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.
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.
Chicago FOP President Asks U.S. Attorney For Federal Prosecutions For Looting, Crimes During Unrest, Blasts State's Attorney FoxxChicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara issued a letter to U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch Jr. Wednesday, calling for federal prosecutions for people arrested in looting during civil unrest.
President Trump Announces Deployment Of Federal Agents In Chicago As Part Of 'Operation Legend'President Donald Trump and other officials on Wednesday formally announced the deployment of "hundreds" of federal agents to fight crime in Chicago as part of Operation Legend.
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.