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Chicago Street Gang Member of Hammond, Indiana Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison on Murder and Racketeering Conspiracy Charges

109 A member of a violent Chicago street gang has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity that included murder. Alonzo G. Horta, 23, of Hammond, […]

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US Attorney’s Office: Owner of Gifford’s Kitchen and Social in Elgin Applied For, Obtained COVID-19 Payroll Assistance After Firing All Employees

361 The owner of a restaurant in suburban Chicago has been indicted on a federal fraud charge for allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $175,000 in a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan guaranteed by the Small […]

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Alleged Chicago Black Disciples Gang Leader Among 23 Defendants Charged in Federal Drug and Gun Investigation

420 United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announce the arrest of 23 during sweep targeting Chicago gang Black Disciples (Jim Williams/CBS Chicago). CHICAGO — The alleged leader of the Black Disciples street […]

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First Federal Prosecutions Under ‘Operation Legend’ in Chicago: Three Suspects Charged in Federal Court With Illegally Possessing Guns or Ammunition

350 One Suspect Accused of Possessing a Machine Gun Federal authorities said the three face gun crimes charges under ‘Operation Legend’. All three suspects are in federal custody. CHICAGO — Three individuals have been charged […]

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Cook County Commissioner’s Staff Chief, Also a Sales Agent for Chicago-Area Red-Light Camera Company, Indicted in Bribery Conspiracy in Oak Lawn, Illinois

596 Patrick J. Doherty, a sales agent for a Chicago-area red-light camera company, has been indicted for allegedly conspiring to pay bribes to obtain approval to install additional cameras in suburban Oak Lawn. Patrick Doherty […]

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Federal Agents, Including Police from Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Part of National Sex Trafficking Raids in October

52 As part of Operation Cross Country XI, FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers and Victim Specialist Anne Darr describe the primary role of the FBI’s national multi-agency initiative—to recover children who are […]