| May 24, 2012
| 10:29 AM
U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says it's "the right time" for him to step down from the job he's held for more than a decade.
Speaking to the news media Thursday morning at the Dirksen Federal Building, Fitzgerald admitted it was not an easy decision. ...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:49 PM
When U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announced he'd be retiring after 10 years of major cases in Illinois -- which included the successful prosecutions of two consecutive Illinois governors -- the story became one of the top-read and most-frequently...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:29 PM
As U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald retires to accolades and well wishes, Robert Blagojevich said today that he’s still fighting to regain his reputation since federal prosecutors dropped charges against him in their sweeping corruption case...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stuck with the tough talk on Chicago’s parking meter deal today, pledging to fight a new bill for $22 million the meter leasing company recently sent the city for lost revenue.
Emanuel has positioned himself as a staunch opponent...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Gary S. Shapiro, the number two man in the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, will take over after Patrick Fitzgerald steps down this month until a permanent replacement is found.
The announcement came as the state's two senators said they will appoint a...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers went on the offensive Thursday against federal charges of income tax evasion, again alleging he was targeted by the FBI after he refused to wear a wire against others.
"Lie, lie, lie," Beavers said of the...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:14 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- A lawmaker indicted on a federal bribery charge failed to appear today before a special House investigatory hearing.
Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, was absent as the panel began proceedings. An attorney for the House said Smith's lawyer...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn has named former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
Fitzgerald will replace first term trustee Lawrence Oliver II, according to a news release from the governor's office.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
| Dec 21, 2012
You're probably all dead — me too — swallowed by the Mayan apocalypse that many of us (foolishly) thought was utter nonsense, once.
Which means you're not even reading this. But still ...
I probably shouldn't have spent my last day writing...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The names of four former federal prosecutors will be sent to the White House for the Obama administration to decide who will succeed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, according to a letter made public by Illinois’ two U.S. senators....