| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Everyone always made a big deal about Julian King's birthday, but no one more so than Julian King.
Julian — the 7-year-old nephew of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson — made party invitations and handed them out to anyone who...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.
Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Jennifer Hudson will be recognized for something other than her singing and acting skills at this year’s People’s Choice Awards.
The “Dreamgirls” star will receive the second annual Favorite Humanitarian award at this year’...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will receive the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Humanitarian," CBS announced Tuesday.
The Grammy and Oscar winner will be presented the honor during "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards," airing at 8 p.m. Jan. 8...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In October 2008, the unthinkable happened to Jennifer Hudson and her family. Her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, were slain, and the tragedy made national headlines for months. With such devastation, it would be understandable for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Jennifer Hudson, dressed all in black and wearing little makeup, struggled at times to maintain her composure on the witness stand Monday as the trial of her former brother-in-law opened in dramatic fashion.
Her voice cracked as the Academy Award-winning...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:44 PM
A Cook County judge today granted a media request to release an emotional 911 recording in which Jennifer Hudson's sister begged dispatchers for help after she found her mother shot dead inside the family's South Side home.
Julia Hudson had just returned...
| May 9, 2012
| 9:02 PM
Jurors will continue deliberating the fate of actress Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law Thursday, choosing between contradicting portraits of him painted during closing arguments.
The racially diverse panel must decide whether William Balfour is an...
| May 12, 2012
| 4:11 AM
Actress Jennifer Hudson cried softly as her former brother-in-law was convicted today of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
Hudson bowed her head as jurors entered the courtroom around 4:40 p.m. The Academy Award-winning actress, who...
| May 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
After less than two hours of deliberations Wednesday night, the jury deliberating the fate of the man accused of killing Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew requested transcripts from witnesses who testified in the case and then...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 10:01 PM
In bringing some of their most damning testimony against Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law, Cook County prosecutors on Thursday relied on some colorful witnesses, including a former crack addict, a jail inmate and a man who waited more than two...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:04 PM
William Balfour hung his head low and appeared to wipe tears from his eyes Wednesday as photos of Jennifer Hudson's slain nephew flashed in a courtroom, but not everyone was there to see it.
The empty bench in the fourth row of spectators spoke volumes:...