“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett once again faces charges related to allegedly faking a racist attack on himself. The indictment comes as special prosecutor Dan Webb breaks with a decision by the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop the case last year. Another indictment is filed against R. Kelly, and the chief of staff to embattled Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski is charged with a bribery scheme tied to a red light camera contract.
Another top aide to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faces a sexual harassment claim and is barred from her offices.
A short list for Chicago’s new police superintendent reportedly takes shape, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls on police leaders to get a handle on crime after an unusually violent weekend.
President Donald Trump reportedly plans to send elite federal agents to sanctuary cities including Chicago to target undocumented immigrants.
The 78 development gets a huge infusion of state cash.
The NBA All-Star Game comes to Chicago for the first time since 1988. And spring training gets underway for the Cubs and Sox.
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