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  • The myth of nonpartisan U.S. attorneys

    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...
  • Fitzgerald Could File Suit Against Publisher

    (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." If HarperCollins...
  • Durbin calls for health study related to well

    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...
  • Rod Blagojevich says he might run for office again

    Rod Blagojevich says he might run for office again
    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...
  • Crestwood taxpayers spend $1 million on legal bills to defend village leaders

    Crestwood taxpayers spend $1 million on legal bills to defend village leaders
    Crestwood taxpayers paid lawyers more than $1 million last year to defend village leaders accused of pumping contaminated water to residents for at least two decades. Hiring Loop law firms that specialize in white-collar criminal and civil defense cost...
  • Oprah was mulled for Senate seat: Blago

     
    by Frank James Continuing his media blitz on the day that his historic impeachment trial was set to began in the Illinois Senate, Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday where he stuck to his story......
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, 50 others, still serving

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With all the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's firings of several U.S. attorneys, the question for the Obama administration became: What now? And with all the muck that the hard-charging Chicago-based U.S....
  • Use your vote

    Illinois is the punch line of lots of jokes. What's the difference between a prostitute and an Illinois governor? A prostitute has a 10 percent chance of being indicted, 40 percent less than the governor. People are not laughing at our governors. They are...
  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrested

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich and Harris were accused of a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that included Blagojevich conspiring to sell or trade the...
  • U.S. granted more time to indict Blagojevich

    Federal prosecutors have been granted an extra three months to seek an indictment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. U.S. Chief District Court Judge James Holderman entered an order allowing the indictment deadline to be extended from Jan. 7 to April 7, according...
  • Electronics Executive Returns to Chicago to Face Bank Fraud Charges

    (WGN-AM) - Federal prosecutors said an executive of a now-defunct Wheeling-based electronics company has been brought back to Chicago to face charges he defrauded a bank of $17 million. Kevin Gore, 40, was charged in a criminal complaint in 2008 and...
  • U.S. Attorney Tells Businesses to Hire Ex-Convicts

    (WGN-AM) - U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the business community can help reduce violence in Chicago by hiring ex-convicts. Fitzgerald told a Chicago civic club on Thursday that jobs help ex-offenders stay away from the criminal activity that...