Besides criminal charges, Smollett has been sued by the City of Chicago for more than $130,000 in police overtime
The attacker has been charged with aggravated battery and is being held in a juvenile detention center.
She is at least the 36th trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming person to die by violence this year, and the fourth in the Chicago region alone.
Current and former students at Morton High School in Illinois are demanding teacher Kim Johnson's removal.
Chicago activist and bar owner Art Johnston and his partner in life and business, Pepe Peña, star in the upcoming film Art and Pep.
The Illinois employee engaged in an angry, expletive-filled rant against the men.
Jill Rose Quinn is set to be the state's first trans judge, while LGBTQ ally Marie Newman bested one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress.