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The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Death Of Teen Shot By CPD Officer 16 Times Focus Of Federal Investigation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday that they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was shot by a Chicago police officer 16 times.


Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Polls Open For Chicago’s First Mayoral Runoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing off against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, while 18 seats on the City Council are at stake, including in the 2nd Ward, where two candidates are vying to replace Ald. Bob Fioretti, who gave up his seat on the City Council to run for mayor, but came in 4th place in February.


Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Feds To Investigate Death Of Man Beaten By North Chicago Cops

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.


A tow truck in action. (CBS)

Feds: Drivers Faked Bankruptcy To Avoid Auto Impound Fees

In a city well-practiced in the way of scams, this is a new one.


Cook County government seal (CBS)

County Sued For Not Allowing Army Reservist To Make Pension Contributions

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Cook County and its employee pension fund claiming they violated federal law by failing to allow a U.S. Army Reserve member to contribute to her pension while serving in the armed forces.


Sacred Heart Hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd. in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Arrest Six In Kickback Scheme At Sacred Heart Hospital

Federal authorities have arrested the owner of Sacred Heart Hospital on the West Side, as well as another top executive and four doctors, for an alleged kickback scheme.



Prosecutors: Hillside Man, 18, Plotted To Blow Up Downtown Bar

An alleged plot to bomb a downtown Chicago bar apparently has been foiled, and a young man has been arrested, in a FBI undercover operation.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012


Home Health Care Service Operators Accused In Kickback Scheme

Operators of a home health care service have been indicted, along with a nurse and two marketers, for kickbacks related to $5 million in Medicare billing.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

Reid Schar, the federal prosecutor who led the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is leaving the U.S. Attorney's office to join Jenner & Block, a prominent Chicago law firm. (Credit: CBS)

Lead Blagojevich Prosecutor Joining Chicago Law Firm

The federal prosecutor who led the team that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office to join a prominent Chicago law firm.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012


Cops Charged With Stealing What They Thought Was Drug Money

Federal authorities have arrested a Chicago Police sergeant and patrol officer and charged them with stealing $5,200 in what they thought was illicit drug money.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

Police-Federal Cooperation

Federal Agents To Assist Police In Fighting Crime On South, West Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced partnerships with federal law enforcement to reduce violent crime in police districts on the South and West sides.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Money (CBS)

Prosecutors: Accountant Bilked Clients Out Of $2 Million

A certified public accountant from Vernon Hills stands charged with bilking his clients and a bank out of more than $2 million.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Court Case Graphic

Appeals Court Upholds Misconduct Finding Against Federal Prosecutor

A federal appeals court has now upheld what a federal judge in Chicago concluded almost two years ago: that a lawyer in U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office committed prosecutorial misconduct.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2011

Man Admits To Trying To Send Missile Parts To Iran

A 38-year-old Iranian man has pleaded guilty in Chicago to federal felony charges, accused of trying to illegally send missile components to Iran.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011