U.S. Attorney John Lausch appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Nov. 13, 2019. (WTTW News)

The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice was swiftly condemned by Illinois’ two Democratic senators, both close allies of President Joe Biden.

Ken Starr, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks during the impeachment trial of Trump on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (WTTW News via CNN)

The president’s lawyers on Monday resumed their impeachment defense that began on Saturday – but there was an elephant in the room.

Paul Manfort (File photo)

Defense lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, rested their case Tuesday without calling a single witness.

Illinois Senators and Mayor Emanuel are demanding the new U.S. Attorney focus on combating Chicago street crime. But will that really help-- and what about political corruption? Paris Schutz and his panel take a look.