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Judge allows city to inspect R. Kelly's Chicago recording studio

CHICAGO - A Cook County, Ill., judge granted an emergency motion Friday allowing Chicago building inspectors to check out the Near West Side recording studio of embattled R&B singer R. Kelly.

R. Kelly's lawyers did not object to the inspection but disputed the city's characterization of the situation as an emergency.

During a hearing at the Daley Center, Judge Patrice Ball-Reed ordered the inspection to take place Wednesday.

The city's Department of Buildings wants to check

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