New Play Tells Sordid Tale Of Convicted Politial Insider Stuart LevineThe rise and fall of one of a key Illinois political insider and power broker now behind bars on corruption charges is the basis for a new theater production in Chicago this fall.
Ex-Power Broker Cellini Gives Up Bid To Remain FreeWilliam Cellini's one-page filing cites "the stress" the case has put on his family and the 78-year-old's poor health.
Power Broker Bill Cellini Sentenced To 1 Year, 1 Day In Blago-Era Corruption CaseWilliam Cellini, a Springfield businessman, was targeted by the feds for extortion conspiracy in a case dating to the Blagojevich administration.
Blagojevich Insider Stuart Levine Sentenced To 51/2 Years In PrisonA political insider who became one of the government's key witnesses in the corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration was sentenced Thursday to 5 1/2 years in prison.
Cellini Sentencing Hearing Delayed AgainA federal judge agreed to delay the sentencing of a onetime Springfield powerbroker with ties to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a second time Wednesday because of health issues.
More Health Problems For Convicted Powerbroker William CelliniMore health problems have been reported for convicted powerbroker William Cellini, as he awaits sentencing for extortion.
Convicted Powerbroker William Cellini Suffers Heart AttackWilliam Cellini, the long-time Illinois powerbroker convicted of conspiring to shake down a Hollywood producer, has suffered a heart attack.
Judge Won't Reverse Shakedown Conviction Of Powerbroker CelliniA federal judge Thursday denied one-time political power broker William Cellini’s latest bid for a new trial.
Judge Denies Cellini's Bid For A New TrialA 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.
Embroiled Cellini Trial Juror Storms Out Of Court, Yells, 'Leave Me Alone!'During as post-trial hearing Friday, a juror in the trial of convicted powerbroker William Cellini stormed out of court, yelling, “Leave me alone!”
Judge Wants To Question Cellini Juror About Convictions; Won't Seek Reporters' NotesA federal judge wants to talk to a juror who failed to disclose her felony convictions before she was seated on the jury that convicted power broker William Cellini, but he won’t force reporters to turn over notes of their interviews with that juror.
Judge Orders Tribune To Turn Over Notes On Cellini JurorA federal judge has ordered the Chicago Tribune to turn over notes and recordings in a fight over a juror who didn't disclose her criminal record in the trial of convicted Illinois powerbroker William Cellini.