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  • Patrick Fitzgerald: It's the right time for change

    Patrick Fitzgerald: It's the right time for change
    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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beavers on tax evasion charges: "Lie, lie, lie"

    Beavers on tax evasion charges: "Lie, lie, lie"
    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...
  • 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....
  • Dispatch from inside Robert Blagojevich's doghouse

     
    From Carol Felsenthal's interview with Robert Blagojevich in Chicago Magazine: CF: So you’re in Nashville [Rob and wife Julie moved back there last summer], and you tell me you’re disillusioned with the news media and you get your news mostly....
  • What if...?

     
    I know, I know. Woulda, coulda, shoulda … But ask yourself: What if, back in early 2002, then-Mayor Richard Daley had shown a bit of loyalty, leadership and courage during the Democratic primary race for governor? He very well could......
  • Guess what? We’re having a surmise party

     
    Sunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...