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Lake Station Mayor, Wife Indicted

Lake Station, Ind. Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah, were indicted Wednesday on public corruption charges, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

04/16/2014

FBI

Ald. Brookins Aide Accused Of Taking Bribe

Curtis V. Thompson Jr., chief of staff for Ald. Howard Brookins, has been charged with taking a $7,500 bribe to help fix an alcohol license application.

02/28/2014

Sochi. (Pavel Govolkin/Getty Images)

Sochi Chief: City Is World’s ‘Most Secure Venue’

Russia is deploying more then 50,000 police and soliders to protect the Games.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2014

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Will Investigate Corruption In Dolton

Newly elected Village President Riley Rogers said Dolton is essentially broke. It made payroll and insurance payments this week only because it raided a tax-increment financing (TIF) fund.

05/31/2013

Blagojevich Leaves

Blagojevich Approaches First Year Behind Bars

At last report from his attorneys, Blagojevich was about to begin working in the prison library last November, after starting out washing dishes like any other new inmate.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (right) arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for their first appearance on charges connected to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Arrive At D.C. Court For Expected Guilty Pleas

It’ll be his and hers federal court hearings Wednesday as the Jacksons face justice in Washington D.C.

02/19/2013

George Ryan

Timeline Of George Ryan Case

Former Gov. George Ryan was transferred from federal prison on Wednesday and will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Chicago halfway house. Here is a timeline of key events in his corruption case:

01/30/2013

UIC professor Dick Simpson (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio)

Study Details History Of Cop Crime In Chicago

On the same day when the city of Chicago is paying out $32 million to settle two police misconduct cases, a new report details the extent of police crime, corruption and cover-ups.

01/17/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Ex-Power Broker Cellini Gives Up Bid To Remain Free

William Cellini’s one-page filing cites “the stress” the case has put on his family and the 78-year-old’s poor health.

11/12/2012

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

NW Indiana Officials Indicted On Corruption Charges

Federal indictments rained down Thursday on three Lake County elected officials, a former Merrillville Town Court clerk, the former director of the East Chicago Public Library and a Munster businessman.

10/05/2012

City Hall

Aldermen Endorse Expanding Whistleblower Law

The City Council’s Rules and Ethics Committee has recommended approval of an expansion of the city’s Whistleblower Ordinance, to protect people and businesses who report government corruption.

WBBM Newsradio–10/02/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Attorneys Think Blagojevich’s Sentence Will Be Reversed On Appeal

Attorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Eddie Winters (Twitter)

Dems Select Replacement For Ousted State Lawmaker

Chicago policeman Eddie Winters will serve out Derrick Smith’s term in the Illinois House.

08/24/2012

George Ryan

Gov. Ryan Qualifies For Early Work Release

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan will be released from prison five months early, having qualified for work release.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese is all smiles Friday as she holds a weekend-long garage sale of her possessions. (CBS)

Report: IRS Says Betty Loren-Maltese Owes Over $238,000

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren Maltese is suffering from a new legal headache.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cicero Clobbers Chicago In Clout And Corruption

With all that’s happening in Chicago, like the NATO summit and Mayor Rahm Emanuel running the city, it’s hard sometimes to keep up on the suburbs; like Cicero, and news there about money under the table, and clout beyond belief.

05/01/2012

George Ryan

Ryan Wins Another Chance To Petition For New Trial

Former Gov. George Ryan has served most of his 6 1/2 year prison sentence and is set to be released next year, but he will have a chance to appeal for a new trial again before that.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Gets By With A C In Corruption Study

Chicago was recently deemed the most corrupt city in the nation, and deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich last week became the second consecutive governor in prison for corruption convictions.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (center, blue sport coat) arrives at FCI Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. (Credit: CBS)

Former Gov. Blagojevich Reports To Federal Prison

More than three years after being arrested by federal agents while still serving his governor, Rod Blagojevich has reported to the FCI Englewood Correctional Center in Colorado for a 14-year prison sentence.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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