A special Illinois House investigative committee has issued a report finding lawmakers have enough evidence to punish state Rep. Derrick Smith, amid allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will go on trial before the end of the year on federal tax invasion charges, alleging he failed to declare more than $200,000 in campaign funds as earnings.
An attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith said he won’t step down, despite calls for his resignation from many top Illinois Democrats.
One of the latest Chicago politicians in legal hot water hosted a fundraiser Monday night to raise money for his criminal defense. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
An Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on allegations he failed to pay income taxes on tens of thousands of dollars of campaign cash that he used for personal reasons, but he claimed the feds targeted him because he refused to wear a wire targeting fellow Commissioner John Daley.
A Chicago man made national headlines when he posted a picture on Facebook of his 22-month-old daughter bound with duct tape. Now, a grand jury has indicted the man on felony charges.
Attorneys for the young man accused of killing his Polish-born parents want a new judge to handle his case, as do the three friends accused of helping him commit the crime.
A west suburban woman was indicted Friday on 19 counts, including neglect, after her mentally disabled 14-year-old son died Sept. 8 in a filthy, insect-infested home filled with more than 100 cats and other animals.
Two officials in south suburban Crestwood have been indicted by federal prosecutors, on charges that they lied for more than 20 years about using well water to supplement the supply the town receives from Lake Michigan.
A former North Chicago school board member and the district’s former transportation director are under federal indictment today.
A Vernon Hills man has been indicted by a grand jury, on charges that he killed his wife during a domestic dispute.
Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been indicted by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in a bankruptcy fraud case.
A judge has refused to throw out misconduct charges against Kane County Coroner Chuck West.
Two northwest suburban gang members were indicted Thursday on charges alleging they beat and shot at a man in plain view of students getting off a school bus last month.
A convicted felon was indicted Wednesday in the 1983 murder of a CTA bus driver, a month after he was arrested when new DNA evidence linked him to the crime.