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  • Durbin calls for health study related to well

    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...
  • Crestwood taxpayers spend $1 million on legal bills to defend village leaders

    Crestwood taxpayers spend $1 million on legal bills to defend village leaders
    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...
  • ARRESTED: U.S. says Blagojevich tried to sell Senate seat in 'political corruption crime spree'

    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....
  • Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial

    Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial
    U.S. District Judge James Zagel likes to say that a witness struggling under a fierce cross-examination in his courtroom won't be saved by the bell when it comes to recessing at the end of the day. On Thursday, it was a lawyer for former Gov. Rod...
  • Blagojevich arrested; Fitzgerald calls it a 'political corruption crime spree'

    Blagojevich arrested; Fitzgerald calls it a 'political corruption crime spree'
    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....
  • Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich challenges U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to court showdown

    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich strutted up to a bank of microphones outside his lawyers' offices in jeans, a blazer and television makeup Tuesday and all but challenged U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to a duel at 10 paces. Fitzgerald lied about him...
  • Patrick Fitzgerald profile (March 2007)

    Patrick Fitzgerald has been living a dual life. As the top federal prosecutor in northern Illinois, Fitzgerald has solidified a reputation as a no-nonsense corruption buster--"Eliot Ness with a Harvard degree," as a friend once described him.In his other...
  • Burge found guilty

    Decades after torture allegations were first leveled against former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge's "Midnight Crew," a federal jury convicted him Monday on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about the torture in a civil...
  • The myth of nonpartisan U.S. attorneys

    When Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias at Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearings, he noted that, among other attainments, Iglesias had served as the inspiration for the Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise in "A Few...
  • Electronics Executive Returns to Chicago to Face Bank Fraud Charges

    (WGN-AM) - Federal prosecutors said an executive of a now-defunct Wheeling-based electronics company has been brought back to Chicago to face charges he defrauded a bank of $17 million. Kevin Gore, 40, was charged in a criminal complaint in 2008 and...
  • U.S. Attorney Tells Businesses to Hire Ex-Convicts

    (WGN-AM) - U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the business community can help reduce violence in Chicago by hiring ex-convicts. Fitzgerald told a Chicago civic club on Thursday that jobs help ex-offenders stay away from the criminal activity that...