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Brian James Moudry, 36, has pleaded guilty to setting fire to the home of black residents. (STMW)

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Torching Home Of Black Neighbors

Brian James Moudry, 36, of the 300 block of South Reed Street in Joliet, pleaded guilty to using fire to interfere with the housing rights on the basis of race, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr. Avoiding Spotlight By Staying In Minnesota

A day after Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left his second stint at the Mayo Clinic, a source close to the Jackson family said the congressman was still in Rochester, Minn., in an effort to avoid the spotlight.

CBS 2–11/14/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

BGA President: Jackson’s District May Not Have Congressman For Several More Months

Constituents in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district have gone without representation on Capitol Hill for more than five months, and the head of the Better Government Association said Wednesday that they might have go go without a congressman for several more months, thanks to Jackson’s ongoing health and legal problems.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Family Not Talking About Jesse Jr.’s Tentative Plea Deal

There has been no official response from the Jackson family to the exclusive CBS 2 report that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been negotiating a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would lead to his resignation for health reasons and likely jail time. Reactions among his constituents on Saturday were mixed.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.

The embattled South Side congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. would resign for health reasons, admit to misspending campaign funds and likely spend some time behind bars, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has learned.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Key Democrat: If Jackson Jr. Seeking Plea Deal, He Deceived Party Leaders

A key South Side Democrat is expressing anger in the wake of a published report that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. might be seeking a plea deal with federal prosecutors probing his use of campaign funds.


Dr. Jack Schaap was removed as pastor at First Baptist Church in Hammond for an "improper relationship with a young woman," according to a church spokesman. (Credit:

Former Megachurch Pastor To Plead Guilty In Underage Sex Case

The fired pastor of a megachurch in Hammond, Ind., has signed a plea deal in federal court, admitting he took a 17-year-old girl across state lines for sex.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Darryel Gardner

Suspect In Cabbie’s Murder Backs Out Of Plea Deal

A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Sami Samir Hassoun

Prosecutors Working On Plea Deal For Wrigleyville Bomb Suspect

A plea deal was in the works on Tuesday for a man accused of trying to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field on the night of a Dave Matthews Band concert last year.


Arthur Gerald Jones

Plea Deal May Be Coming For ‘Dead’ Chicago Area Man Turned Vegas Bookie

A former Highland Park man found in Las Vegas decades after he was declared dead may not have to go on trial.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Mark Weinberger

Judge Rejects Plea Deal For Indiana Nose Doctor

A federal judge rejected a plea agreement this morning for an infamous former Northwest Indiana nose doctor, and the doctor will likely now go to trial.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011