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City of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett For Investigative Costs

Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the "Empire" actor as a publicity stunt.
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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Chicago To Sue Jussie Smollett For Costs of Investigation

A deadline is looming for Smollett to pay over $130,000 to Chicago to cover part of the costs of an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack or risk getting slapped with a civil lawsuit.
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Jussie Smollett

City Leaders: Smollett Owes Chicago $130K For Investigation

City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote his career.
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago

Chicago Seeks $130K From Smollett For Cost of Investigation

The Chicago city government will seek $130,000 from Jussie Smollett to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of an attack that police say was staged to promote his career...
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Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover performs Terrified

Childish Gambino Among Headliners at Chicago's Lollapalooza 2019

The heavyweight music festival, Lollapalooza has announced their line-up for 2019 which includes headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes set to hit the Grand Park stage in Chicago, this August.
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Performer Michael Jackson is shown in concert Oct. 24, 1988, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Michael Jackson Musical To Open On Broadway, Skips Chicago

A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020.
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Record pressing (Photo credit: WBBM)

A Chicago Vinyl Factory Is Making Records For The First Time In Decades

The brainchild of Andy Weber, John Lombardo and Steve Polutnik, Smashed Plastic was born from Weber’s experience in the independent music industry.
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A person walks along the lakeshore, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and prompting the U.S. Po

Polar Blast Envelops Midwest, Strains Aging Infrastructure

A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, closing schools and businesses and straining infrastructure across the Rust Belt with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation...
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In this Jan. 31, 1993, file photo, Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena, Calif. Jackson’s estate and IMAX are partnering to digitally remaster “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D” into IMAX 3D. The partnership w

Michael Jackson Stage Musical To Premiere In Chicago

A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020...
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Caption: NAPA, CA - MAY 27: Bruno Mars performs during the 2018 BottleRock Napa Valley at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2018 in Napa, California.

Lollapalooza Kicks Off In Chicago With Stepped-Up Security

People attending this year's Lollapalooza music festival in downtown Chicago are finding stricter rules and stepped-up security...
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