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  • 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.
  • Federal prosecutors won't call Obama friend Whitaker to testify

    Federal prosecutors won't call Obama friend Whitaker to testify
    For weeks, federal authorities turned up the heat on President Barack Obama's friend Eric Whitaker as they pursued a case against a Chicago couple who allegedly spent grant money on a lavish lifestyle while he was the state’s public health chief....

    Obama friend Whitaker declared hostile witness at state grant fraud trial

    Obama friend Whitaker declared hostile witness at state grant fraud trial
    A federal judge on Monday declared President Barack Obama’s friend Eric Whitaker a hostile witness in a Chicago couple's multimillion-dollar state grant scam trial. The rare designation allows prosecutors more leeway in questioning Whitaker, who...

    Feds pressure ex-state health chief, an Obama friend, in grant scam case

    Feds pressure ex-state health chief, an Obama friend, in grant scam case
    — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday tried to turn up the heat on Dr. Eric Whitaker, a former state public health director and friend of President Barack Obama, as part of an ongoing trial of a Chicago couple facing charges in a multimillion-dollar...

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel
    Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood. The endorsement vote culminated...