Police Say Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men By Check To Stage Attack; 'This Publicity Stunt Was A Scar That Chicago Didn’t Earn'Accusing him of slapping the city in the face, Chicago police announced Thursday that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett had been charged with concocting an attack in Streeterville, because "he was dissatisfied with his salary."
Call From Jussie Smollett's Lawyers Postponed Two Former Suspects' Grand Jury TestimonyTwo men once considered potential suspects in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett were moments away from testifying to a Cook County grand jury, before a last-minute phone call from Smollett’s defense team convinced prosecutors to postpone the testimony.
'I Cannot Bury My Husband'; Jason Van Dyke's Wife Demands Answers After Former Officer Attacked In PrisonA day after learning former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was beaten in a federal prison in Connecticut, his wife demanded to know why he was transferred out of Illinois in the first place, and called on authorities to do a better job of protecting his safety as he serves a nearly 7-year sentence in the murder of Laquan McDonald.
Police Reopen Kennedy Expressway After Shooting; Two WoundedIllinois State Police shut down the inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway for more than two hours Thursday morning, as they investigated a shooting which left two people wounded.
Founder Of Harvest Bible Chapel Fired For Misconduct And 'Highly Inappropriate Comments'The founding pastor of a Chicago area megachurch has been fired for what church elders call “highly inappropriate comments” and other misconduct.
Clerk Slashed In BP Gas Station Robbery In River NorthTwo robbers slashed a gas station clerk during a holdup early Wednesday in the River North neighborhood.
CBS Atlanta Crew's Car Keys Stolen While Staking Out Late Night Activity At R. Kelly's Recording StudioR. Kelly might have violated a court order not to use his recording studio late at night, and someone from his entourage might have stolen the keys to a news crew's rental car late Sunday night as they filmed the activity at the Near West Side warehouse.
Extreme Cold Has AAA Tow Trucks Busy Rescuing Stranded DriversIn this deep freeze, about the last place you want to find yourself standing on the side of the road, trying to fix a broken-down car.
Pro Tips: How To Protect Your Home From The Dangerous Deep FreezeThe deep freeze settling in for the next few days has many homeowners wondering how to protect their property from the frigid temperatures.
Metra Lowers Speed Limit For Trains Due To Extreme ColdThe deep freeze Chicagoans are waking up to can be tough on one of the busiest commuter rail lines in the country. Metra warned riders trains are running a little slow this morning to reduce stress on the tracks.
Airport Workers Warn Aviation Security System 'Will Be Crippled' If Federal Shutdown Drags OnAs the longest government shutdown in U.S. history moved into its 34th day on Thursday, three labor unions were warning the nation’s entire aviation security system could soon break down under the pressure.
Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After West Englewood StandoffAn armed robbery in Lakeview led to a police chase, crash, and hours-long SWAT team standoff early Thursday in West Englewood.