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Former City Of Chicago Comptroller Pleads Guilty In Kickback Case

Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery for using his former Ohio government position to secure “lucrative state business” for a friend.

12/23/2013

Dirksen Federal Building

Midlothian Cop Used Excessive Force Twice, Federal Prosecutors Allege

Steven G. Zamiar, 46, has been indicted for allegedly beating two different people in separate incidents.

12/04/2013

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Blew Whistle On Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle some serious criminal and civil charges with the federal government. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

11/04/2013

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Feds: Father Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against His Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana was trying to help his teenage son beat a murder rap, the feds say.

10/17/2013

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Judge Sentences Dolton Cop To 6 years For Nightclub Attack

Kevin Fletcher, 36, whacked two men in the head with his baton as they left Mr. Ricky’s nightclub in the south suburb back in the early hours of May 16, 2009.

09/20/2013

Sewah Kim, 7 months, was born in South Korea. (courtesy Duquet family)

Evanston Couple Fights To Keep South Korean Baby Girl

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was in court for the latest chapter in what’s become an international and emotional drama.

01/14/2013

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Judge Won’t Reverse Shakedown Conviction Of Powerbroker Cellini

A federal judge Thursday denied one-time political power broker William Cellini’s latest bid for a new trial.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012

Jail/Prison

Men Face Federal Charges In String Of Robberies

Two men are now facing federal charges in the armed robberies of multiple stores and employees in Chicago and Aurora.

12/05/2011

Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Better Use Of City’s Grant Money Could Save Taxpayers $20M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Thomson Prison

Kirk Wants Guarantee Of No Terrorists At Prison

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he is not opposed to the sale of Thomson Prison to the federal government, but says there must be one provision.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

Home for sale, file. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Critics: Home Buying Program Is Slow Going

Several new homeowners in Lake County are praising a federal program that helped them become first time buyers, although critics say the program is slow going.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011

Photo Of Michael Sarno. (AP Photo)

Jury Gets Mob Case

Jurors began deliberating in the six-week trial of Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno and four co-defendants.

12/20/2010

Flooding

Deadline Extended For Disaster Relief

The deadline for Illinois residents to apply for federal disaster assistance from summer flooding has been extended to Nov. 17 due to the large number of applicants.

10/25/2010