| 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.
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:52 PM
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.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 10:15 AM
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...
| 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...