Political Corruption

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

New U.S. Attorney: Mayor’s Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions Unfair

Giving his first interview since he was finally confirmed by the Senate last month, Zach Fardon showed a willingness to stand up to the politicians who’ve put huge public pressure on him to do more to tackle the street violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides.


Stuart Levine, flanked by his attorneys, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse (CBS File Photo)

New Play Tells Sordid Tale Of Convicted Politial Insider Stuart Levine

The rise and fall of one of a key Illinois political insider and power broker now behind bars on corruption charges is the basis for a new theater production in Chicago this fall.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

Professor Dick Simpson is proposing an inspector general to keep tabs on corruption in the suburbs. (Credit: Thomas Gradel)

Political Analyst Calls For Measures Against Corruption In Chicago Suburbs

Political corruption does not stop at Chicago city limits. A political analyst and former alderman is calling attention to corruption in the suburbs.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: The Shame Of Illinois Is Our Shame

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says we all bear some responsibility for the black eye Illinois is getting this week, with the surrender of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich at a federal prison.