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Tribune reportersGov. Pat Quinn has named former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Fitzgerald will replace first term trustee Lawrence Oliver II, according to a news release from the governor's office. The appointment...
Tribune reporterSpringfield power broker William Cellini reported to federal prison this afternoon to begin serving a one-year sentence for his conviction in the federal Operation Board Games probe. Cellini, 78, turned himself in at the low-security prison in Terre...
"Over My Dead Body" The Waltzing Mechanics made their local bow with "El Stories," a series based on true-life transit tales. But their latest foray into documentary theater takes them to a final destination that fell victim to a different form of...
Tribune reporterThe names of four former federal prosecutors will be sent to the White House for the Obama administration to decide who will succeed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, according to a letter made public by Illinois’ two U.S. senators....
Tags: Prosecution, Dick Durbin, Lawyers, Mark Kirk, Patrick Fitzgerald
On the corner of Division and Dearborn, the shadows creep up the fronts of buildings as a neighborhood changes its skin. The moms pushing the strollers head for home. The old ladies in puffy coats walk their little white dogs back to their condos for...
CHICAGO (AP) — Employees at a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago knew something wasn't right when they arrived to work and saw a makeshift rope fashioned from bed sheets hanging from the bars of a cell window about 20 stories above the ground....
Tags: FBI, Judges, Justice System, Punishment, Crime, Law and Justice
Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more. Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
When former Republican Gov. George Ryan gets out of prison, it'll be a big story, and his pal and former Gov. Big Jim Thompson will put an arm around old George and they'll pose for the victory photograph. And at least some of their lickspittles will...
Tags: Prosecution, Government, Executive Branch, Cancer, Lawyers
To the Honorable U.S. District Judge James Zagel Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago Dear Judge Zagel: I'm not some Indonesian orphan, or a young man suffering from cerebral palsy, or a Chinese political asylum seeker. And I'm...
A settlement has been reached between the city of Chicago and an 80-year-old man who said police beat him and forced him to confess to a 1951 rape. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed under a judge’s order. Oscar Walden Jr. filed his...
Tribune reporterChicago aldermen have recommended that the city pay out $950,000 to an 80-year-old man who said he confessed to a 1951 rape after police tortured him. Oscar Walden Jr., an African American, spent 50 years professing his innocence in the brutal rape and...
Tags: Edward M. Burke
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