Chicago

Brothers tell police ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

(ABC News)- The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the “Empire” actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, but thus far police have not independently verified the allegations, a law enforcement…

2 ‘persons of interest,’ including another ‘Empire’ actor, in alleged racist attack on Jussie Smollett

Police in Chicago have identified and are questioning two “persons of interest” in an alleged racial attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. One those persons of interest has previously appeared on “Empire,” according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. Police were tracking the two “persons of interest” and were aware of who they were “for awhile.” Investigators…

40 Homeless Students in Chicago Get First-Ever Prom

About 40 homeless students in Chicago got something Saturday many of them thought would never come — a chance to attend prom. Jalisa Thurston was one of those students. “This prom is amazing because I didn’t ever go to prom,” she told ABC News. Thurston, 23, who is set to return to school later this year, said she never attended…