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.
‘Witchcraft’ Threats Don’t Stop Federal Prosecution Over Bird FeathersDespite an alleged threat of witchcraft “against all those who wish him ill,” the feds are prosecuting a suburban man they say illegally sold vases and masks containing the feathers of migratory birds.
Hastert Attorneys Shed Light On Strategy, Gear Up For TrialDennis Hastert’s lawyers will try to defend the former U.S. House speaker against allegations that he lied to the FBI and skirted banking laws by first picking apart the indictment unveiled by federal prosecutors in May.
Hastert Lawyer: Leaks About Alleged Sex Abuse "Unconscionable"Thomas Green, Hastert's New-York based defense attorney, said during a status hearing in Chicago that he's concerned information that's been disclosed to the media may inhibit Hastert's right to a fair trial.
Hastert Pleads Not Guilty To Federal IndictmentFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he paid hush money to conceal wrongdoing before he entered politics, and lied to the FBI when questioned about the money.
Hastert Arraignment Creates Media Frenzy At Federal CourthouseA swarm of local and national media has descended on the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the Loop, as former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to appear before a judge to enter his plea to charges tied to apparent hush money payments to cover up sexual abuse allegations.
Woman Says Hastert Sexually Abused Her BrotherJolene Burdge of Billings, Montana, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the FBI interviewed her in mid-May about Hastert. She said her brother told her before he died in 1995 that his first homosexual contact was with Hastert and that the relationship lasted through all of his high school years.
Hastert Arraignment Delayed Until Next WeekA federal judge has delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s arraignment on charges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance, and lied to federal investigators who questioned Hastert’s suspicious bank withdrawals.