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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Will Liquidate Merchandise Jackson Jr. Bought With Campaign Cash

CBS 2 legal analyst Irv Miller says federal officials are still collecting all the memorabilia, clothing and other goodies Jesse Jackson Jr. purchased via campaign dollars.

02/21/2013

A gold necklace belonging to Crundwell will be among the items auctioned off. (Credit: U.S. Marshals)

Crundwell Jewelry To Be Auctioned Off This Weekend

The U.S. Marshals Service plans to auction off another 351 items from the loot bought with the $53.7 million Rita Crundwell embezzled from the city while she was Dixon’s city comptroller.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Ranch Sold To Nephew

The expansive ranch owned by former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell was sold Friday to her nephew and his wife for more than a million dollars.

02/05/2013

A gold necklace belonging to Crundwell will be among the items auctioned off. (Credit: U.S. Marshals)

Date Set For Rita Crundwell’s Jewelry Auction

The auction for former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s jewelry will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Fort Worth, Texas and simulcast online.

01/27/2013

Charlie Trotter outside his now closed restaurant. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Items Up For Bid At Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant

Everything in Charlie Trotter’s restaurant went on the auction block on Wednesday.

12/12/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly $8M Collected From Sale Of Ex-Comptroller’s Belongings

Nearly $8 million has been collected from auctioning property and furniture formerly belonging to Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $53 million from the city.

12/10/2012

The chef's table up for auction from the famed Charlie Trotter's restaurant. (Credit: Bunte Auction Services)

Charlie Trotter Restaurant Items Available At Auction

Charlie Trotter’s restaurant is no more, but later this week, you can own a piece of the place.

12/10/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Furniture From Crundwell’s Homes In Illinois, Florida Up For Auction

Admitted embezzler and former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell lived a lavish lifestyle fueled my millions of dollars she stole from the town.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is among the items once owned by Rita Crundwell. (Credit: Apple Auctioneering Co. )

U.S. Auctions More Cars, Boat Owned By Ex-Dixon Comptroller

Items from former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s lavish lifestyle continue to be parceled off one piece at a time.

11/20/2012

Horses from former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell's ranch have been sold at auction after they were seized by the federal government to help repay the city part of the $53 million Crundwell allegedly stole over 22 years. (Credit: CBS)

Auction Of Indicted Comptroller’s Horses, Equipment Yields $6.5M

Federal marshals have started running numbers to tally totals from a weekend auction of property owned by former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell, who is accused of embezzling $53 million over the last 22 years.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

The quarter horses once owned by Dixon's former comptroller will soon be up for sale. (CBS)

Former Dixon Comptroller’s Horses Now Up For Auction

Scores of horses purchased by a government official who’s accused of absconding with millions of dollars can now be yours, if you have the cash.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

Stroger Todd John

Stroger Items, Including Diary, On Auction Block — But No Sale

Political and personal items of the late Cook County Board president John Stroger and his son Todd were bid up to $3,750 at auction this morning, but failed to sell because the top bid failed to meet an undisclosed minimum price set by the seller.

07/01/2012

Frank Calabrese Sr.

Pricey Items From Mobster Calabrese’s House Going Up For Auction

The treasure trove of former Chicago Outfit hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. goes on the auction block next month.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

A statue of Babe Ruth is seen at the National Baseball Hall of Fame during induction weekend on July 25, 2009 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth Jersey Sells For Record $4.4 million

A baseball jersey worn by The Bambino sold for more than $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and seller.

670 The Score–05/24/2012

Stroger Storage Locker

Man Acquires Bulls Rings, Stroger Family Artifacts With $450 Bid

A local man spent just $450 to buy a locker full of valuable items belonging to late Cook County Board President John H. Stroger Jr.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

C2E2

C2E2 Comic Convention Underway At McCormick Place

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is underway at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Kenneth Nebenzahl's Collection Up For Auction

Chicago Dealer’s Historic Books, Maps To Go Up For Auction

The Christie’s auction house is putting a piece of Chicago on the block next month at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2012

Green Garden Country Club in Frankfort will be auctioned March 9, 2012, as part of owner William J. McEnery's bankruptcy case. (File photo/ STMW)

Suburban Country Club On Auction Block In Bankruptcy

A Chicago firm is soliciting offers for the sale of Green Garden Country Club in Frankfort, part of the ongoing bankruptcy case of former gas station magnate William J. McEnery.

02/25/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA: Warehouse Has Millions In Spare Parts To Auction Off

The Chicago Transit Authority took the opportunity of a quiet Presidents’ Day to toot its own horn about savings to come in a massive warehouse.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2012

Hoarder House

Hoarder’s House Auctioned For $35,000 In Schaumburg

The foreclosed home of a reported hoarder in Schaumburg has been sold at auction.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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