An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.
Lake Station, Ind. Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah, were indicted Wednesday on public corruption charges, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
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.
Russia is deploying more then 50,000 police and soliders to protect the Games.
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.
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.
It’ll be his and hers federal court hearings Wednesday as the Jacksons face justice in Washington D.C.
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:
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.
It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.
William Cellini’s one-page filing cites “the stress” the case has put on his family and the 78-year-old’s poor health.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago policeman Eddie Winters will serve out Derrick Smith’s term in the Illinois House.
Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan will be released from prison five months early, having qualified for work release.
Former Cicero town president Betty Loren Maltese is suffering from a new legal headache.
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.
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.
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.