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.
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.
Trump Taps Chicago's Next U.S. Attorney: Lawyer John LauschThe nomination of John R. Lausch Jr. will be sent to the U.S. Senate, which must approve the choice.
Feds Hit YouTube Star With Child-Porn ChargesAustin Jones allegedly made child porn by encouraging young female fans to send him videos of them naked and dancing, federal prosecutors say.
Exiting U.S. Attorney Offers Frank Advice On Curbing Chicago ViolenceZachary Fardon resigned Monday at the request of the new administration at the U.S. Department of Justice, which prefers to put its own appointees in place.
Fardon Resigns As Top Fed In Chicago; Joel Levin Acting U.S. AttorneyU.S. Attorney Zach Fardon has resigned as the head federal prosecutor in Chicago, and his top deputy, Joel Levin, will take his place until the Trump administration picks a replacement.
Fardon To Step Down As U.S. Attorney In Chicago: SourceZachary Fardon's exit comes as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has requested the resignations of holdover appointees from the previous administration.
Mayor Applauds Creation Of Federal Violent Crimes Unit For ChicagoU.S. Atty. Zach Fardon's office created the new violent crimes section, which has been staffed with 16 federal prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Atty. Ron DeWald.
New U.S. Attorney Signals He'll Help Chicago Combat ViolenceZach Fardon, a former assistant federal prosecutor, was sworn in Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
New U.S. Attorney: Mayor's Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions UnfairGiving his first interview since he was finally confirmed by the Senate last month, Zach Fardon showed a willingness to stand up to the politicians who’ve put huge public pressure on him to do more to tackle the street violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides.
Senate Confirms Fardon As Chicago Area's U.S. AttorneyThe U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Senate Panel OKs Fardon Nomination For U.S. AttorneyZachary Fardon's nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday's approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote.
Emanuel Not Taking Sides In Kirk And Rush Dispute Over GangsCongressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To 'Crush' Street GangsU.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they'd like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.
Fardon Nominated To Succeed Fitzgerald As U.S. AttorneyZachary Fardon was on the team of federal prosecutors who secured convictions against former Illinois Republican Gov. George Ryan in 2006. In that case and in others, Fardon gained a reputation as an adept, quick-witted cross-examiner.