Former Alderman

Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to reporters outside his home in Washington, D.C., after he was released from a halfway house to begin three months of home confinement. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Halfway House To Begin Home Confinement

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, after spending 17 months in federal prison, and another three months in a Baltimore halfway house.

06/22/2015

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gives a thumbs up after leaving federal prison on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Former Congressman Jackson Arrives At Halfway House

Jackson left the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base through a back gate, avoiding the media. He arrived hours later in Baltimore.

03/26/2015

Former Ald. Bernard Stone (50th)

Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dead At 87

Former alderman Bernard Stone has died at the age of 87. Stone represented the 50th Ward in the West Rogers Park neighborhood for nearly 40 years, serving from 1973 to 2011.

12/22/2014

Former Alderman Sharon Dixon. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Gun Charges Dropped Against Former Ald. Sharon Dixon

Last year, a Cook County judge ruled that Dixon was unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun in the spring of 2013.

05/28/2014

Eddie Winters (Twitter)

Candidate For Illinois House Sues Former Alderman For Slander

Eddie Winters, a candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives 10th District seat, filed the suit against former Alderman Ed Smith (28th), claiming Smith referred to him as a “wife-beater” who “failed to pay child support and leaves his kids starving.”

01/14/2014

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Judge: Ex-Alderman Medrano Pulled Off ‘Corruption Trifecta’

U.S. District Judge John Tharp gave the disgraced politician the additional 30 months in prison for paying a bribe to seal a dirty deal to win medical contracts from Los Angeles County.

01/14/2014

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Former Alderman Pleads Guilty In Third Corruption Case

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, and prosecutors want to send him to prison for about 20 years.

09/24/2013

UP West Metra Train

Mayor Nominates Former Alderman Martin Oberman For Metra Board

Oberman fought machine politics in his days at City Hall, and frequently clashed with former Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Jane Byrne. He was also an ally of former Mayor Harold Washington before Oberman resigned in 1987.

09/09/2013

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Jury Selection Begins For Former Alderman Medrano’s Bribery Trial

A former Chicago alderman who was convicted in one of the city’s most famous corruption cases was back in court on Monday to stand trial on federal bribery charges.

06/03/2013

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Former Ald. Medrano Freed On $175,000 Bond In Bribery Case

Bond was set at $175,000 on Tuesday for a former Chicago alderman who is facing bribery charges for the second time.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (left) and former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno (right) have been charged in a federal corruption probe. In all, they are accused in three different bribery schemes, including one in which they both allegedly worked together to get kickbacks. (Credit: CBS)

Former Ald. Medrano, Ex-Commissioner Moreno Charged In Corruption Probe

Just two days before he officially steps down as the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald’s office has nailed two more local elected officials in a public corruption probe.

06/28/2012