News Briefs ILLINOIS SAYS NO TO PERMIT FOR R. KELLY
» State officials , ILL . say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star.
State Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Denise Albert told the Chicago Tribune that the application for the Spring Break Jam in April was denied Thursday because of security concerns after protests outside Kelly’s Chicago studio last week.
Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.” He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.