It’s a significant milestone for the Justice Department, which has now secured seditious conspiracy convictions against the leaders of two major extremist groups prosecutors say were intent on keeping Democratic President Joe Biden out of the White House at all costs. The charge carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
Steven Woletz, 46, has been charged with one count of threatening a public official, a Class 3 felony, after he allegedly left a voicemail in which he threatened to kill the governor.
A Faith Leader Was Convicted of Sexually Abusing a Student and Employee. He Still Lives Within Feet of the School.
A brief exchange was all it took for convicted sexual predator and faith leader to be granted permission to live within feet of a school — something not normally permitted under Illinois’ sex offender laws.
“This is very clear: We do not want to stand for this sort of corruption,” juror Amanda Schnitker Sayers said during an appearance on “Chicago Tonight.”
11 Men Exonerated of Murder Convictions File Civil Suit Against Disgraced Ex-Detective Reynaldo Guevara
For nearly two decades, Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara was an infamous presence on the city’s Northwest Side. More than 50 people have accused Guevara of framing them for murders, coercing false confessions and engaging in other misconduct from the 1980s to the early 2000s.
Federal prosecutors allege eight of the nine defendants are members or associates of the Black P Stone Nation street gang. Charges include firearms trafficking, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon as a convicted felon.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is not seeking reelection. Closing arguments wrap up in the so-called “ComEd Four” trial. And some familiar Illinois faces are working on President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.
The backlog stems from a change made two months after President Joe Biden took office, when Border Patrol agents began now-defunct practice of quickly releasing immigrants on parole.
The employees were charged with accepting bribes in exchange for reducing assessed values on properties owned by Chicago-area fence installation company.
Prosecutors in the so-called ComEd Four trial say the defendants are liars and bribers. Defense attorneys say their clients are talented at their jobs, and merely were caught in a government witch hunt aimed at Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Robert Sylvester Kelly was transferred from the Metropolitan Correctional Center Chicago to the federal correctional institution in Butner, North Carolina, on April 19, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Benjamin O’Cone said Monday via email.
The employees were found to have defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program designed to help businesses stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anne Pramaggiore was one of Chicago’s most high-profile executives, serving as CEO of ComEd, as well as chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Chicago’s Board of Directors, and on the boards of DePaul University and Motorola. All of those titles are gone now and replaced with another: defendant.
White Kansas City Homeowner Accused of Shooting Black Teen Who Knocked on Wrong Door Charged With 2 Felonies
The 85-year-old man who shot and wounded a 16-year-old Black teen after the teen went to the wrong home to pick up his siblings will face two felony charges, officials announced Monday evening.
Taking the Stand in Her Defense, Former ComEd CEO Describes Relationship With Madigan and His Lobbyist
As CEO of Illinois’ powerful ComEd utility company, Anne Pramaggiore had to take risks. On Thursday, she took another as she stepped to the witness stand at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse downtown, to testify in her own defense.
The prosecution rests its case in the corruption trial of the “ComEd Four.” The challenges facing Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson. And Chicago is named to host the DNC in 2024.