A former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
A 10th Chicago police officer has been indicted in the FBI’s ongoing investigation of a scheme in which tow truck operators were paying bribes to cops who steered them work.
A Chicago Police officer was charged Wednesday with soliciting and accepting a $5,000 bribe to let a person go after a traffic stop.
A Chicago Police officer has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in connection with a criminal case.
A special Illinois House investigative committee has issued a report finding lawmakers have enough evidence to punish state Rep. Derrick Smith, amid allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
A man selling loose cigarettes on the sly who allegedly tried to bribe a Chicago Police officer by asking him if they could “work something out’’ while showing the officer a fistful of cash Friday on the South Side was ordered held on $10,000 bond Saturday.
Independent investigators are looking into allegations that a film location manager was hit up for a $2,000 bribe when the thriller “Source Code” filmed in Chicago last year. A Metra employee purportedly demanded the kickback.