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  • Freedom for inmate who claimed torture under Burge

    Freedom for inmate who claimed torture under Burge
    A man who says he was beaten into confessing to a double murder by detectives under disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge walked free from prison today, a quarter of a century after his arrest in 1986. Eric Caine, arrested in 1986 for the...
  • Wiretaps detail Blagojevich's wish list

    Wiretaps detail Blagojevich's wish list
    The first day of testimony closed with prosecutors playing what could be described as Rod Blagojevich’s “I have a dream” wiretap, though the sentiments expressed by the then-governor on Nov. 5, 2008, were considerably less noble than...
  • Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense

    Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense
    Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
  • U.S. drops part of case against Currie

    U.S. drops part of case against Currie
    Federal prosecutors have dropped nearly half of the bribery charges against state Sen. Ulysses Currie, chopping seven counts that were connected to an outdated legal theory. Currie, a Democrat, remains accused of accepting bribes from a grocery chain...
  • Ex-DuPage official got 2 preferential deals from former board colleagues

    Ex-DuPage official got 2 preferential deals from former board colleagues
    When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn't bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers. They didn't bother to even look outside their own...
  • Ex-DuPage official got no-bid deals

    When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn’t bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers. They didn’t bother to even look outside their...
  • Ryan pushes on after appeals court rejects bail

    Former Gov. George Ryan's lawyers vowed to continue to seek his release from prison after a federal appeals court today rebuffed his bid for freedom to be at the side of his terminally ill wife. Ryan's legal team said it would seek the backing of the U....
  • Vrdolyak reports to federal prison

    Vrdolyak reports to federal prison
    Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak reported to federal prison in Terre Haute this morning, Bureau of Prisons officials confirmed. Vrdolyak was sentenced in October to 10 months in prison for a mail fraud conviction tied to a $1.5 million kickback he...
  • Local 'Fallen Hero' story to get TV airing

    Local 'Fallen Hero' story to get TV airing
    There are some books that all but shout, "Put me on the big screen!" and "In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption" is one of them. The "fallen hero" of the title is the book's co-author, a former drug...
  • Chicago 2011: A Year in Review

    Chicago 2011: A Year in Review
    As 2011 comes to a close, WGN remembers some of the big stories that made Chicago headlines, from politics to weather to sports. Kicking off 2011 was a kick from Mother Nature -- the blizzard that hit the Chicago area on February 2 shut down Lake Shore...
  • Judge rejects new trial for Cellini

    Judge rejects new trial for Cellini
    A federal judge on Tuesday declined to grant a new trial for William Cellini, ruling that a juror's failure to disclose her criminal background during jury selection was not deliberate and did not taint the Springfield power broker's trial. The...