Developer Caught In Burke Shakedown ScandalCui already had gotten a promise of two million dollars in city TIF subsidies. Money that Burke voted to approve the year before. And money that would disappear if Cui couldn't close the deal.
South Side Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud ChargeSouth Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.
Former CPD Sergeant Eddie Hicks Found Guilty, Spent 14 Years On The LamA former Chicago police sergeant accused of leading a crew that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs, and weapons in the 1990s was found guilty on all charges on Monday.
After Turning Down Earlier Deal, Ald. Willie Cochran Scheduled To Plead Guilty To Federal ChargesFour months after rejecting a plea deal that his attorney said would have resulted in minimal jail time, and opting to go to trial on fraud and bribery charges, Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) again is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court.
Former CPD Sergeant Eddie Hicks To Go On Trial On Corruption Charges, After 14 Years On The LamA former Chicago police sergeant accused of leading a crew that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs, and weapons in the 1990s is set to go on trial Monday, after spending 14 years on the run.
Feds Seeking 3 More Months To Indict Ald. Edward Burke, Citing 'Complex' InvestigationFederal prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to indict Ald. Edward Burke (14th), nearly two weeks after he was charged with trying to put the squeeze on to businessmen seeking to renovate a Burger King on the Southwest Side.
Archer Heights Burger King Linked To Criminal Complaint Against Ald. Ed BurkeThe restaurant on 41st and Pulaski is never mentioned by name, but its permit history matches events outlined in the federal criminal complaint against Ald. Ed Burke.
Ex-Mexican Officer Faces Sentencing For Leak To Drug CartelAuthorities say Ivan Reyes Arzate drew on U.S. intelligence to unmask a cartel informant, who was later tortured and killed.
Ald. Willie Cochran In Talks To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesAld. Willie Cochran (20th) and his attorneys are negotiating a potential plea deal with federal prosecutors, amid allegations he shook down businessmen in his ward for bribes, and looted money from a charity he ran.
Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Schock's Bid To Toss Corruption ChargesA lawyer for former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says prosecutors are aiming to be the first to imprison a former member of Congress over ambiguous rules the U.S. House set for itself.
Fugitive Cop Eddie Hicks Caught 14 Years After Skipping Corruption TrialEddie C. Hicks skipped town ahead of his 2003 for allegedly leading a rip-off crew that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs and guns.
Mexican Official In Cartel Intelligence Case Seeks ReleaseIvan Reyes Arzate is accused of divulging the identity of an informant to the Beltran Leyva cartel. The person was later tortured and killed
Rod Blagojevich Shot Down Again By Federal Appeals CourtThe decision was not unexpected. And it set Blagojevich’s attorneys up to make one last pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Swiftly Rejects Blagojevich's Latest Appeal Of 14-Year SentenceIn an unusually swift decision, three judges with the 7th Circuit turned down the governor's appeal three days after hearing arguments.
Blagojevich's Lawyers Back In Court To Seek Lesser SentenceAttorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were back in court Tuesday, trying again to get his 14-year prison sentence reduced.