Trial Resumes Thursday In Alleged Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting
A judge has denied defense requests for directed acquittals in the trial of three Chicago police officers charged with lying about the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

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Jussie Smollett's Character Being Written Off 'Empire'A day after he was arrested for allegedly faking a hate crime because he was upset with his salary on "Empire," actor Jussie Smollett appears to be losing his role on the hit TV show. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Police Reveal Lapses That Allowed Aurora Gunman To Get Gun LicenseIllinois State Police have said they now know how the gunman in the deadly mass shooting at an Aurora factory was able to pass a background check for a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, despite a felony conviction in Mississippi.
Burglars Steal High-End Cosmetics From Bluemercury StoresTwice in as many days, burglars have stolen loads of high-end cosmetics from bluemercury luxury beauty stores on the North Side.
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Jussie Smollett Accused Of 'Shameful' Staged Attack"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is now in jail, charged with a felony for allegedly fabricating a hate crime to further his own career. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Jussie Smollet Turns Himself In For Allegedly Staging Attack“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself last month in Streeterville.

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