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?
Emotional Testimony Heard In Court From Mother Of 2 Alleged Victims Of 'Cheer' Star Jerry HarrisThe mother of two alleged victims of Netflix star Jerry Harris provided emotional testimony at a hearing in federal court on Wednesday.
'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Sexually Assaulted 15-Year-Old Boy In Public Restroom, Prosecutors ClaimIn a new filing Tuesday, federal prosecutors claimed that “Cheer” star Jerry Harris not only solicited sexually explicit images from underage boys, but also sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy.
West Side 'Heroin Hotline' Drug Ring Uncovered; 35 Face Federal And State ChargesOfficials charged 35 people after a federal and state investigation into a heroin and fentanyl drug-trafficking ring in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood revealed a drug delivery service accessed by a "heroin hotline."
Leader In Illinois Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced To Over Eight YearsThe U.S. attorney's office in Springfield said 44-year-old Clifton "Ty" Robinson was sentenced for fraud and aggravated identity theft convictions.
Federal Judge Removed From Criminal Cases After Joking Emails With ParalegalA federal judge in two of Illinois' highest profile cases has been removed from hearing all his criminal cases after it was revealed he exchanged emails with an employee at the U.S. attorney's office in which he commented on and joked about one of his trials in progress at the time.
Rosemont Man Charged With Child PornA Rosemont man has been charged with child porn possession.
Suburban Man Indicted For Allegedly Importing FentanylHe and others had the substances shipped through the mail to approximately 19 Chicago-area addresses.
Indiana Government Agencies Release Sexual Predator Video To Educate SchoolsThe Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana State Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced Wednesday the release of a video designed to educate and inform school leaders and staff about sexual abuse.
Help From Fardon’s Office Could Be Key In Federal Probe Of CPDU.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon's office is expected to assist the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division as it embarks on an investigation that could outlast the Obama administration.
Death Of Teen Shot By CPD Officer 16 Times Focus Of Federal InvestigationThe U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed Monday that they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was shot by a Chicago police officer 16 times.
Polls Open For Chicago's First Mayoral RunoffMayor Rahm Emanuel is facing off against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, while 18 seats on the City Council are at stake, including in the 2nd Ward, where two candidates are vying to replace Ald. Bob Fioretti, who gave up his seat on the City Council to run for mayor, but came in 4th place in February.
Feds To Investigate Death Of Man Beaten By North Chicago CopsThe U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.
Feds: Drivers Faked Bankruptcy To Avoid Auto Impound FeesIn a city well-practiced in the way of scams, this is a new one.
County Sued For Not Allowing Army Reservist To Make Pension ContributionsA federal lawsuit has been filed against Cook County and its employee pension fund claiming they violated federal law by failing to allow a U.S. Army Reserve member to contribute to her pension while serving in the armed forces.