Disgraced former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was sentenced to 10½ years in prison Friday by a federal judge who called the serially corrupt Southwest Side politician a “cynical” operator who followed the city’s unofficial motto, “Where’s mine?”
Michael DiFoggio, 58, was found inside the office of his business in the 3200 block of South Shields Avenue, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were convicted on all four counts connected to the scam Monday morning.
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios had one word Wednesday to describe testimony linking him to allegedly corrupt property tax adjustment deals in a federal bribery trial: “Bull—-.”
A former Chicago city comptroller and former Ohio state deputy treasurer accused in a bribery and money laundering scheme will plead not guilty, his attorney said Friday.
Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges, for allegedly taking kickbacks to direct business to county hospitals, and for backing a waste transfer station in Cicero.
A jury has convicted a former Chicago alderman of a single count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
A former Chicago alderman who was convicted in one of the city’s most famous corruption cases was back in court on Monday to stand trial on federal bribery charges.
Rod Blagojevich’s ex-chief of staff is free and clear of the justice system after a federal judge in Chicago ended his two-year probation period early.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.
Fresh off regaining his seat in the Illinois House on Tuesday, Derrick Smith starred in a wild episode of Chicago-style politics Thursday morning, claiming himself to be “a new man,” and slamming Democratic Party leaders who tried to stop his bid to get back to Springfield.
Despite having been indicted for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe, and having been booted out of the Illinois House, former state Rep. Derrick Smith has won his seat back in the General Assembly.
An appeals court has reversed the bribery conviction of a Chicago zoning inspector on grounds the value of two $600 payoffs he received weren’t high enough.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have supported indicted former State Rep. Derrick Smith, and there would be no controversy about the fate of Smith’s former House seat.
Illinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) says he will do everything he can to prevent Rep. Derrick Smith from being reelected.
Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.
The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
A vote is coming Friday that could expel Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) from the General Assembly.
Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.
A special Illinois House committee has recommended that State Rep. Derrick Smith be expelled from the House, over allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.