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  • Defense in state grant scam trial blames bookkeeper

    Defense in state grant scam trial blames bookkeeper
    SPRINGFIELD — The defense team rolled out its closing arguments Tuesday in a state grant scam trial of a Chicago couple, saying their bookkeeper was responsible for theft of funds.
  • Chicago couple found guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker

    Chicago couple found guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker
    A federal jury Wednesday found a Chicago couple guilty on all counts in a state grant scam trial that featured testimony about power, money and sex and saw a high-profile ruling that one of President Barack Obama's golfing buddies was a hostile witness....

    Judge rejects attempt at secret hearing for Obama pal Whitaker

    Judge rejects attempt at secret hearing for Obama pal Whitaker
    A judge has denied an attempt to hold a secret hearing on the issue of whether President Barack Obama's close friend and former state public health chief should be declared a hostile witness in the federal grant scam trial of a Chicago couple. U.S....

    Feds: Grant fraud included $10K bonus to cover up sexual tryst

    Feds: Grant fraud included $10K bonus to cover up sexual tryst
    A former top state public health official and a Chicago businessman who got caught in a sexual tryst quickly steered a $10,000 bonus to the person who walked in on them as part of a state grant fraud scheme, federal prosecutors allege. The revelation...

    Former Republic Windows CEO turns down guilty plea

    Former Republic Windows CEO turns down guilty plea
    The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors today turned down an offer from Cook County prosecutors to plead guilty to charges he looted the company in the months before its North Side plant was abruptly shuttered in 2008. The development means that...