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  • Driver admits ignoring warning before crash

    Ricardo Guzman, the truck driver involved in the fiery crash that killed six children near Milwaukee in 1994, acknowledged Monday for the first time that he could have prevented the accident had he heeded the warning of another truck driver and pulled...
  • Witness links trucker to bribe

    Ricardo Guzman, the truck driver involved in a fiery wreck in which six children died, paid a bribe to buy his truck-driving license two years before the 1994 crash, a key figure in the bribes-for-licenses probe of the Illinois secretary of state's office...
  • State thwarted driver test probe, worker says

    As early as 1991, Tony Berlin, an employee in the Illinois secretary of state's office, said he observed rampant cheating at the McCook driver's license facility and reported it to officials working for then Secretary of State George Ryan. Berlin said he...
  • U.S. cites 'vast bribery,' indicts 6 in license probe

    In a major expansion of the license-selling probe at the Illinois secretary of state's office, federal authorities indicted six people Tuesday and alleged that more than 250 unqualified applicants obtained licenses to drive trucks at the McCook facility...
  • Bauer takes plea deal

    Dean Bauer pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing a federal investigation into his conduct as the chief corruption fighter in the Illinois secretary of state's office, closing one of the most sensational chapters in Operation Safe Road. But the...
  • The road that led to license scheme

    As a priest with several hundred parishioners, Rev. Grouu Tzonkov is a man of religion and faith. As a businessman, he steers a million-dollar-a-year trucking company he built from scratch 3 1/2 years ago. On a shelf in his office is the Holy Bible, on...