Facing decades behind bars after New York conviction, will R. Kelly ever stand trial in Chicago?

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A jury in New York has found R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and other federal charges, but the 20-year legal saga surrounding the disgraced R&B star is far from over. With Kelly’s sentencing hearing more than seven months away, attention now swings back to his hometown of Chicago, where he faces five more indictments in both federal court and Cook County stemming from alleged sexual abuse. But with Kelly already facing decades in prison, is it possible he may never go to trial in a Chicago courtroom at all? What comes next depends on a lot of moving parts and behind-the-scenes maneu…

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