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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

FBI

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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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

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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

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