Former state Sen. Sam McCann is pictured in a mugshot after being arrested last week for violating his conditions of pretrial release. (Courthouse photo by Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois; booking photo from Macon County Sheriff’s Office)

Former state Sen. SamMcCann’s trial has been delayed numerous times since his February 2021 indictment on fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion charges.   

Former GOP state Sen. Sam McCann’s pickup truck – the same make and model of a truck named as an illicit purchase in his indictment – is parked outside of the Paul Findley Federal Courthouse in Springfield, where McCann was supposed to have faced a corruption trial this week. (Hannah Meisel / Capitol News Illinois)

Judge declares Sam McCann out of ‘excuses’

The arrest caps a bizarre week that was supposed to have seen his corruption trial begin and end – until a last-minute hospitalization forced its postponement until Monday. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker appear on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 14, 2017 and March 14, 2018, respectively.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker traded barbs Thursday evening in their first matchup heading into the Nov. 6 general election, some 6.5 weeks away.

“McCann is being used as a pawn by Pritzker and Madigan,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thusday, April 26, 2018.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner weighs in for the first time on a new entrant to the governor’s race: state Sen. Sam McCann.

There’s a new candidate in the race for governor. A conversation with state Sen. Sam McCann.

(State Sen. Sam McCann / Facebook photo)

State Sen. Sam McCann enters the race for Illinois governor as a Conservative Party candidate.