Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s 16 charges connected to allegedly faking a January 2019 hate crime against himself may have been dropped, but his legal troubles in Chicago are apparently far from over.

In covering the bedlam surrounding Mr. Smollett, many in the media neglected to mention that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city set a 7 day deadline in a March 28 letter to Smollett demanding he pay Chicago $130,106.15 immediately – the estimated cost of the police overtime in investigating Smollett's case, and a completely separate figure from the $10,000.00 bond he forfeited when his charges were dropped by State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Foxx has her own troubles still with this, with Chicago area police calling for her resignation, holding a "no confidence" vote against her, and even a separate call for an investigation by a special prosecutor into whether Foxx "acted to impede the [Smollett] investigation … concealed evidence, and/or intentionally misled the public."

Chicago is in the process of drafting a civil complaint against Smollett after he refused to pay the $130,000. The city could (and likely will) go after Smollett to the tune of $390,000.00 plus fines and court costs under the laws in question. Smollett had no comment on this as of this writing.

It is also unclear what will happen to the idea of Smollett suing Chicago. This idea was being floated after his charges were dropped.