Feds Set Ground Rules For Illinois House Panel Investigating Speaker Madigan's Ties To ComEd Bribery CaseU.S. Attorney John Lausch has given the go-ahead for the Illinois House committee investigating Speaker Michael Madigan to call witnesses and seek documents related to the ComEd bribery case, with some limits.
Former CPS Chief Of Staff Pedro Soto Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBISoto admitted to lying to federal investigators about whether he gave confidential inside information to a lobbyist working for a company seeking a custodial contract worth more than $1 billion.
Illinois House Forms Special Investigative Committee To Probe Speaker Mike Madigan’s Role In ComEd ScandalRepublicans and some Democrats have called on Madigan to step down after federal prosecutors named him by title in a criminal investigation in which ComEd acknowledges engaging in bribery in the Capitol.
Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta Accused Of Taking $5,000 Cash Bribe From Red Light Camera CompanyThe indictment does not identify the red light camera company involved in the case, but published reports state the company is SafeSpeed, which is at the center of at least two other criminal cases in federal court.
Six Chicago Aldermen Urge Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan To Resign As ComEd Pleads Not Guilty In Bribery ScandalFirst-term Alds. Daniel LaSpata (1st), Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez (33rd), Andre Vasquez (40th), Matt Martin (47th), and Maria Hadden (49th) are the first members of the Chicago City Council to call for Madigan to step down.
23 Charged, Including Suspected Gang Leader, In Federal Investigation Into Drug And Gun Trafficking In EnglewoodThe alleged leader of the Black Disciples and 22 others were charged in a massive federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking in Englewood.
Bribery Scheme Implicating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Revives Term Limits TalkRep. Tim Butler, a Springfield Republican, has proposed a constitutional amendment, with some key Democratic backing, to limit legislative leaders to eight years in one leadership position and 12 in two.
Feds' ComEd Bribery Case Implicates Mike Madigan; Speaker's Office Subpoenaed; Governor Says Madigan 'Must Resign' If Allegations Are TrueFollowing months of speculation about a wide-ranging investigation, federal prosecutors have charged ComEd with a yearslong bribery scheme that implicates Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his associates.
Nigerian Man Expelled From United Arab Emirates, Charged In Cyber Fraud Scheme In Illinois, 5 Other StatesA Nigerian national appeared in federal court in Chicago Friday accused of orchestrating an international cyber fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded U.S. businesses in six states out of tens of millions of dollars.
Feds Nab 24 In West Side Drug Investigation Targeting Two Street GangsFederal prosecutors have announced charges against 24 people as part of an investigation targeting two West Side street gangs accused of trafficking "wholesale quantities of heroin and cocaine."
Illinois House Votes To Ban Red Light Cameras In Many Smaller Towns And CitiesThe House voted 84-4 on Wednesday in favor of a proposal to ban the cameras in non-home rule municipalities in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will counties – the eight counties where the cameras currently are allowed.
Ald. Burke Trial Date To Be Set In JuneHe's accused of using his position at City Hall to shake down developers for his own benefit.
Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci Resigns Amid Reports Of Federal InvestigationAccording to published reports, the FBI seized $60,000 from a safe in Oakbrook Mayor Tony Ragucci’s home in October.
Comptroller Susana Mendoza To Halt Program Helping Suburbs Collect Red Light Camera Fines; Calls System 'Clearly Broken'The move comes amid a federal investigation of red light company SafeSpeed.
Financial Disclosure A Target Of Illinois General Assembly's Ethics QuestA bribery charge against a state legislator and federal investigations into lobbying have Illinois lawmakers promising to tighten the rules of soliciting and exercising influence in the Statehouse, with a renewed focus on the ridiculed process of financial disclosure.