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?
Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For HearingsLawmakers from both parties agreed to consult with U.S. Attorney John Lausch to make sure their probe won’t interfere with the criminal investigation of ComEd.
Mayor Lightfoot, CPD Announce Safety Plan For Memorial Day WeekendTargeted raids on gang members and cooperation with the feds are both tactics Chicago cops are using to try to reduce Memorial Day weekend violence.
U.S. Attorney Says More Staff, Resources On Chicago ViolenceJohn Lausch, who was appointed by President Donald Trump nearly a year ago, told reporters at the U.S. attorney's office for northern Illinois that more Chicago federal prosecutors are dedicated to violent-crime cases than ever.
Extra Officers Out In Force For The Holiday WeekendThe state's top prosecutor rode along with the Chicago Police Superintended Eddie Johnson to try to get a sense of what is fueling the violence on the city's streets.
Justice Dept. Taps Chicago's U.S. Attorney To Oversee Document Release To HouseChicago’s top federal prosecutor will oversee the FBI’s production of documents the House Judiciary Committee is seeking as part of a probe into the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.
New U.S. Attorney: National Security 'Top Priority'In his first public comments, John Lausch said national security, gun crimes and public corruption will be a top priority of his office.