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  • Blagojevich holds press conference to discuss corruption trial

    His publicist says that this was his "strongest public statement to date concerning the charges he is facing." Why is former Governor Rod Blagojevich still addressing the press? Is he having a nervous streak leading up to the trial? Is this his attempt at...
  • Safe Road probe reaches Metra

    In another expansion of Operation Safe Road, federal prosecutors Wednesday charged a former legislator with paying thousands of dollars in bribes to a Metra board member to win $4 million in contracts with the commuter rail agency. Wednesday's indictment...
  • Editorial: A scandal's widening toll

    Racketeering. Mail fraud. Conspiracy to obstruct justice. Theft of government funds. Perjury before a federal grand jury. Filing false federal income tax returns. The charges laid out Tuesday in an 80-page indictment bring the federal Operation Safe Road...
  • Prosecutors boast of 'a hit on the mob'

    In one of the biggest strikes in Chicago's history against the mob, federal authorities today began rounding up alleged organized crime figures—including outfit boss Joseph "The Clown" Lombardo—in connection with a string of 18 unsolved murders and one...
  • Pension kickbacks alleged

    A wealthy Republican insider and two prominent Chicago attorneys were indicted Wednesday on charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from investment firms seeking business from a multibillion-dollar pension plan. One of those...
  • How Saudi wealth fueled holy war

    Muslim forces were gathering near a small town in Bosnia, and commanders were moving fighters to the front. The man in charge wanted the very best soldiers available, so he handpicked six of his favorites and ordered them to the area immediately. The...
  • City gets a Hall monitor

    Suggesting that he felt duped by City Hall's past claims to have reined in patronage hiring, a federal judge Tuesday appointed a monitor with broad powers to oversee the city's personnel decisions. U.S. District Judge Wayne Andersen gave the monitor,...
  • Daley's opportunity

    Wednesday was the first full day of summer, but the wholesale spring cleaning at City Hall continued, with Mayor Richard Daley shedding two more top figures. Gone are Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez, whose department is one of those at...
  • One witness at a time, feds turning up heat

    With her nice black suit and pearls at her throat, Andrea Coutretsis Prokos, political girlfriend and alleged perjurer, was properly dressed for federal court. But she might as well have worn a pair of those sandwich signs, front and back, because she'...
  • Mob charges tell a story, but more isn't told

    How could the Chicago Outfit prosper and survive without the help of corrupt local police, politicians and judges? U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald didn't answer me Monday."All I'll say is that the indictment alleges that the Outfit, as part of its method...