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  • Cellini found guilty of conspiracy, bribery

    Cellini found guilty of conspiracy, bribery
    William Cellini, Illinois' ultimate political insider who for more than four decades worked quietly behind the scenes to amass wealth and power, was convicted Tuesday for joining an age-old conspiracy scheme that demanded campaign cash for access. A...
  • 2 former state employees accused of giving fake road tests for bribes

    2 former state employees accused of giving fake road tests for bribes
    Two people who administered road tests for the Illinois Secretary of State's office were charged with giving passing marks to unqualified drivers or passing people who did not even take a road test in exchange for cash, federal officials said today....
  • Top Blagojevich adviser Tony Rezko gets 10˝ years

    Top Blagojevich adviser Tony Rezko gets 10½ years
    Hailed by prosecutors as a "wake-up call," Antoin Rezko was sentenced to 10˝ years in prison today for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval while he was a top fundraiser and adviser to then-Gov. Rod...
  • Rezko gets 10 1/2-year sentence

    Rezko gets 10 1/2-year sentence
    Even before Antoin "Tony" Rezko's long-awaited sentencing began Tuesday, his teenage daughter appeared anxious, her arms clutching her stomach and her face already in a pained expression. Two hours later, when a judge sentenced Rezko, once a top...
  • Top prosecutor hits decade

    He arrived in Chicago just days before the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, a tough, uncompromising New York prosecutor already steeped in fighting the new international threat. His outsider status and appointment to an already high-profile...
  • John Kass and Rick Pearson on Patrick Fitzgerald's shadow on Illinois politics

    John Kass and Rick Pearson on Patrick Fitzgerald's shadow on Illinois politics
    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...
  • Robert Blagojevich: Prosecutors were 'playing chicken with my life'

    Robert Blagojevich: Prosecutors were 'playing chicken with my life'
    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...
  • Emanuel talks tough on big parking meter bill

    Emanuel talks tough on big parking meter bill
    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...
  • Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here

    Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here
    A former federal prosecutor who helped convict former Gov. George Ryan appears to be the favorite to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, sources in Washington and Chicago told the Tribune. The...
  • Acting U.S. attorney named as search begins for successor to Fitzgerald

    Acting U.S. attorney named as search begins for successor to Fitzgerald
    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...
  • Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney

    Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney
    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....