| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Federal authorities today announced a series of indictments on drug and weapons charges against 17 people following a multiple-agency investigation underway since 2012.
Chicago police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents used federal wiretaps on at...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
| Mar 10, 2013
Long before the state of Illinois figured out how to make big money from gambling, mobsters devised "a 50 million dollar a year business in nickels and dimes," as the Tribune reported in 1950.
Called "policy" — the game took bets for as little...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
It was bittersweet when Tanya R. Thomas picked up the phone Friday night and heard a Chicago police detective's voice: “I’m calling to inform you of good news. We’ve made three arrests in your father’s murder.’’...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A 30-year-old Glendale man was arrested this week on suspicion of dealing narcotics in Glendale and smuggling several grams of drugs into the local jail in his rectum, police said.
Narcotics detectives had taken Leyvi Dawson into custody on Monday for...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Sordid stories about illegal smuggling and the resulting felony charges are as common as cloudless skies in the Sunshine State.
But this bizarre tale is not about drugs. It's about orchids.
Craig Pittman, author of "The Scent of Scandal" ($24.95,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Just sharing what was sent to me...
Local, state and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors today announced the charging of 57 individuals for their roles in an organized $300 million conspiracy orchestrated by Allied Veterans of the World. ...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:31 PM
An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday.
Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:04 PM
You can never say we don't take care of our own.
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The Stockholm DJ gives an...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When criminal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice found that giant bank HSBC — whose American operation is chartered in Maryland — had violated money-laundering laws covering $200 trillion in transactions, and with customers...