Fidel Marquez, the government’s star witness in the “ComEd Four” bribery trial, continued his testimony for a second day Tuesday as he detailed how former utility officials allegedly conspired to corruptly influence Michael Madigan.
Crime & Law
‘If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It’: Prosecution’s Star Witness Continues Testimony in ‘ComEd Four’ Trial
ComEd’s lobbying team got the go-ahead in 2018 to kill the Illinois attorney general’s proposal to give low-income consumers a break on their electric bills with the blessing of her father, Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan, according to a witness.
The suspect also died after being shot by police following the violence at The Covenant School, a Presbyterian school for about 200 students from preschool through sixth grade.
Alex Nitchoff, 56, of Lemont, was charged with one count of conspiracy to bribe a public official and two counts of using a facility in interstate commerce in order to facilitate the acts of bribery, federal authorities announced Monday.
The number of motor vehicle thefts reported in Chicago this year as of March 19 is 6,421, a whopping 136% over the same time last year when 2,726 thefts were reported, according to Chicago Police Department data.
Twelve people were shot in 11 separate incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the Chicago Police Department said.
Little Village is on high alert as two young women have been found dead there in recent weeks. And now with a reported disappearance, 15-year-old Azreya Lomeli, who was last seen walking in Little Village, community members are increasing calls for action from the police.
Exonerated Police Torture Survivors Continue to Pursue Certificates of Innocence in 1994 Murder Conviction
In 1994, brothers Sean Tyler and Reginald Henderson were convicted of murder after being tortured into false confessions. They were exonerated in 2021 after serving more than 25 years in prison.
Detainees awaiting trial or serving misdemeanor sentences retain the right to vote, but face barriers to exercising it in many parts of the U.S. Cook County Jail, with more than 5,500 inmates and detainees, is one of the largest jails in the nation.
Idaho lawmakers passed a bill this week seeking to add the state to the list of those authorizing firing squads, which currently includes Mississippi, Utah, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Interest comes as states scramble for alternatives to lethal injections after pharmaceutical companies barred the use of their drugs.
The $21 million in grants will be funded through a dollar assessment charged annually on Illinois auto insurance policies.
‘Their Lives Will Never be The Same’: 18-Year-Old Charged After Woman Killed, Others Injured in Rollover Crash
Kurell Purnell, 18, was allegedly driving at more than twice the posted speed limit seconds before he slammed into a Kia Sorrento carrying Zainab Subhoh, 78, and six of her family members Tuesday night in North Park.
Chicago’s Next Top Cop Must Speed Up Effort to Rebuild Trust in Chicago Police, Former Reform Chief Says
A new report says Chicago’s next top cop must be “a dynamic change agent” fully committed to implementing the court order requiring the Chicago Police Department to change the way it trains, supervises and disciplines officers.
Legal Drama Surrounding Donald Trump Reaches Fever Pitch as New York Grand Jury Won’t Meet Wednesday
New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has suggested to an attorney for at least one witness in the past 24 hours that they might need to provide more testimony to the grand jury in its hush money probe, according to one source familiar with the probe.
Law enforcement officials are bracing for protests and the possibility of violence after Donald Trump called on his supporters to protest ahead of a possible indictment in New York.
According to Chicago Police Department data, 18 people were shot in 14 separate incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.