
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.
Jussie Smollett Attack: What You Need To Know About The CaseMore than two weeks have passed since Jussie Smollett told police he was attacked by two men who, according to Smollett, yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him.
An Exclusive Look Inside The Home Of Two 'Potential Suspects' In The Jussie Smollett CaseCBS 2's Charlie De Mar spoke with a relative of the men, who says their home was ransacked in a police raid.