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Feds: Five Chicago-Area Children Victims Of Child Porn Ring

The investigation into an underground child pornography website that included at least five victims from the Chicago area has concluded, the federal government announced Tuesday.

03/18/2014

State Rep. Keith Farnham (Credit: ilga.gov)

Search Warrants Issued For Elgin Lawmaker’s Home, Office

Search warrants were executed Thursday at the home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham, by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations as part of an “ongoing investigation.”

03/14/2014

Stuart Levine, flanked by his attorneys, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse (CBS File Photo)

New Play Tells Sordid Tale Of Convicted Politial Insider Stuart Levine

The rise and fall of one of a key Illinois political insider and power broker now behind bars on corruption charges is the basis for a new theater production in Chicago this fall.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

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3 Schaumburg Cops Arrested In Federal Drug Probe

Three Schaumburg police officers have been arrested, following a federal drug investigation.

CBS 2–01/16/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Defends Police Department’s Steps To Prevent False Confessions

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Wednesday he wants to set the record straight, following a “60 Minutes” report about suspects who were pressured to confess to crimes they didn’t commit.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2012

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) speaks to reporters at City Hall, where she attended her first City Council committee meeting since her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress. (Credit: CBS)

Ald. Sandi Jackson Not Resigning, Not Running For Congress

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) was back at City Hall on Tuesday, making her first public appearance since her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress last month. The alderman shot down rumors she’s planning to resign, and also insisted she’s not planning to run for her husband’s empty seat on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Conference Call With Staff Cancelled

Plans for Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to speak to his staffers on Wednesday were abruptly cancelled Tuesday.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr.’s Colleagues In Congress Add To Pressure For Answers

Several members of Illinois’s congressional delegation have joined the growing chorus of voices pressuring U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to speak out about his ongoing medical and legal troubles.

CBS 2–11/15/2012

Ald. Jackson Absent From Final City Budget Vote

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) — who reportedly is under investigation for possible improper campaign finance activities along with her husband, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. – did not show up for the City Council’s final budget vote on Thursday, two days after the congressman was released from the Mayo Clinic.

11/15/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

BGA President: Jackson’s District May Not Have Congressman For Several More Months

Constituents in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district have gone without representation on Capitol Hill for more than five months, and the head of the Better Government Association said Wednesday that they might have go go without a congressman for several more months, thanks to Jackson’s ongoing health and legal problems.

11/14/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Checks Out Of Mayo Clinic; Feds Reportedly Investigating Wife

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Tuesday, after a second stint there to be treated for bipolar disorder.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Source: Jackson Jr. Was Talked Out Of Resigning Before Election

CBS 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.

CBS 2–11/08/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Key Democrat: If Jackson Jr. Seeking Plea Deal, He Deceived Party Leaders

A key South Side Democrat is expressing anger in the wake of a published report that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. might be seeking a plea deal with federal prosecutors probing his use of campaign funds.

11/08/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Despite Long Absence, Jackson Jr. Easily Wins Re-Election

Despite ongoing health problems that have kept him out of action for months – and a pair of investigations hanging over his head – Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. handily won re-election Tuesday against a trio of largely unknown challengers.

11/06/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Campaign Finance Reports Lack Details On Credit Charges, Furniture Purchase

CBS 2 has learned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign finance reports do not provide details for hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card charges, or for an $8,000 purchase from a suburban furniture store. That, amid reports the federal probe is focused on alleged misuse of campaign cash to redecorate his home.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr. Seen In Public For First Time, Says He’s ‘Not Well’

For the first time in months, ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sighted out in public, and talked about his battle with Bipolar II disorder.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Report: Jackson Jr. Allegedly Used Campaign Cash To Decorate Home

A federal probe into “suspicious activity” in U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances reportedly is focused on allegations he used campaign funds to pay to decorate his house.

10/15/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Source: Feds Probing ‘Suspicious Activity’ In Jackson Jr’s Finances

Spelling potentially new trouble for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., federal investigators have launched a probe into the South Shore congressman’s finances — a completely new area of scrutiny, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

10/12/2012

This Megabus hit a pedestrian and Canal and Adam on Tuesday. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Quinn Calls For Federal Investigation Into Megabus

Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a federal investigation of Chicago-based Megabus.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

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