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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lets Chicago teen's killer off the hook

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lets Chicago teen's killer off the hookThe family of 16-year-old Derrion Albert wants to know why one of the men convicted in his murder is now free.



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Chicago shooting: At least six people including two children injured at baby shower

Chicago shooting: At least six people including two children injured at baby showerTwo children were among six wounded victims in a drive-by mass shooting this weekend in Chicago. The shooting occurred on Saturday night in the city’s South Side, according to officials. Victims were reportedly at a baby shower gathering when gunfire erupted at about 6:21 pm local time in Englewood. The child victims were 8 and 10-years-old. Both were rushed to the Comer Children’s Hospital, where they were reported to be in stabile conditions. Police said both suffered gun shots, with the 8-year-old boy facing multiple wounds in his back and chest. The 10-year-old girl reportedly suffered a gunshot to her shin. The mother of the 8-year-old child was seen by local news outlets waiting outside of the hospital holding a shirt covered in blood while crying for her child. “He’s just a baby,” she repeatedly said. The Chicago Sun Times reported on the incident and its aftermath at the hospital. The boy’s grandmother confirmed to reporters that he was taken in for surgery that night. The mass shooting wasn’t the only gun violence impacting children in Chicago this weekend.A 13-year-old was seriously inured also on Saturday night at 8:20 pm local time when shots were fired at a car the boy was sitting in. He suffered an injury in the hip, police said, and was also transported to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilised.Only one of the victims in the mass shooting was reportedly in critical condition as of Sunday, a 29-year-old woman who was shot in her chest and shoulder and rushed to Christ Medical Centre. Police said witnesses declined to cooperate after the shooting. The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.



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Will Jussie Smollett be forced to pay back the $130,000 he owes the city of Chicago for their investigation?

Will Jussie Smollett be forced to pay back the $  130,000 he owes the city of Chicago for their investigation?Deroy Murdock says if Jussie Smollett was smart he would pay back the $ 130,000 the city of Chicago has requested before the city sues him for triple that amount.



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Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx suggests race is involved in Jussie Smollett dismissal backlash

Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx suggests race is involved in Jussie Smollett dismissal backlashCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Jussie Smollett didn't receive special treatment when her office decided to drop all charges against him.



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Jussie Smollett case: City of Chicago to sue actor over alleged hoax attack

Jussie Smollett case: City of Chicago to sue actor over alleged hoax attackThe city of Chicago will sue “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to claw back more than $ 130,000 to cover overtime costs of investigating what authorities say was a staged racist, homophobic  attack, the city’s law department announced Thursday.



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Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigationCHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $ 130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for money spent investigating what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged.



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Chicago will sue actor Jussie Smollett after he refuses to pay for police overtime

Chicago will sue actor Jussie Smollett after he refuses to pay for police overtimeThe lawsuit was being prepared after Smollett, 36, refused a demand by the city for $ 130,000, said Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Law. “Mr. Smollett has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019, McCaffrey said. “The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook Country.” Smollett, who is black and gay, touched off a social media fire storm by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him.



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Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversy

Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversyAbout 300 people, including off-duty Chicago police officers, gathered at the building where Foxx’s office is located in downtown Chicago, wearing “Foxx Must Go!” buttons and carrying signs reading “Resign now” and “Who let the Foxx in the henhouse.” Smollett, who is black and gay, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him while yelling racist and homophobic slurs on a Chicago street. The 36-year-old actor, best known for his role on the Twentieth Century Fox Television hip-hop drama “Empire,” was charged in February with staging the incident himself and filing a false police report. In a stunning move on Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett, angering police who had not been told of the decision ahead of time.



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Chicago prosecutor open to investigation into Smollett case

Chicago prosecutor open to investigation into Smollett caseCHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is open to an outside investigation into her office's decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett, the prosecutor wrote in a newspaper editorial.



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Trump weighs in on Smollett case as Chicago demands reimbursement

Trump weighs in on Smollett case as Chicago demands reimbursementHours after Trump announced the review in a Twitter message calling the case a national embarrassment, the city sent the actor a letter demanding he reimburse police for $ 130,000 in overtime costs for the investigation. Investigators later charged Smollett with paying $ 3,500 to the men to stage the attack to garner public sympathy. Prosecutors dropped the charges on Tuesday, saying they stood by the accusation but that an agreement by Smollett to forfeit his $ 10,000 bond was a just outcome.



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