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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

Smollett's Attorneys Argue City Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion this week arguing that the actor should not have to pay the city of Chicago $130,000 for the police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack in January, because he had no way of knowing how much time and money the department...
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This combination photo shows performers, from left, Meghan Trainor and Meek Mill who will perform in a free pregame concert on Sept. 5 in Chicago's Grant Park before the Bears face off against the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo)

Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor Named NFL Inspire Change Advocates

Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week.
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In this March 14, 2019 file photo, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, stands before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins where he pled not guilty at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Judge To Rule On Tossing Suit Against Jussie Smollett In October

A hearing is set for the city of Chicago to recover costs from Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged. The status hearing Tuesday, Aug. 20, is the first since the lawsuit was moved to federal court from state court in July.
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Actor Jussie Smollett Wants Chicago's Lawsuit Moved To Federal Court

Jussie Smollett wants the lawsuit that the city of Chicago filed against him moved from state court to federal court.
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Lucasfilm via AP)

J.J. Abrams Reveals New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Teaser

The Skywalker saga may be coming to an end this December as the latest Star Wars trilogy finishes, but 8 months out from its release fans still know precious little about what director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have in store for “Episode IX," which opens nationwide on Dec...
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Restaurant Owner Finds Box Hidden In 'Secret' Vault Linked to Al Capone

A restaurant owner in Chicago uses an endoscope to peer inside a vault that is linked to Al Capone.
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