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Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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By Phil Rogers

Former Alderman Released on Bond

Ambrosio Medrano, convicted in the Operation Silver Shovel scandal at City Hall two decades ago, faces new charges stemming from an elaborate scheme to sell bandages to Cook County Hospital, and a second... Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Former Lawmakers Arrested

Former Lawmakers Arrested

Details of the charges, against a total of seven defendants, will be unsealed when the pair appear in federal court at 3 p.m. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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By BJ Lutz, Jeff Goldblatt, Courtney Copenhagen

Former Lawmakers Charged With Corruption

Ambrosio Medrano, who previously served as Chicago's 25th Ward alderman, and former 7th District Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno, were among seven defendants in court. Read »

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