| 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...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, appearing today in federal court for the first time on tax charges, leveled harsh allegations against U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, saying he used “Gestapo-like tactics” that led to the suicides of...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:33 AM
Chicago -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrived at a Colorado federal prison Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence on a corruption conviction.
"This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do," he told a crowd of sign-wielding supporters...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:14 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- A lawmaker indicted on a federal bribery charge failed to appear today before a special House investigatory hearing.
Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, was absent as the panel began proceedings. An attorney for the House said Smith's lawyer...
| May 6, 2009
As federal authorities conduct a criminal investigation of Crestwood's secret use of a polluted well, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is urging government health experts to study whether anyone got sick from drinking the water.
Since the Tribune first revealed...
| Feb 14, 2010
Crestwood taxpayers paid lawyers more than $1 million last year to defend village leaders accused of pumping contaminated water to residents for at least two decades.
Hiring Loop law firms that specialize in white-collar criminal and civil defense cost...
| Dec 9, 2008
Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested Tuesday for what U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald called a "political corruption crime spree" that included attempts to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama....