Rep. Ford Spared Jail, Gets Probation And Fine For Tax ChargeA federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
Rep. Ford To Be Sentenced In Tax CaseThree days after being re-elected, Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford will learn if he'll have to spend time behind bars for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
Lawmaker Wants To Allow Voting Booth SelfiesSeizing on the popularity of people showing off their "I Voted" sticker on social media after casting a ballot, a state lawmaker from the West Side has begun a push to allow voters to take "selfies" at polling places.
Feds Drop Bank Fraud Charges, State Rep. Ford Pleads Guilty To Tax ChargeIn a rare and surprising move, federal prosecutors have dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges against state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), and allowed him to plead guilty instead to a single misdemeanor tax charge.
State Representative Elected To Local School CouncilAn Illinois state representative who once proposed merit pay for local school council members was among the 6,000 people recently elected to LSCs in Chicago.
Rep. La Shawn Ford Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud ChargesAs he made his first court appearance on federal bank fraud charges, state Rep. La Shawn Ford got the rock star treatment from dozens of West Side residents who came out to show their support for the embattled lawmaker.
Indicted State Rep. Ford Asks House To Let Him StayLa Shawn Ford is urging his colleagues to reserve judgment and allow him to continue to serve.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford Indicted For Bank FraudState Rep. La Shawn Ford has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges, accused of falsifying bank loans to get an additional $500,000 in credit for his real estate business, and then using the funds for personal and campaign expenses.
Advocates Bemoan Loss Of State's 'Transitional Assistance' ProgramIllinois’ “Transitional Assistance” program has helped homeless, disabled and unemployed state residents for years, but now it's gone away, a victim of the state's budget shortfall.