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Superseding Federal Indictment Against Former Illinois Speaker of the House Adds Charge for Alleged Corruption Scheme Related to AT&T Illinois

CHICAGO — A federal grand jury in Chicago has charged former Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Michael J. Madigan with corruptly arranging for payments to be made to a political ally as part […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Investigation into the Murder of Laquan McDonald: No Successive Prosecution of Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke

CHICAGO — On April 13, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced a joint federal and state investigation into the Oct. 20, 2014, fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. On Nov. […]

McHenry County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jacob Keltner
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Federal Jury Convicts Former Springfield, Illinois Resident with the Killing of Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Jacob Keltner

ROCKFORD — A federal jury in Rockford today convicted a former Springfield, Illinois resident in connection with the killing of Special Deputy U.S. Marshal/McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner. The jury found Floyd E. Brown, […]

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Southern California Businessman Sentenced to 1 Year in Federal Prison for Illegally Brokering Sales of Embargoed Defense Articles From China

CHICAGO — A Southern California businessman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally brokering the sales of embargoed defense articles from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and filing a false […]

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Chicago Brothers Charged in Labor Trafficking Conspiracy — Accused of Forcing Mexican Immigrants to Work in Brothers’ Construction Trade

CHICAGO — Two brothers from Chicago have been arrested on a labor trafficking charge for allegedly forcing undocumented Mexican immigrants to work in the construction trade. Agustin Arias Lopez, 30, and Juan Arias Lopez, 32, […]

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Federal Jury Convicts North Riverside Resident of Laundering Drug Proceeds on Behalf of Traffickers in Mexico

CHICAGO — A federal jury has convicted a North Riverside resident of laundering illegal narcotics proceeds on behalf of drug traffickers in Mexico. In the summer and fall of 2017, Huazhi Han schemed with an […]

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Chicago Resident Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing More Than a Dozen Chicago Stores at Gunpoint

CHICAGO — A Chicago resident has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for violently robbing more than a dozen Chicago liquor and convenience stores. In the summer and fall of 2016, Angelo Stanton […]

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Aurora Resident Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Throwing Explosive Device into Naperville Restaurant

A Aurora resident sentenced after arrest on federal charges for trying to damage a Naperville restaurant with an explosive device during widespread looting in June. CHICAGO — An Aurora resident has been sentenced to five […]

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Chicago Attorney Convicted on False Statement and Tax Offenses Regarding Funds Received From Failed Bank Washington Federal Bank for Savings

CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted a Chicago attorney on false statement and tax offenses in connection with funds he received from the failed Washington Federal Bank for Savings. Patrick D. Thompson, 52, of […]

AR-15 "Ghost Gun" in illegal sale in Deerfield (SOURCE: US Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois)
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Federal Jury Convicts Glenview Resident After Illegally Selling AR-15 “Ghost Gun” in Grocery Store Lot in Deerfield

CHICAGO — A federal jury has convicted a man on a firearm charge for illegally selling a “ghost gun” to a convicted felon in a Chicago suburb. The jury in U.S. District Court in Chicago […]

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Convicted Felon Admits Illegally Possessing Semi-Automatic Rifle at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Chicago

An armed man fired at the entrance of a Chicago veteran`s hospital Monday afternoon before stepping inside, where officials say he was quickly arrested before anyone was injured. YouTube Tips ⓘ CHICAGO — A convicted […]