You Paid For It: Taxpayers On The Hook For Ex-City Worker's Legal FeesSince Helm worked for the city, a state law protects him. Because the allegation falls within the scope of his employment, it is up to the city to "appear and defend against the claim or action."
Former Chicago Deputy Aviation Commissioner William Helm Charged With Bribing Former State Sen. Martin SandovalWilliam Helm, the former deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation and a Chicago political insider, was facing federal charges Thursday claiming that he bribed former state Sen. Martin Sandoval.
Illinois House Votes To Ban Red Light Cameras In Many Smaller Towns And CitiesThe House voted 84-4 on Wednesday in favor of a proposal to ban the cameras in non-home rule municipalities in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will counties – the eight counties where the cameras currently are allowed.
Cook County Official Patrick Doherty Indicted On Bribery Charges In Red Light Camera ProbeDoherty, 64, who serves as chief of staff to Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, is charged with two counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to defraud. Tobolski is not named in the indictment and has not been charged with a crime.
Federal Prosecutors To Seek Early 2021 Trial For Ald. Edward Burke's Corruption CaseProsecutors revealed they have turned over a vast amount of evidence so far, but are waiting until six months before trial before turning over some materials to the defense.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Charged With Bribery, Filing False Tax Return In Red Light Camera ProbeFour months after federal agents raided his home and offices, former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has been charged with bribery and filing a false tax return in connection with his support for the red light camera industry.
Former Dorothy Brown Employee Beena Patel Gets 2 Years For Lies That 'Threw A Wrench In The Wheels' Of Corruption ProbeIn April, a jury convicted Patel of three counts of perjury. Federal prosecutors had accused her of lying to a grand jury about a pay-to-play scheme in Brown’s office.
Court Documents: Associate Clerk's Perjury Affected Prosecutors' 'Ability To File Charges Against Dorothy Brown'Lies to a grand jury by a former associate clerk affected prosecutors' "ability to file charges" against Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown, according to court filings released Wednesday.
Speaker Madigan Tells Cook County Democrats Not To Give Former Rep. Luis Arroyo A Say In Picking His SuccessorArroyo has been charged with bribing a state senator in exchange for the senator’s support of sweepstakes-related legislation that would benefit one of Arroyo’s lobbying clients.
Cook County Democratic Party Leaders Urge Ald. Ed Burke, Former Rep. Luis Arroyo To Resign From Party SeatsThe Cook County Democratic Party executive committee voted unanimously to send letters to Arroyo and Burke, asking them to step down because they have been charged with federal crimes.
Rep. Luis Arroyo, Charged With Bribery, Resigns From Illinois HouseArroyo’s resignation comes just hours before a special House investigative committee hearing had been scheduled to begin the process of possibly removing him from office.
Speaker Madigan Takes First Step Toward Removing Rep. Luis Arroyo From Office, Following Bribery ChargeFederal prosecutors said Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago), was caught on tape paying a $2,500 bribe to a state senator who was wearing a wire for the feds.
State Rep. Luis Arroyo Arrested On Bribery Charge, Caught On Tape Telling State Senator 'This Is The Jackpot'State Rep. Luis Arroyo was arrested Monday on federal bribery charges.
Alderman Burke Pleads Not Guilty Federal Corruption ChargesAld. Edward Burke (14th) pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a new round of federal corruption charges, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for his resignation.