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Prosecutor won't comment until review of Smollett case done

Apr. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney says she won't comment further on the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago until a county inspector general finishes his review of prosecutors' decision to drop charges against the "Empire" actor. Kim Foxx said in a written statement Friday that she doesn't want...

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

Apr. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recusing herself from the case, Chicago's top prosecutor weighed in on the allegations against Jussie Smollett last month, telling a deputy that she believed her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor, according to newly released texts and emails. The text message exchange...

Prosecutor asks for review of how Smollett case was handled

Apr. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney said Friday that she has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others have criticized the decision by Kim Foxx's office to drop charges against...

City of Chicago sues Jussie Smollett for investigative costs

Apr. 11, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the "Empire" actor as a publicity stunt, with the city saying — at minimum — that it now wants triple the...

Smollett's lawyer warns Chicago not to sue 'Empire' actor

Apr. 5, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that if Chicago follows through on its vow to sue the "Empire" actor for the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was attacked, he'll demand sworn testimony from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the police chief and others. In a...

The Latest: Chicago to sue Smollett after he refuses to pay

Apr. 5, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Jussie Smollett case (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The City of Chicago says Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse costs of investigating what authorities say was a staged racist, anti-gay attack. The city's law department also...

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Apr. 4, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for money spent investigating what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's law chief...

Lightfoot's win stirs hope for change in a divided Chicago

Apr. 3, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot's victory in the Chicago mayor's race signaled hope among voters that the nation's third-largest city may someday move beyond long-entrenched divides, racial and otherwise, that have left large parts of the metropolis feeling ignored by people in power. Lightfoot became the...

The Latest: Lightfoot says election is a movement for change

Apr. 3, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot says the city's voters have created a movement for change. Lightfoot on Tuesday became the city's first black woman and openly gay person elected to lead the nation's third-largest...

Lightfoot wins Chicago mayor race; pledges end to corruption

Apr. 3, 2019 4:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot easily won the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday, earning support from every part of the city to defeat a longtime political insider and become the first black woman and openly gay person to lead the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot, who had never...