Jussie Smollett on stage. Two potential suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on the actor. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Jussie Smollett: his lawyers  have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The strange case of Empire star Jussie Smollett took another turn this weekend with the police in Chicago saying the investigation’s trajectory had ch(...)

Jussie Smollett: Photograph:  Danny Moloshok/Reutres

Jussie Smollett, star of the hit US TV show Empire, has been hospitalised after being attacked in a possible hate crime. The 35-year-old actor was att(...)

Police and firefighters follow the ambulance carrying the remains of Chicago Police officer Samuel Jimenez as it arrives at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Chicago’s hospitals have grown all too accustomed to receiving victims of gunshot wounds from unrelenting violence on the streets, but on Monday, one (...)

Nick Sauer has resigned as an  Illinois state representative. Photograph: NickSauer.org.

An Illinois state representative has resigned after a report about allegations he posted nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on Instagram without he(...)

The Purdue “All American” Marching Band from Indiana during their first visit to Ireland. The band, featuring 346 performers and world’s biggest drum, returns this year to march in the St Patrick’s Day parade for the second time. Photograph: Adrian Sadlier

In 1992, the Marching Illini band from the University of Illinois became the very first American college band to cross the Atlantic to participate in (...)

Demonstrators hold a protest sign featuring Donald Trump outside a cancelled campaign event with in Chicago, Illinois. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s Republican rivals for the White House condemned protests that shut down his planned Chicago rally on Friday, but said his incendiary sp(...)