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LAZ Parking Executive On Leave Amid Federal Bribery Probe

Federal agents have been investigating the LAZ Parking executive on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a contract for meters in Chicago to a favored company. The FBI filed an affidavit in February to search two email accounts tied to the executive, who called the allegations “news to me” and declined to comment.

06/19/2015

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hastert Lawyer: Leaks About Alleged Sex Abuse “Unconscionable”

Thomas Green, Hastert’s New-York based defense attorney, said during a status hearing in Chicago that he’s concerned information that’s been disclosed to the media may inhibit Hastert’s right to a fair trial.

06/18/2015

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13 From Illinois Charged In Federal Health Care Fraud Sweep

A nationwide health care fraud sweep that led to charges against hundreds of doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners includes four cases being prosecuted in Chicago.

06/18/2015

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Feds Focus On LAZ Executive For Alleged Parking Meter Bribe

Federal agents have been investigating an executive with the firm that manages Chicago’s privatized parking meters on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a meter contract to a favored company, according to a court record obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

06/17/2015

Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Aide Who Handled Schock’s Travel Testifies Before Grand Jury

An aide who booked travel and submitted expense vouchers for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper spending by the onetime rising Republican star.

06/04/2015

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted on Feb. 22, 2012, to close seven public schools and impose "turnaround" plans at 10 others, meaning the staffs of those schools will be fired and replaced, but students will stay. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Shake Up Chicago Board Of Education

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel searches for a new leader for the Chicago Public Schools, he also has decided to replace most of the school board that approved a controversial $20.5 million no-bid contract which is the focus of a federal investigation.

06/02/2015

FBI Investigating 2013 Police Shooting Of Two Teens In Roseland

The teens were wounded on Dec. 22 near 95th and La Salle after Chicago Police officers curbed a stolen car packed with joyriders, the department said in a statement after the incident.

05/15/2015

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CPS Suspends Controversial No-Bid Contract At Center Of Federal Probe

The Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company’s ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

04/22/2015

Jennie Biggs, of Raise Your Hand, and other school advocates call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace the entire Chicago Board of Education, in light of a no-bid contract scandal and other controversies at the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School Board

Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.

04/20/2015

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Former CPS Boss Concerned About “Stable Leadership” Amid Federal Probe

A major player in Chicago school reform was expressing serious concerns about the uncertainty swirling around the Chicago Public Schools, as chief executive officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces a federal probe into a controversial no-bid contract.

04/17/2015

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union Says

Barbara Byrd Bennett’s salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/16/2015

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Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal Investigation

Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Schock’s Staff To Face Tough Prosecutor In Spending Probe

Timothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who’s involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He’s prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.

03/31/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

In Final Speech In Congress, Schock Says He’s Leaving ‘With Sadness And Humility’

In his final speech on the House floor, embattled Congressman Aaron Schock apologized for letting down his constituents, and vowed to “work tirelessly to make it up” to them.

03/26/2015

Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Source: Feds Open Investigation Of Congressman Schock

The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday.

03/20/2015

Surveillance camera footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting Marlon Horton on Sept. 7, 2013, outside a CHA building. (Credit: YouTube)

Attorney Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Last Year

Attorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.

09/03/2014

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Member Of Violent Hobos “Supergang” Cooperating With Feds

They made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.

08/28/2014

Protesters holding signs of people shot and killed by police called for U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into police shootings nationwide. (Credit: Facebook)

Protesters Demand Federal Investigation Into Police Shootings

Protesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.

08/27/2014

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Des Plaines Police Misplaced Rifles Provided By Feds

The Des Plaines Police Department could be facing a federal investigation into the disappearance of two semi-automatic rifles.

08/13/2014

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Rising Star Chicago Defense Attorney Target Of Criminal Probe

Prosecutors on Wednesday revealed that the FBI is probing whether lawyer Beau Brindley encouraged drug dealer Rahshone Burnett to lie under oath. In an unusual move, agents raided Brindley’s office in the downtown Monadnock building last month and seized evidence.

08/07/2014

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