Judge weighs kicking Jussie Smollett's new lawyer off case

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.

Kim Foxx faces scrutiny from voters, panel over 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.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges in Chicago

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.

Smollett's lawyers seek records on Chicago's ousted top cop

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.