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  • Alderman's ex-staffer who took $7,500 bribe sentenced

    A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago alderman's former chief of staff to 15 months in prison for accepting a $7,500 bribe concealed in a Christmas card.
  • Ex-aide to Ald. Brookins gets 15 months in prison for bribery

     Ex-aide to Ald. Brookins gets 15 months in prison for bribery
    As a teenager growing up on Chicago's South Side, Curtis Thompson Jr. used to come downtown at night to help his father, a city janitor, literally clean up City Hall. On Wednesday, he became the latest in a long line of dirty city officials to be...

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...

    Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'

    Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'
    In a dramatic moment Wednesday, the Chicago City Council rose to acknowledge victims of torture at the hands of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge before approving a $5.5 million reparations package that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said shows Chicago is willing to deal...

    Burge reparations deal a product of long negotiations

    Burge reparations deal a product of long negotiations
    For one attorney, the pursuit of former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and the torture of African-Americans spanned a good portion of his career, nearly three decades in which disbelief that detectives abused suspects gave way to acceptance and legal...