Cook County Prosecutors Drop Drug Charges In Crooked-Cop CaseProsecutors dropped the charges against Ben Baker, 43, who was convicted in the case nearly a decade ago, based in part on the testimony of crooked Chicago cop Ronald Watts.
Harvey Aldermen Seek Outside Help To Fight "Corruption, Impropriety"Three of the six members of the Harvey City Council signed an open letter addressed to more than a dozen people, including President Barack Obama, FBI Director James Comey, Gov. Bruce Rauner, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Corruption In Illinois Didn't Start With Chicago, But Chicago Started With FraudA new book about Illinois politics shows its not-so-proud tradition of corruption dates back further than you might have guessed.
Defense Attorneys Want To Air Reputed Kickback Claims About Ex-Sen. BurrisAn 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 Mayor, Wife IndictedLake Station, Ind. Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah, were indicted Wednesday on public corruption charges, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Ald. Brookins Aide Accused Of Taking BribeCurtis 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.
Sochi Chief: City Is World's 'Most Secure Venue'Russia is deploying more then 50,000 police and soliders to protect the Games.
Cook County Sheriff's Office Will Investigate Corruption In DoltonNewly 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.
Blagojevich Approaches First Year Behind BarsAt 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.
Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Arrive At D.C. Court For Expected Guilty PleasIt'll be his and hers federal court hearings Wednesday as the Jacksons face justice in Washington D.C.
Timeline Of George Ryan CaseFormer 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:
Study Details History Of Cop Crime In ChicagoOn 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.