Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Not Guilty To Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors have alleged former Ald. Edward Vrdolyak schemed with two attorneys to get a cut of legal fees from the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s, despite not being authorized to work on the case and doing no work on the lawsuit.
Portage Mayor, Lake County Sheriff Indicted For CorruptionPortage Mayor James Snyder and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich have been indicted on public corruption charges in connection to towing companies in northwest Indiana.
Attorneys For Aaron Schock Ask Judge To Postpone ArraignmentIn a request made Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock's lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Indicted For Tax EvasionFormer Alderman Ed Vrdolyak has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, tied to legal fees he and another attorney collected for their work on a lawsuit against several tobacco companies.
Grand Jury Indicts Aaron Schock On Wire Fraud, Theft CountsThe Illinois congressman who resigned amid scrutiny of lavish spending -- including remodeling his Capitol Hill office in the style of the television series "Downton Abbey" -- expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury, his defense team said Thursday.
Chicago Police Officer Indicted By Feds In 2013 Shooting Of Two TeensThe indictment doesn’t identify the alleged victims but accuses the officer of violating their civil rights on Dec. 22, 2013.
Teen's Aunt Charged With Supplying Gun That Killed Endia MartinThe aunt of a teenage girl accused of fatally shooting 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 has been indicted on federal weapons charges, for allegedly providing her niece with the revolver used in the slaying.
Sandra Bland's Family: "Where Is The True Indictment?"Sandra Bland’s family said the perjury charge filed against the Texas state trooper who arrested her last year amounted to no more than “a slap on the wrist,” and they believe Brian Encinia should also face assault charges for pointing a Taser at her and threatening to “light her up.”
6 Indicted In Kidnapping, Torture Of 2 College Students From IllinoisSix people accused of abducting and torturing two University of Rochester students from suburban Chicago until a SWAT team stormed in have been charged in a 32-count indictment that adds charges of sexual assault and weapons counts.
Cop Charged With Murder Of Laquan McDonald Plans To Seek Change Of VenueThe lawyer for the Chicago police officer charged with the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald said he plans to ask for a change of venue before trial, claiming Mayor Rahm Emanuel's criticism of his client has tainted the potential jury pool.
Ex-Speaker Hastert Plans To Plead Guilty In Hush Money CaseAttorneys for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have told a federal judge he intends to plead guilty in a case alleging he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to cover up misconduct from before his time in politics.
Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.