Robert Blagojevich 'Was Angry' At Rod During Trial, But Blames Feds For 'Very Stressful' OrdealRobert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.
Senate Confirms Fardon As Chicago Area's U.S. AttorneyThe U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Senate Panel OKs Fardon Nomination For U.S. AttorneyZachary Fardon's nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday's approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote.
Quinn Taps Fitzgerald, Former CTA Chair For Transit Reform PanelGov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area's public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.
Fardon Nominated To Succeed Fitzgerald As U.S. AttorneyZachary Fardon was on the team of federal prosecutors who secured convictions against former Illinois Republican Gov. George Ryan in 2006. In that case and in others, Fardon gained a reputation as an adept, quick-witted cross-examiner.
All-Star Lawyers To Re-Try 2,400-Year-Old Socrates CaseA pair of former federal prosecutors will be re-trying a 2,400-year-old case, and they won’t just be trying to convict one of the world’s most beloved philosophers, but they’ll be going up against two prominent Chicago attorneys.
Durbin, Kirk Select 4 Former Federal Prosecutors As Finalists To Replace FitzgeraldU.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have sent the White House a list of four finalists to replace former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down in June, after nearly 11 years as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor.
Chicago's Top FBI Official RetiringRobert Grant, special agent-in-charge, will step down Sept. 3. He’s taking a job with the Walt Disney Corporation.
Last Day In Office For U.S. Attorney FitzgeraldU.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has reached last day in office, and he is going out in much the same way he has served.
Veteran Prosecutor Gary Shapiro To Take Over As Acting U.S. AttorneyVeteran federal prosecutor Gary S. Shaprio will take over as acting U.S. Attorney when Patrick Fitzgerald steps down at the end of the month.
Robert Blagojevich: Fitzgerald Resigning ‘A Good Day For Civil Liberties’Robert Blagojevich, who was caught up in the federal investigation that saw his brother Rod Blagojevich sent to prison for 14 years, said U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s decision to resign was a good day for justice, claiming Fitzgerald overreached and was unfairly allowed to gather unchecked power.
Fitzgerald: Serving As U.S. Attorney Felt Like 'A Dream, A Treasure, Or A Gift'U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who is stepping down from his post after nearly 11 years next month, said Thursday that he felt “blessed” to have served as the top prosecutor in northern Illinois.