Jussie Smollett appeared in court for arraignment on felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime.
Sara Damyan, 33, has been charged with criminal sexual assault of the victim, who was a student at the school where Damyan worked.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was endorsed by the Chicago Sun-Times, whose owners and investors donated $750,000 to her campaign.
Dan Webb, a special prosecutor who charged Jussie Smollett, said he is still investigating whether local prosecutors also engaged in wrongdoing.
Jussie Smollett was reportedly indicted in Chicago by special prosecutor Dan Webb over his allegation that he was the victim of an anti-gay attack.
Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a party on Chicago's south side intended to honor the victim of an earlier shooting, police said.
It was headline news in Chicago this week when the city went one full day without a reported shooting, according to police records.
Jussie Smollett has gone on the offensive against Chicago for attempting to get him to pay for a police investigation into an alleged hate crime.
A 7-year-old girl in a bumblebee costume was trick or treating in Chicago on Thursday for Halloween and was critically wounded.
U.S. President Donald Trump came not to praise Chicago but to condemn it, and did he ever, saying, ""It's embarrassing to us as a nation."