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Chicago's top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Nov. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer...

In Chicago, Trump calls the city an embarrassment to the US

Oct. 28, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Visiting Chicago for the first time as president, Donald Trump disparaged the city Monday as a haven for criminals that is "embarrassing to us as a nation." The city's top cop sat out Trump's speech to protest the president's immigration policies and frequently divisive rhetoric. "There is...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

Oct. 22, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall's ruling means that Chicago's suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett's claim...

Trump Jr. pitches to base while his father fights for Texas

Oct. 15, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two days before President Donald Trump rallies in Texas, his eldest son on Tuesday looked to help him hang onto the reliably Republican state, playing to the conservative base by delivering red meat cultural attacks and lacing into several of his father's possible Democratic foes. Donald...

Judge finds no bias from Jussie Smollett special prosecutor

Oct. 4, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge said Friday he won't replace a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, rejecting concerns that campaign money could taint the findings. The judge's decision during a hearing came days after...

The Latest: Judge retains Smollett case special prosecutor

Oct. 4, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Jussie Smollett investigation (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Chicago judge says he's keeping a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, despite conflict-of-interest questions. Judge Michael...

Smollett case special prosecutor donated to Foxx's campaign

Sep. 30, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The special prosecutor appointed to look into why the state's attorney's office in Chicago abruptly dropped the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staging an attack on himself acknowledged Monday that he donated to the top prosecutor's campaign and that his law firm...