Mayor Applauds Creation Of Federal Violent Crimes Unit For ChicagoU.S. Atty. Zach Fardon's office created the new violent crimes section, which has been staffed with 16 federal prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Atty. Ron DeWald.
New U.S. Attorney Signals He'll Help Chicago Combat ViolenceZach Fardon, a former assistant federal prosecutor, was sworn in Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
New U.S. Attorney: Mayor's Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions UnfairGiving 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.
Senate Confirms Fardon As Chicago Area's U.S. AttorneyThe U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Senate Panel OKs Fardon Nomination For U.S. AttorneyZachary Fardon's nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday's approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote.
Emanuel Not Taking Sides In Kirk And Rush Dispute Over GangsCongressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To 'Crush' Street GangsU.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they'd like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.
Fardon Nominated To Succeed Fitzgerald As U.S. AttorneyZachary Fardon was on the team of federal prosecutors who secured convictions against former Illinois Republican Gov. George Ryan in 2006. In that case and in others, Fardon gained a reputation as an adept, quick-witted cross-examiner.
Another Doctor Linked To Sacred Heart Hospital ArrestedA spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago, Randall Samborn, confirmed on Thursday that authorities had arrested Kenneth Nave in Miami Wednesday. Sacred Heart's owner, another hospital executive and four doctors were arrested Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme.
Walter's Perspective: Please Pass Along A Message, Mrs. ObamaCBS 2's Walter Jacobson hopes the first lady will convey an urgent message to her husband when she returns from Chicago.
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.
Durbin, Kirk Select 4 Former Federal Prosecutors As Finalists To Replace FitzgeraldU.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have sent the White House a list of four finalists to replace former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down in June, after nearly 11 years as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor.