Prosecutor: 'Overwhelming' evidence Smollett faked attack
A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that there is "overwhelming evidence" that former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in downtown Chicago for publicity, then lied to police about it.
Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicronPfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.
Japanese tourists dock at International Space StationA Japanese billionaire and his producer rocketed to space on Wednesday and reached the International Space Station several hours later
With vaccine resistance high, Poland faces surge of deathsPoland and several other countries in Central and Eastern Europe are facing the emergence of the omicron variant while already dealing with surging coronavirus cases and deaths
Pritzker lets water and sewer bill assistance flowGov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged low-income Illinoisans in need of help with their water and sewer bills to tap into a new $42 million state program created to help them avoid seeing those services shut off.
Flood insurance costs rise in areas once deemed lower riskA revamped federal flood insurance program means higher rates for many homeowners - including in areas where coverage isn't required because the government previously deemed them low or moderate risk
India's military chief, 12 others killed in helicopter crashIndia's air force says the country's military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu state
Judges question lawyers in redistricting suitsOral arguments began Tuesday in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that lawmakers passed earlier this year with three federal judges asking detailed questions of all the parties in the cases.
Federal judge tosses McHenry County's bid to keep immigrant detentionMcHenry County's lawsuit that sought to throw out a new state law banning its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was dismissed by a federal judge Monday.
COVID cases spike even as US hits 200M vaccine milestoneThe U.S. has reached a COVID-19 milestone of 200 million fully vaccinated people, but cases and hospitalizations are still spiking, even in highly immunized pockets of the country like New England
Lawyer: Case against Smollett based on testimony of 'liars'Jussie Smollett's defense attorney says charges against the former 'ťEmpire'Ł actor rely on the testimony of brothers who are 'ťsophisticated liars'Ł and 'ťthe worst type of criminals.'Ł
Lawyers deny spy suspect tried to flee US to evade arrestLawyers for a Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a scheme to sell Navy submarine secrets to a foreign government are pushing back on prosecutors' arguments that she was motivated to leave the United States because she was afraid of getting caught
- 2:45 PMLawyers deny spy suspect tried to flee US to evade arrest
- 2:44 PMU.S. Treasury: El Salvador government negotiated with gangs
- 2:39 PMCar plunges into river just above brink of Niagara Falls
- 2:35 PMScott Peterson resentenced to life term in wife's 2002 death
- 2:33 PMDefense attorney: All Daunte Wright had to do was surrender
- 2:26 PMNew tips sought in Indiana probe of 2 teen girls' killings
- 2:15 PMIndiana Sen. Braun backs businesses setting vaccine rules
More Suburban News
- CaryCary's new municipal center to open to public Dec. 17
- NewsFormer Arlington Heights trustee remembered as visionary, relationship builder
- SchaumburgSchaumburg panel favors restoring Woodfield Trolley's daily summer service to help businesses
- AntiochThe missing link: Tunnel under Route 45 ready to connect northern Lake County forest preserves
- TheaterYoung actor from Arlington Heights lands role in Broadway musical about 1950s Hollywood
- Vernon HillsChicago Bears coat drive underway at Salvation Army locations
- Elgin'It's a loss for the city': Mr. Elgin Post 57 Don Sleeman dies
- NapervilleDist. 203 school board approves contract with support workers
- Elk Grove VillageVolunteers working to pack 16,000 holidays meals in Elk Grove Village
- Hanover ParkNo one injured in crash between Lake Park bus, car
- MundeleinFoul play not suspected in death of Lake County jail inmate
- PalatinePalatine chamber announces 'Keys to Success' awards winners
- ElginElgin mayor highlights the city's successes, future challenges
- ElginElgin police invite public to 'Jolly-Up' their trees
- NewsWoodridge trying to help residents in tornado-damaged condominiums
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