Afternoon Briefing: Affordable housing towers proposed in Edgewater and Logan Square

Good afternoon, Chicago.

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Jussie Smollett, the former “Empire” actor whose convictions for staging a hate crime caused fevered international media attention.

This means that the case, which has continued as Smollett fights his convictions, will carry on a little longer.

Here’s what else is happening today. And remember, for the latest breaking news in Chicago, visit and sign up to get our alerts on all your devices.

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