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Chicago goes to court seeking access to singer R. Kelly's studio featured in documentary

CHICAGO - Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly could be on the hook for building code violations at his Chicago recording studio after the city went to court Thursday seeking access to the property featured on the documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly."

A five-page emergency motion filed by the city's Law Department alleged someone improperly converted the Near West Side space at 219 N. Justine St. into a studio and built out a kitchen without obtaining permits for the work. The motion cites the building's owner, Midwest Funding LLC, as well

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