Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement ChargesA federal grand jury indicted Cullerton on 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans and one count of making false statements in a health care matter.
Federal Charges Ramp Up Pressure On R. Kelly To Make DealAny negotiations would be complicated, as Kelly is charged in four jurisdictions and his lawyers would likely insist on a single deal that resolves all the cases. And prosecutors would only accept a deal that includes a lengthy prison term.
State Sen. Thomas Cullerton Indicted For Taking $250,000 In Pay And Benefits From Teamsters Despite Doing Little Or No WorkCullerton, 49, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union, 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, and one count of making false statements.
No Bail For R. Kelly Following Hearing, Bombshell Allegations On Sex CrimesProsecutors told the judge that if Kelly got out again, he would have to opportunity to pay off or intimidate victims, their families and other people with knowledge of his actions.
No Bond For R. Kelly, Will Remain In Federal Custody On Sex Crime Charges
Lake Forest Attorney Charles Cui Charged With Bribing Ald. Edward Burke To Help Get Sign Permit; 'I Need His Favor'Already facing federal charges himself, Ald. Edward Burke has been caught up in another scandal, as federal prosecutors have charged a suburban real estate developer with bribing the alderman to get his help arranging for a sign for a retailer that wanted to build on property in Portage Park.
Prosecutors To Drop Case Against Ex-Rep. Aaron SchockSchock, a once rising star of the Republican party, resigned from Congress in 2015 amid scrutiny of his spending, including redecorating his office in the style of the "Downton Abbey" TV series.
Ald. Edward Burke, Facing Corruption Charge, Resigns As Finance Committee ChairmanWhile insisting he's "done nothing wrong" Ald. Edward Burke (14th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Finance Committee, after he was charged with attempted extortion, the mayor's office announced Friday morning.
Ald. Edward Burke Charged With Trying To Shake Down Restaurant OwnerAld. Edward Burke is now facing federal criminal charges, accused of trying to shake down a restaurant owner who needed a permit for remodeling work.
Chicago Man Charged With Using Social Media To Recruit For ISIS, And Support 'Violent Jihad'Ashraf Al Safoo, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning, following a raid at his home in the Budlong Woods neighborhood.
Chicago Alderman To Change Plea In Federal Bribery CaseA judge posted a brief order Thursday in Chicago federal court setting Willie B. Cochran's change-of-plea hearing for Nov. 28.
New Mexico Compound Suspects Appear In Court On Federal ChargesFive suspects who lived on a New Mexico compound where a child's remains were found appeared before a federal judge Tuesday and said they understood the charges against them.
Two Men Charged With Spying For Iran; Monitoring Chicago Jewish Center And Anti-Iran RalliesFederal authorities have charged two Iranian citizens with spying on Israeli and Jewish facilities in the U.S., and gathering information about Americans who were part of Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).
Manafort Transferred To Alexandria Jail, Mugshot ReleasedManafort's July 25 trial on financial crime allegations will take place at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, about three blocks away from the jail.
Suburban Man Indicted For Allegedly Importing FentanylHe and others had the substances shipped through the mail to approximately 19 Chicago-area addresses.