Ald. Carrie Austin And Chief Of Staff Plead Not Guilty To Federal Bribery ChargesAustin, the second-longest serving member of the City Council, is now the third sitting alderperson to face federal charges.
4 Defendants In ComEd Bribery Case Seek To Dismiss Bribery Charges, Say Indictment 'Fails To Allege Any Quid Pro Quo'The defendants in the case accuse federal prosecutors of seeking to “criminalize conduct that has long been legal and that is utterly routine—hiring someone at the recommendation and request of a public official.”
Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges In Bank Probe“We want to get to trial and clear Mr. Thompson’s name as soon as possible," defense attorney Chris Gair said after Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson, Nephew And Grandson Of Former Mayors, Facing Federal Charges Tied To Collapse Of Bridgeport BankThompson faces five counts of filing a false income tax return, and two counts of false statements to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp regarding $219,000 in loans and other payments he received from Washington Federal Bank for Savings.
Feds Charge 3 More Illinois Residents In U.S. Capitol Riot, Based On Social Media Videos And PhotosMathew Capsel, of Marseilles in central Illinois, was arrested after at least two acquaintances identified him from social media videos he posted during the riot.
As Carjackings Skyrocket In Chicago, Federal Authorities Are Stepping InSince the beginning of the year, there have been more than 150 carjackings in Chicago – amounting to five a day. Is federal pressure the answer?
Chicago Heights Man Accused Of Threatening Violence At Biden Inauguration; 'We Will Surround The Motherf***ing White House'Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home Tuesday morning, charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago.
Bradley Rukstales Fired From CEO Position, Facing Federal Charges For Storming U.S. CapitolRukstales, chief executive officer of the Schaumburg-based tech company Cogensia, was arrested in D.C. as supporters of President Donald Trump turned violent and stormed the Capitol.
Indiana Casino Executive Charged In Illegal Campaign SchemeA top executive of an Indiana casino company that is building a new $400 million casino in Gary has been indicted on federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions to a former state lawmaker’s unsuccessful congressional campaign, officials announced Tuesday.
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.