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Curtis Thompson Jr. pleaded guilty in December to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office. He pocketed the Christmas card full of cash after helping the informant land the alderman’s essential support for a liquor license in the 21st Ward.
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.
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.
A former chief of staff for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will report to jail next week.
The man who was Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff when the former governor was arrested for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for his role in Blagojevich’s corruption case.
The day after deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich began his 14-year prison sentence, his former chief of staff, John Harris, is learning his fate.
First lady Michelle Obama is hitting back against reports there was tension between her and Rahm Emanuel when he was the White House chief of staff.
Mayor Emanuel, who was White House Chief of Staff before Bill Daley, says Daley can leave the White House with his head held high for a job well done.
Chicagoan Bill Daley is stepping down as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff at the end of the month, after about a year as the president’s top aide.
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first city budget includes layoffs, budget cuts, and higher fees and fines, it also includes rewards for some mayoral aides.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has appointed local government veteran and distant Daley family relative Theresa Mintle as his chief of staff.
A defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich drew some harsh criticism from the judge at the former governor’s corruption retrial on Monday for repeatedly asking questions that the judge had already ruled were “out of bounds.”
As federal prosecutors continued to focus on allegations that Rod Blagojevich was trying to sell or trade an appointment to the U.S. Senate, jurors in his retrial heard the former governor saying “it’s very important for me to make a lot of money.”
When Rod Blagojevich learned in late 2008 that all he would get from the Obama administration was thanks and appreciation for appointing a friend President-elect Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate, he had two simple words for the White House: “F*** them.”
Mayor-elect and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was back in Washington today, to pay his first visit to President Barack Obama since the mayoral election.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson advises Chicagoans against expecting Bill Daley to bring home the bacon for the Windy City, now that he’s White House chief of staff.
Gov. Pat Quinn has re-hired his controversial former chief of staff, who resigned a few months ago amid an ethics probe.