Former Cook County Board president wants to get back into the political game. Read »
Government's case against Cook County Commissioner has been, at times, a mind-numbing excursion through the his bank statements, tax forms, even computer printouts of the Player’s Card he used at Hammond’s... Read »
A Chicago Democrat cashed multiple four-figure checks from his campaign to himself and then gambled the money away on slot machines at a feverish pace -- sometimes within hours on a single day -- an Internal... Read »
A powerful Chicago politician who earns just a five-figure salary gambled away nearly $500,000 playing slot machines over three years at a single casino, according to records entered into evidence by prosecutors... Read »
The judge presiding over the tax-evasion trial of an influential Chicago Democrat imposed a gag order Wednesday on the attorneys handling the case after one of the defense lawyers said jury-pool selection... Read »
Race became an issue Tuesday at the tax-evasion trial of an influential Cook County commissioner after the defense complained there were no black men in an initial jury pool and asked for it to be dismissed. Read »
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