“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, after claiming for weeks he was the victim of a hate crime at the hands of two Donald Trump supporters.
The FBI arrested a Chinese national in Chicago on Tuesday who was working as an unregistered agent of China’s civilian intelligence service in secretly targeting American technology from defense contractors.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D.) announced Tuesday that he will not seek a third term ahead of the February 2019 election.
Outgoing Democratic representative Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife $60,000 from his campaign funds so far this election cycle, Federal Election Commission filings show.
President Donald Trump’s efforts to punish so-called sanctuary cities around the country, as well as the state of California, suffered a serious legal blow Thursday when a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld a nationwide injunction against administration rules requiring localities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in order to win public safety grants.
Rapper Vic Mensa, who performed at the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday and subsequently called for an AR-15 rifle ban, pled guilty to a gun crime last year.
Marie Newman, the progressive challenger to pro-life Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.), did not initially concede Tuesday night after a narrow loss, saying she would not do so at the time because she wanted her opponent to “have a very painful evening.”
One of the only remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress survived an aggressive primary challenge from the left on Tuesday night, as Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.) edged out Marie Newman to win the Democratic nomination in Illinois’ third district.
Rep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.) released a new statement Thursday evening denouncing anti-Semitic Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan after an earlier, weaker statement led liberal Jewish group J Street to say it was reevaluating its endorsement of him.