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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Ex-Im Bank helps Florida businesses grow globally

    Ex-Im Bank helps Florida businesses grow globally
    Florida's largest port is on track to hit record exports this year. More than $257 million in goods passed through Port Manatee during the first quarter of 2014. That's a 17 percent jump from the same period last year. Manatee is not an isolated case....
  • Obama coming to Chicago on Sunday for Quinn event

    Obama coming to Chicago on Sunday for Quinn event
    President Barack Obama will return home on Sunday to appear at a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official said. Obama will spend Sunday night in the city, the official said. The next day, the president is scheduled to attend a $10,000-...
  • 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...
  • Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014

    Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014
    Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years. "There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...
  • 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...