R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges on Thursday, including four counts that carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison. ...

Incoming Chicago mayor has path to historic police reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot is coming into the Chicago mayor's office pledging to overhaul the city's police force. She isn't the first incoming mayor to make such a promise, but s...

Prosecutor: Pregnant teen killed while being shown photos

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor says a pregnant Chicago teen who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers....

Illinois high court lets Chicago officer's sentence stand

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that some critics ...

R. Kelly met underage girl while on trial for child porn

CHICAGO (AP) — While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his home, according to prosecut...

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he sexually abused underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggr...

Experts: Decent chance Van Dyke's sentence will be tossed

CHICAGO (AP) — Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the f...

Experts: Decent chance Van Dyke's sentence will be tossed

CHICAGO (AP) — Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the f...

Illinois office may seek new sentencing in McDonald slaying

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general's office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes a white Chicago police officer's less-than-seven-year prison s...

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. No...

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah

CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama has officially begun her 12-stop tour to promote her new book, "Becoming," by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls. ...

Judge to allow dozens to speak on Chicago police reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge who will decide whether to approve a lengthy court-oversight plan to reform the Chicago Police Department started a highly anticipated two-day hearing Wednesday by sayin...

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald's death

CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's t...

Deliberations resuming in Chicago police shooting case

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is watching closely for word of a verdict in the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. ...

Closing arguments set in Chicago officer's murder trial

CHICAGO (AP) — From the moment Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the case has centered around the video. ...