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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judge defends his conduct in Blagojevich case

    Judge defends his conduct in Blagojevich case
    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...
  • 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...
  • Top officials vow new action to catch violent fugitives

    Top officials vow new action to catch violent fugitives
    At a 90-minute closed door meeting Thursday, top federal, state and local law enforcement officials laid out their plans for improving the government's faltering efforts to apprehend violent fugitives who cross U.S. borders to evade justice in Illinois....