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Smollett case could complicate reelection of top prosecutor

By MICHAEL TARM | February 13, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The decision to restore charges against Jussie Smollett could bedevil the reelection bid of the first black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job and potentially alter the trajectory of a prosecutor once seen as a rising star...

Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice

By DON BABWIN | February 13, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — 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.On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed...

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 10 years in fatal shooting

February 10, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer found guilty of second-degree murder in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed man in 2017 was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison.Lowell Houser, 60, sat slumped in a chair between his lawyers as Cook County...

Chicago’s former top cop consulting local cannabis company

February 1, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A former head of the Chicago Police Department is advising a local cannabis company on security after more than $200,000 was stolen from it during a burglary last month.Danny Marks, the co-owner of MOCA Modern Cannabis, told the Chicago...