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.
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.
Feds, Chicago Cops Target Fentanyl-Laced Heroin, Make Dozens Of ArrestsU.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and officials from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and CPD say they hope the arrests make a dent in the drug trade.
U.S. Attorney: Fed Probe Into Chicago Police Department Is Biggest Ever, OngoingIn December, the U.S. Justice Department launched an expansive investigation into the “patterns and practices” of the CPD.
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.
Protesters Demand Federal Investigation Into Police ShootingsProtesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.
U.S. Attorney, Mayor Signal More Cooperation In Fighting Street ViolenceFor the first time in a while, both parties appear to be on the same page, if you take them at their word, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
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.
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.