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Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

New Child Pornography Charges For Ex-Rep. Farnham

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment on Thursday and the Keith Farnham was charged with one count each of possessing child pornography involving a minor under age 12, one count of receiving child pornography and two counts of transporting child pornography.

05/23/2014

Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Oak Lawn Woman Indicted For Brutal Murder Of Granddaughter

No family members were in attendance Monday when Alfreda Giedrojc, the 62-year-old Oak Lawn woman charged with the murder of her granddaughter, made a brief appearance at the Bridgeview courthouse to be officially indicted for the crime.

10/29/2013

FBI

Feds Indict Former City Comptroller For Ohio Money Laundering Plot

A former Chicago city comptroller and former Ohio state deputy treasurer accused in a bribery and money laundering scheme will plead not guilty, his attorney said Friday.

08/16/2013

David Twine (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Matteson Man Indicted For Murder Of Beverly Resident

Kyle Arrington, 34, and the father of an 8-year-old daughter, died June 20, more than a month after his body was riddled with six bullets, allegedly fired by David Twine during a dispute with his friend.

06/28/2013

Donald Walsh (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Suspended Frankfort Cop Facing New Burglary Charge

Donald Walsh was initially charged with domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery in July after Mokena police arrested him for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend at her home. This week, a Will County grand jury indicted Walsh on a residential burglary charge, for which he was arraigned on Friday.

05/03/2013

Jim McPherson (Credit: North Chicago Police)

North Chicago Man Indicted For Murder Of Chicago Teen

Jim McPherson, 21, was indicted on first-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting Janay McFarlane, 18, the night of Feb. 15. The teenager’s younger sister was in Chicago the same day her sister was shot, listening to President Obama’s anti-violence speech.

03/28/2013

Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robber Indicted For Escape From Federal Jail

Conley was charged with escaping from the MCC on Dec. 18, 2012 with his cellmate Joseph Jose Banks by scaling 17 floors down the side of the jail on a rope made of bedsheets and other material, according to the FBI.

01/17/2013

Richard Vanecko (left), a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman (right).

Daley Nephew Indicted In 2004 Death Of David Koschman

A nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

Indicted State Rep. Ford Asks House To Let Him Stay

La Shawn Ford is urging his colleagues to reserve judgment and allow him to continue to serve.

11/30/2012

Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

State Rep. La Shawn Ford Indicted For Bank Fraud

State Rep. La Shawn Ford has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges, accused of falsifying bank loans to get an additional $500,000 in credit for his real estate business, and then using the funds for personal and campaign expenses.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2012

Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

10th Chicago Cop Charged In Federal Probe Of Tow Truck Scams

A 10th Chicago police officer has been indicted in the FBI’s ongoing investigation of a scheme in which tow truck operators were paying bribes to cops who steered them work.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

After Reclaiming Seat, Smith Pledges To Work With Lawmakers Who Booted Him

Fresh off regaining his seat in the Illinois House on Tuesday, Derrick Smith starred in a wild episode of Chicago-style politics Thursday morning, claiming himself to be “a new man,” and slamming Democratic Party leaders who tried to stop his bid to get back to Springfield.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2012

Michael Axtell (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Antioch Area Man Indicted For Woman’s Murder

An Antioch area man accused of murdering his long-time partner has been indicted by a Lake County grand jury on first-degree murder charges.

11/02/2012

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Teen Indicted For DUI, Reckless Homicide In Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old

The young woman accused of running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day has been indicted for reckless homicide and driving under the influence.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White: ‘Going To Do All We Can’ To Defeat Smith’s Bid To Regain Seat

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have supported indicted former State Rep. Derrick Smith, and there would be no controversy about the fate of Smith’s former House seat.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Third Party Formed In Effort To Replace Rep. Derrick Smith

Some of the same Democratic Party leaders who supported Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) are now forming a third party looking for someone to run against him.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Indicted State Rep. Won’t Testify Before Investigative Panel

State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) told a special legislative panel Thursday that he is innocent of the federal bribery charges he is facing, but he refused to testify under oath.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. Marshals To Sell Off Indicted Dixon Comptroller’s Horses

Federal marshals are now caring for more than 300 champion horses owned by the indicted former longtime comptroller and treasurer for the town of Dixon, Ill.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Secretary Of State: Rep. Smith Not Stepping Down Because He Needs Money

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is renewing his call for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) to step down, and says the lawmaker would have done so if not for the paycheck.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Joins Calls For Indicted Chicago Lawmaker To Step Down

Despite winning the Democratic primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith should not remain on the ballot, Emanuel said Friday.

03/23/2012

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