An aide who booked travel and submitted expense vouchers for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper spending by the onetime rising Republican star.
Timothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who’s involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He’s prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.
The co-chairman of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued anti-violence program said Thursday members of the commission will vote next week whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off their probe for 90 days.
Some members of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus want to give the city’s Inspector General increased powers; perhaps more authority than Mayor Rahm Emanuel would want him to have.
A group of Chicago anti-war activists has refused to testify before a grand jury, calling the federal subpoenas a “fishing expedition.”