McCook Police Chief Mario DePasquale Charged In Extortion Scheme Tied To Ex-Mayor Jeffrey TobolskiThe charges against DePasquale accuse him and Tobolski of plotting to demand the owner of a McCook restaurant pay them $1,500 for each "themed event" he wanted to host.
Jeff Tobolski, Former McCook Mayor And Cook County Commissioner, Pleads Guilty To Bribery SchemeTobolski, who is cooperating with federal investigators, admitted to taking more than $250,000 in bribes as mayor and county commissioner.
Former SafeSpeed Co-Owner Omar Maani Charged In Bribery SchemeMaani is charged with one count of bribery conspiracy in a two-page document known as a “criminal information,” which is typically used in cases there the defendant intends to plead guilty.
Owner Of Closed Elgin Restaurant Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining $175,822 PPP LoanMelissa Turasky, who owned Gifford's Kitchen and Social before it closed more than five months ago, faces one count of bank fraud and one count of lying on a bank loan.
Top Chicago Public Schools Official Charged With Lying To Feds During Investigation Of $1 Billion Custodial ContractPedro Soto, chief of staff to CPS chief executive officer Janice Jackson, has been charged with one count of lying to the FBI during an interview in December 2019.
Bloomingdale Township Highway Boss Robert Czernek Accused Of Taking $280,000 In Kickbacks From Excavation Company That Did Little WorkBloomingdale Township Road District Commissioner Robert Czernek has been charged in a $280,000 kickback scheme, accused of taking bribes from an excavation company that did little of the work it was paid for over several years.
R. Kelly's Laywers Seek To Throw Out Racketeering Charge In New YorkKelly's defense team says the racketeering case in New York is an attempt at an "end run" around the statue of limitation on the underlying claims of illegal sexual activity.
The Cost Of Ex-Gov Rod Blagojevich's Corruption CaseFrom the investigation that started in the early 2000s to his release from federal prison Tuesday, taxpayers have been on the hook for nearly two decades worth expenses involved with prosecuting a former governor.
R. Kelly Faces New Federal Indictment In Chicago; Adding New Victim, But Removing AnotherThe fresh indictment adds a new sexual abuse victim not mentioned in the original case, but removes another victim from the charges.
Ex-State Rep. Luis Arroyo Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery ChargesArroyo was arrested in October for bribing an Illinois state senator, in return for the senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation.
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.
Indicted Alderman Ed Burke Withdraws As Law Firm PartnerPaperwork filed with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office shows Ed Burke has withdrawn from his partnership at Klafter & Burke where he did property tax appeal work for many influential businesses.
19-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening Women's Clinic Via iFunnyAccording to the complaint, Sheikh wrote later in the post that he would visit the clinic on Aug. 23, 2019, and “proceed to slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor I see in the area and I will not back down. consider this a warning for anyone visiting…”
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.