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  • Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

    Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...
  • Report spells out alleged ethics misconduct by Rep. Rush

    Report spells out alleged ethics misconduct by Rep. Rush
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush, a Democrat from the South Side, did not pay about $365,000 in rent for longtime use of an office to conduct politics, an ethics report released Monday said. Acceptance of the South Side office may have violated...
  • State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials

    State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials
    State Sen. Donne Trotter testified in federal court Thursday that he never authorized a South Side man to sign letters on his behalf promising top Zimbabwe officials that he would lobby President Barack Obama to end U.S. sanctions against the African...
  • Lawyers in lobbying case seek to depose Zimbabwe president

    Lawyers in lobbying case seek to depose Zimbabwe president
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe are asking a federal judge for permission to take a videotaped deposition of Mugabe when he’s in New York...
  • Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal

    Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal
    A Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president alleged today in a court filing that a 2006 Capitol Hill meeting between a senior Zimbabwean official, then-U.S. Sen....
  • Activist gets prison time in Zimbabwe-lobbying case

    Activist gets prison time in Zimbabwe-lobbying case
    A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur was sentenced to seven months in prison today for violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions....
  • Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff

    Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe want to cross-examine Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter about a cash bribe that was allegedly passed to him as part of an undercover FBI sting five...
  • Questions surround Bernie Mac charity

     Questions surround Bernie Mac charity
    Bernard McCullough grew up above an Englewood church and then worked as a fry cook while honing his comedy act at night. Decades later, after hitting it big in nightclubs, television and movies, Bernie Mac wanted to give back. He founded a small charity...
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry
    WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
  • Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal
    After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...