| May 24, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stuck with the tough talk on Chicago’s parking meter deal today, pledging to fight a new bill for $22 million the meter leasing company recently sent the city for lost revenue.
Emanuel has positioned himself as a staunch opponent...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Gary S. Shapiro, the number two man in the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, will take over after Patrick Fitzgerald steps down this month until a permanent replacement is found.
The announcement came as the state's two senators said they will appoint a...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Two people who administered road tests for the Illinois Secretary of State's office were charged with giving passing marks to unqualified drivers or passing people who did not even take a road test in exchange for cash, federal officials said today....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Hailed by prosecutors as a "wake-up call," Antoin Rezko was sentenced to 10½ years in prison today for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval while he was a top fundraiser and adviser to then-Gov. Rod...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Even before Antoin "Tony" Rezko's long-awaited sentencing began Tuesday, his teenage daughter appeared anxious, her arms clutching her stomach and her face already in a pained expression.
Two hours later, when a judge sentenced Rezko, once a top...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:27 PM
U.S. District Judge James Zagel had called for a hearing just four days before sentencing Rod Blagojevich on last-minute issues raised by the former governor's lawyers, but he took the opportunity Friday to also launch into a lengthy defense of his...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers went on the offensive Thursday against federal charges of income tax evasion, again alleging he was targeted by the FBI after he refused to wear a wire against others.
"Lie, lie, lie," Beavers said of the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:48 PM
At a 90-minute closed door meeting Thursday, top federal, state and local law enforcement officials laid out their plans for improving the government's faltering efforts to apprehend violent fugitives who cross U.S. borders to evade justice in Illinois....
| Mar 8, 2007
When Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias at Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearings, he noted that, among other attainments, Iglesias had served as the inspiration for the Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise in "A Few...
| Jun 9, 2009
| 5:24 AM
(WGN-AM)- The top federal prosecutor in Chicago is threatening to sue publisher HarperCollins, calling a book about the war on terrorism that focuses in part on cases he was involved in "a deliberate lie masquerading as the truth."
| May 6, 2009
As federal authorities conduct a criminal investigation of Crestwood's secret use of a polluted well, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is urging government health experts to study whether anyone got sick from drinking the water.
Since the Tribune first revealed...
| Sep 8, 2009
Ousted Governor Rod Blagojevich not only plans to be exonerated, he tells WGN Radio he might run for office again.
As he begins his publicity for his book "The Governor," Blagovich describes the moments before he was taken away from his home by FBI...