| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:16 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules.
Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Republicans call the FCC rules outmoded and outdated. Democrats suggest some are ineffective. The gulf between the parties on just what role the federal government should play in limiting the concentration of media was on full display at a congressional...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:04 AM
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....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
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...