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Michael Holton says an Evergreen Park cop tried an unusual shakedown on him after pulling him over for traffic violations. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Man Alleges Unusual Shakedown Attempt By Evergreen Park Cop

Michael Holton claimed, after he was told he’d need $800 to get his car out of the impound after he was ticketed for driving on a suspended license, he could get his car back right away by helping police find a gun on the streets.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Bell and canine officer "Conan" search inmate beds during a shakedown at the Lake County Jail on May 24, 2012. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Surprise Shakedown At Lake County Jail Finds No Contraband

Inmates at the Lake County Jail were having coffee Thursday morning when officers with dogs stormed in.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Denies Cellini’s Bid For A New Trial

A federal judge denied a retrial Tuesday for longtime Illinois powerbroker William Cellini, rejecting arguments that he didn’t get a fair trial because a juror lied about her criminal past during jury selection.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012