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This booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Jussie Smollett. A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail Thursday, March 10, 2022, branding the Black and gay actor a charlatan for staging a hate crime against himself while the nation struggled with wrenching issues of racial injustice. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Jussie Smollett released on bond after 6 days in jail

The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement is demanding disgraced actor Jussie Smollett be released from prison. In a recent interview, Patrisse Cullors said she visited Smollett in a psych ward at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, where he had been sleeping on a “restraint bed.”



Mayor of Chicago Suburb Stands Up to COVID Vaccine Mandates

A vaccine mandate went into effect Monday for Illinois’ Cook County, requiring people to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations when entering gyms, restaurants and other establishments. However, Chicago suburb Orland Park is standing up to the orders. One America’s Stephanie Myers spoke with Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau about the decision.