An attorney hired by Jussie Smollett to lead the actor’s defense against charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police is now fighting to stay on the case after another attorney accused him of talking to two key witnesses about representing them.
Jussie Smollett is once again asking that the charges against him be dismissed in a Chicago court, arguing that the grand jury testimony used in his second indictment is invalid.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is suggesting local Democratic Party committeemen made a mistake today when they voted to dump a respected judge on the retention ballot this fall.
Judge Michael Toomin announced on Friday he will not publish the special prosecutor's full 60-page investigatory report on how the state's attorney, Kim Foxx, handled the Jussie Smollett case.
Chicago’s top prosecutor isn’t clear of the yearlong scrutiny of her office’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case, even though a special prosecutor this week concluded that nothing she or her staff did qualified as criminal.
Pat O'Brien, candidate for Cook County State's Attorney, reacts to the special prosecutor's report on the handling of the Jussie Smollett case.
A special prosecutor in Chicago accused Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office on Monday of repeatedly abusing their discretion and making false public statements in the case against actor Jussie Smollett last year, but he concluded they did nothing criminal.
The brothers who claim they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage a racist, homophobic attack against him said in a new statement on Thursday that they will now testify against him after announcing their decision not to just one day earlier.
A Cook County judge on Friday shot down actor Jussie Smollett’s attempt have the criminal charges against him dropped, telling the actor that the new charges against him do not violate his right against double jeopardy.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed actor Jussie Smollett’s malicious prosecution lawsuit against the city of Chicago and several police officers.
Smollett’s lawyers argued in an emergency petition that Cook County Circuit Judge Michael Toomin overstepped his authority and misinterpreted the law when he ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor.
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.
The charges drew a stinging public response from Kim Foxx, who quickly raised the specter of a conspiracy against her.
Jussie Smollett has all but vanished from public view in the year since Chicago detectives accused him of paying two brothers to stage a racist and anti-gay attack on him because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career.
When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city.
As she battles questions over her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx got a big endorsement Tuesday from Chicago area clergy.
In a story FOX 32 News broke first, former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by special prosecutor Dan Webb, stemming from the alleged racist and anti-gay attack on him that occurred in January of 2019.
Attorneys for actor Jussie Smollett have asked the city of Chicago turn over documents that show former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was “untruthful or misleading in any statement" before he was fired last month, in an apparent bid to undermine Johnson's credibility.
A judge has ordered Google to turn over a year's worth of Jussie Smollett's emails, private messages, photographs and location data to a special prosecutor who is looking into why prosecutors abruptly dismissed criminal charges against the actor.
Jussie Smollett will not return for the series finale of "Empire."