Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.
A high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer’s purported drug-dealer client.
“I issued the first indictment of the red light camera operator, because I fired them. I inherited them, and I fired them. That was the first indictment, and I convicted them, because they no longer have the contract,” Emanuel said Thursday.
A top executive has been charged with fleecing millions of dollars from customers at a firm created by Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.
Federal agents on March 13 executed a federal search warrant at Farnham’s office and residence in Elgin, and several computers and electronic storage devices were recovered. They contained child pornography images, authorities said.
The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say.
Keith Soderquist, 44, and his wife, Deoborah, 55, have been accused of taking money from his campaign fund and the city’s food pantry account, to use on gambling expenses at casinos in Indiana and Michigan.
Some criminals aren’t too smart. A Chicago-area man is under federal indictment after he allegedly imported synthetic marijuana — then reported it stolen to police.
A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has indicated during a federal court hearing in Chicago that he intends to plead guilty in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy that also allegedly involved his boss.
A man dubbed the “Elmer Fudd Bandit” — believed to have robbed four Chicago area banks and attempted a fifth in 2012 — was charged by a federal grand jury indictment on Thursday.
A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.
Charges of sexual assault and child pornography have been filed against a Chicago man who allegedly abducted a 3-year-old north suburban girl in September, then returned her a short time later.
A Gary woman accused earlier this year of selling one baby to a local man for sex also sold him another child between 3 to 5 years old, according to a new indictment.
As he made his first court appearance on federal bank fraud charges, state Rep. La Shawn Ford got the rock star treatment from dozens of West Side residents who came out to show their support for the embattled lawmaker.
La Shawn Ford is urging his colleagues to reserve judgment and allow him to continue to serve.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.
The head of a now defunct sports auction house has been indicted, along with two other executives, for scamming customers into buying high-priced items that weren’t authentic, or otherwise less valuable than advertised.
A campaign worker for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon is among the seven people arrested on federal bribery charges.
Defense attorneys have released an indictment handed up by a Cook County grand jury, against three out-of-town men behind held on terrorism-related charges for their alleged activities before the NATO summit.
Five Indiana men have been indicted for a mob attack that targeted an alleged white supremacist group at a Tinley Park restaurant last month.