I figured this would be the result. Chicago is one of the most liberal cities in the United States. I think the Grand Jury process was just a show and the DA never wanted to actually prosecute.
I wouldn't doubt that the Chicago PD went out of their way to intentionally violate due process when they obtained the cell phone and other communication records. I think the Chicago PD's end game was to simply expose Smollett so they wouldn't look like fools.