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  • Blagojevich prosecutor hired in Christie bridge probe

    Blagojevich prosecutor hired in Christie bridge probe
    New Jersey lawmakers investigating political tricks that emanated from Governor Chris Christie’s office hired as special counsel the lead prosecutor in the corruption trials of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Reid Schar was the lead...
  • Judge delays trial for woman charged with slapping liens on officials

    Judge delays trial for woman charged with slapping liens on officials
    The trial of a woman accused of slapping huge liens on then-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and other high-ranking federal court officials was postponed at the last minute Monday after the judge ruled that the woman's "disturbing" legal filings proved...
  • Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster

    Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster
    Meeting for the first time since ousting its CEO in June and touching off a controversy that savaged its leadership, Metra’s diminished board sought today to convince customers it was fully engaged in running the nation’s second-largest...
  • Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago

    Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago
    A U.S. Senate committee cleared the nomination of Zachary Fardon on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee comes more than 15 months after...
  • Fardon sworn in as U.S. attorney

    Fardon sworn in as U.S. attorney
    Zachary Fardon was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, five months after he was nominated by President Barack Obama. Fardon, 47, began work in his Dirksen U.S. Courthouse office after U.S. District Chief Judge...
  • Quinn names former prosecutor Fitzgerald to UI board

    Quinn names former prosecutor Fitzgerald to UI board
    Gov. Pat Quinn has named former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Fitzgerald will replace first term trustee Lawrence Oliver II, according to a news release from the governor's office. The appointment...
  • Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney

    Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney
    The names of four former federal prosecutors will be sent to the White House for the Obama administration to decide who will succeed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, according to a letter made public by Illinois’ two U.S. senators....
  • Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here

    Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here
    A former federal prosecutor who helped convict former Gov. George Ryan appears to be the favorite to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, sources in Washington and Chicago told the Tribune. The...
  • Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
  • Top prosecutor hits decade

    He arrived in Chicago just days before the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, a tough, uncompromising New York prosecutor already steeped in fighting the new international threat. His outsider status and appointment to an already high-profile...
  • Feds indict 2 over tainted Crestwood well

    Feds indict 2 over tainted Crestwood well
    Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...
  • Judge gives Blagojevich 14 years: ‘When governor goes bad, fabric of Illinois is torn’

     
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison and fined $20,000 for what U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald famously referred to as a …...