With Gun Violence At Crisis Level In Chicago, Victims Hope Crackdown On Straw Purchases And Gun Trafficking Has An ImpactPolice blame some of the violence in Chicago on illegal guns brought in from other states, and they’re starting to crack down on it. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Monday night, victims of gun violence say it’s about time.
U.S. Attorney John Lausch To Keep Job As Chicago's Top Federal ProsecutorU.S. Attorney John Lausch said he is "honored" and "grateful" to stay in his position as Chicago's top federal prosecutor, after the White House confirmed he won't be forced to resign as originally planned.
U.S. Attorney John Lausch Reportedly Staying On The Job Until Successor Picked; Mayor Lightfoot Said Forcing Him Out Now Would Have Made 'Zero Sense'U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, who had urged President Joe Biden not to force Lausch out until a successor is in place, said they're pleased Biden agreed to their request.
Durbin, Duckworth Ask Biden To Keep Chicago's Top Federal Prosecutor On The Job Until A Successor Is In PlaceLausch has been the top federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Illinois since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September 2017.
At Virtual Townhall, Officials Say Youngsters Are Committing Carjackings For ThrillsIt's a thrill - that's what the feds are calling the carjackings terrorizing Chicago - and 80 percent of those charged are kids.
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.