| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Zachary Fardon was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, five months after he was nominated by President Barack Obama.
Fardon, 47, began work in his Dirksen U.S. Courthouse office after U.S. District Chief Judge...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The trial of a woman accused of slapping huge liens on then-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and other high-ranking federal court officials was postponed at the last minute Monday after the judge ruled that the woman's "disturbing" legal filings proved...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:39 PM
An Iranian man today pleaded guilty in a Chicago federal courtroom to trying to illegally export missile parts and other equipment to Iran in violation of U.S. law, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's office said today.
Authorities say Davoud Baniameri in...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:27 PM
U.S. District Judge James Zagel had called for a hearing just four days before sentencing Rod Blagojevich on last-minute issues raised by the former governor's lawyers, but he took the opportunity Friday to also launch into a lengthy defense of his...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:42 AM
A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:07 AM
A former Bartlett man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for creating a live-streaming online video of himself sexually molesting an infant.
The prosecution of Brian Annoreno, 35, ended "one of the most significant international child...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:12 PM
A Roman Catholic priest pleaded not guilty today to federal charges he tried to help Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. spirit a family violin away from the federal government after it had seized the imprisoned mobster’s possessions.The Rev....
| Aug 8, 2011
| 5:27 PM
Former state Rep. Robert Molaro is facing an investigation into legislative scholarships he awarded to a longtime supporter’s family following a Tribune report on how he doled out the publicly funded tuition waivers.
Newly released records and...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 8:44 AM
An Iranian national has been sentenced here to 51 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to his efforts to illegally export missile components and radio test sets from the United States to Iran, prosecutors said today.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:26 AM
Patrick Fitzgerald has been one of the most intriguing figures in law enforcement in Chicago. An outsider, for one, and a New Yorker for another, Fitzgerald was known to work obscenely hard and have supreme respect for the law.
Ten years later, he is...