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  • Ex-Glencoe man stepping down as No. 2 at Justice Department

    Ex-Glencoe man stepping down as No. 2 at Justice Department
    Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole, who grew up in Chicago’s North Shore, said in an interview Thursday that, like his boss, he will soon leave the Justice Department.
  • Deputy Atty. Gen. James Cole to resign

    Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole said in an interview Thursday that, like his boss, he will soon leave the Justice Department. The coming departure of Cole, who for four years has been the day-to-day boss of the department, adds to a growing leadership...

    Michael J. Howlett Jr., Cook County judge, 1948-2014

     Michael J. Howlett Jr., Cook County judge, 1948-2014
    Michael J. Howlett Jr., son of a former Illinois secretary of state, was an accomplished attorney, popular law professor and a Cook County judge. "He was one of the best judges and nicest men I ever met," said Judge William Bauer of the 7th U.S. Circuit...

    House ethics panel extends review of Gutierrez hiring of lobbyist

    House ethics panel extends review of Gutierrez hiring of lobbyist
    WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it would continue to review Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s hiring of an Illinois lobbyist who was paid more than $590,000 to perform extensive duties for his congressional office. The lobbyist, Doug...

    House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change

    House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change
    After media outrage earlier this week over a quietly approved change to how legislators must disclose privately funded trips, the House Ethics Committee is reversing course. The National Journal first reported that a rule change meant details of trips...