Court Clerk Dorothy Brown To Run For Mayor, Amid Longtime Federal ProbeDespite having been under federal investigation for years, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown will run for mayor in 2019, joining an already crowded field challenging Rahm Emanuel in his bid for a third term.
Another Former Dorothy Brown Employee Indicted By Feds For LyingThe U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday announced a federal indictment against Beena Patel, 55, of Chicago.
Feds Seek Records From Company Co-Owned By Clerk Dorothy BrownProsecutors have ordered the disclosure of financial records tied to a company co-owned by Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown.
University Park Trustees Call For Resignation Of MayorMembers of the University Park Board of Trustees say a federal investigation has been launched into the finances of the town of about 7,000.
Feds Search Caterpillar HQ In Peoria, 2 Other Company SitesFederal law enforcement officials on Thursday executed search warrants at three Caterpillar locations, including the corporate headquarters in Peoria.
Feds: Dorothy Brown Requested $10,000 Loan From An EmployeeThe Cook County Circuit Court Clerk has not been charged with any crime and denies any wrongdoing.
Alderman Acknowledges Federal Probe, Claims He Is CooperatingA spokesman for Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) said the alderman is cooperating with a federal probe into how he ended up with a check for nearly $5,000 from a woman accused of improperly spending a state grant.
Retired Black Cops Want Federal Probe Of CPD PracticesA group of retired black Chicago police officers has joined the call for a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s practices, saying the Laquan McDonald case illustrates a problem with racism on the police force.
Feds: Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesThe indictment alleges she steered no-bid contracts to SUPES for kickbacks and bribes. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment.
LAZ Parking Executive On Leave Amid Federal Bribery ProbeFederal 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.
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.
13 From Illinois Charged In Federal Health Care Fraud SweepA nationwide health care fraud sweep that led to charges against hundreds of doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners includes four cases being prosecuted in Chicago.