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.


John Daley, William Beavers

County Board To Hold First Meeting Since Beavers’ Indictment

The Cook County Board on Thursday is holding its first meeting since Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th) was indicted by federal authorities on tax fraud charges.

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Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears, Cowboys Receiver Hurd Indicted

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was indicted Wednesday on federal drug conspiracy and possession charges after he and another man were accused of trying to establish a drug-dealing network.


Wayne L. Field III is charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into the home of Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams and stealing Williams' clothes and World Series ring. (Courtesy Chicago Police Department)

Sox GM’s Unwanted Visitor Indicted On Burglary Charge

A homeless man who allegedly broke into the home of White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, then drank beer, ate pizza and defrosted a lobster, was formally charged with burglary on Monday.


Paul Clavijo (left) and Juan Vasquez (right) are charged with sexually assaulting a woman when they were supposed to be on duty on March 10, 2011. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Chicago Cops Indicted In Sexual Assault

Two Chicago Police officers accused of sexually assaulting women on the North Side earlier this year while on duty were indicted on Wednesday.


Brooks Kellogg

Murder-For-Hire Suspect Indicted

A businessman was indicted following his arrest in Denver last month in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.