A 1909 Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card sold at auction by Mastro Auctions in 2008 for $1.62 million to an Arkansas man. Federal prosecutors say Mastro failed to disclose the edges had been trimmed, significantly reducing its value. (Credit:

Suburban Auction House Accused Of Defrauding Bidders

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.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012


Federal Sting Nets 7 In Grant Bribery Scheme

A campaign worker for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon is among the seven people arrested on federal bribery charges.


Terror Plot Suspects

Defense Attorneys Release Indictment Against NATO 3, Call Charges ‘Politicized’

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.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

The Ashford House restaurant in Tinley Park. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Men Indicted In Attack On Alleged White Supremacists In Tinley Park

Five Indiana men have been indicted for a mob attack that targeted an alleged white supremacist group at a Tinley Park restaurant last month.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Enough Evidence To Punish State Rep. Derrick Smith, Panel Finds

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 arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers To Go On Trial Before End Of The Year

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.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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)

Attorney: Smith Won’t Resign, Despite Bribery Indictment

An attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith said he won’t step down, despite calls for his resignation from many top Illinois Democrats.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Holds Legal Fundraiser

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.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. Smith

An Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers: Feds Charged Me Because I Wouldn’t Wear A Wire

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.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Andre Curry

Man Who Posted Picture Of Daughter Bound With Duct Tape Faces Felony Charges

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.


(Clockwise from top left) John Granat Jr., 17;  Christopher Wyma, 17; Mohammad Salahat, 17; and Ehab Qasem, 19, are charged with the murder of Granat's parents on Sept. 11, 2011, in their Palos Township home. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

4 Teens Charged With Killing Palos Couple Ask For New Judge

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.


Lydia Price (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Animal-Hoarding Mom Hit With New Abuse And Neglect Charges

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.


Crestwood Water Tower

Crestwood Officials Charged With Lying About Water Well

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.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Scales Of Justice

North Chicago School Officials Indicted

A former North Chicago school board member and the district’s former transportation director are under federal indictment today.


Ronald Stolberg

Vernon Hills Man Indicted In Wife’s Murder

A Vernon Hills man has been indicted by a grand jury, on charges that he killed his wife during a domestic dispute.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Lenny Dykstra

Ex-All-Star Dykstra Indicted In Bankruptcy Fraud Case

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.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2011


Judge Won’t Toss Charges Against Kane County Coroner

A judge has refused to throw out misconduct charges against Kane County Coroner Chuck West.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Shooting Generic

Gang Members Indicted For Shooting At Man In Front Of School Bus

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.


Anthony Kemp

Man Indicted In 1983 Murder Of CTA Bus Driver

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.