Chicago Tribune

State's attorney recused herself from Jussie Smollett probe over interactions with actor's family, Chicago police

CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself last week from the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "out of an abundance of caution" because she spoke to one of his relatives after it was reported and acted as a go-between with Chicago police, one of Foxx's aides told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday.

The disclosure of Foxx's reason for the recusal comes nearly 24 hours after her office announced she would be sitting out the case without giving

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune5 min readSociety
4 Chicago Cops Fired For Alleged Cover-up Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald
CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Board fired a sergeant and three officers Thursday night over the alleged cover-up of the murder of Laquan McDonald by a police officer. The decision appeared to turn on the infamous police dashboard camera video of the f
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Balancing Act: A Year Later, How Does Aziz Ansari Feel About Being Accused Of Sexual Misconduct? He Tells Us In A New Netflix Special
Ever wonder what Aziz Ansari thinks about last year's national (international?) debate over his supremely bad date, launched by a Babe.net article headlined, "I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life"? He'll tell y
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Paul Sullivan: Cooperstown Sells Baseball Better Than Baseball Sells Itself
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Cooperstown is like a pop-up town that reopens one weekend every July so everyone can feel young again remembering when baseball was great. It's basically a Norman Rockwell version of small-town America, with a nod to Gordon Gekko