Chicago

One day after all criminal charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett, many people are left with questions about the puzzling case — but will those be answered anytime soon? CBS Chicago received the redacted Chicago Police Department reports through a Freedom of Information Act Request, which offer some new insights into the criminal investigation. Detectives […]

News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16. The reasons Smollett […]

Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was unhappy with his pay on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” Chicago’s police chief said on Thursday. Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested on Thursday and charged […]

A black security guard at a bar in the Chicago suburbs was killed by the police as he apparently tried to detain a man he believed to be involved in a shooting, the authorities said Monday. Officers from several police departments had responded to reports of a shooting early Sunday morning at Manny’s Luxury Lounge […]

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Chance the Rapper announces the launch of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund for Chicago public schools.

This act of generosity went down days after he had a disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Barack Obama returned to his adopted hometown of Chicago for the first time as ex-president on Wednesday, mapping plans and raising money for his Obama Presidential Center.

Vandetta Redwood will not see a day in prison for the role the prosecution believes she played in the shooting death of Endia Martin.

The four individuals accused of kidnapping and attacking a special needs teen in Chicago will not receive bond.

The star athlete will design a new golf course, while the city announces a new golf program amid crime sprees.

Joshua Beal's family says an off-duty officer with road rage fatally shot their loved-one, who was only trying to protect his teenage cousin after the officer threw her to the ground and pointed a gun in her face.