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Megan Crepeau

Megan Crepeau covers Cook County criminal courts for the Chicago Tribune. She previously worked the overnight shift for the Tribune's breaking news desk, going to crime scenes across the city at all hours of the night. She has also been a reporter and copy editor for RedEye and a Tribune editorial assistant. She lives in Bridgeport with her dog, who is an extremely good and fluffy boy.
Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts for allegedly phony claims of racist, homophobic attack

A Cook County grand jury has charged actor Jussie Smollett in a 16-count indictment that alleges he concocted a racist and homophobic attack on himself.

State’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett investigation as prosecutors question former suspects

In another puzzling twist in the investigation of a reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, the Cook County state’s attorney recused herself from the case Tuesday as prosecutors in her office began questioning two brothers who had been possible suspects.

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