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The Night Presidential Candidate John Kasich Tried to Ambush Me on "The O'Reilly Factor"

Peter Lance | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Lance

If Kasich makes it onto the ticket, the election will take place two weeks shy of the 10th anniversary of his guest host interview on "The O'Reilly Factor" in which he did the bidding of an ex U.S. Attorney I criticized in my HarperCollins investigative book "Triple Cross."

Former Federal Prosecutor To Keep An Eye On Controversial For-Profit College

AP | Kimberly Hefling | Posted 07.18.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education compa...

Five Years After the Blagojevich Arrest, Where Are They Now?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Monday marked the five-year anniversary of Rod Blagojevich's arrest. What followed made Illinois a national punch-line and represented a new low point for Illinois politics.

A New Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Garrison Xian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Garrison Xian

When my high school launched a new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, my perception was that entrepreneurship was a very difficult task that only a genius like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg could do.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

GOP Day at IL State Fair: 4 Gov Candidates Square Off

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republicans this year are giddy about their chances for retaking the governorship for the first time since Rod Blagojevich's victory in 2002.

A Play To Make James Joyce Proud

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

For James Joyce fans and scholars looking for a way to celebrate Bloomsday but haven't the time to attend a complete reading of Ulysses, the Irish Rep...

Chicago's New Federal Prosecutor Nominated

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Obama administration has chosen a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov. George Ryan ...

Irish Nanny Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Baby

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

WOBURN, Mass. — An Irish nanny accused of killing a baby who died of what prosecutors say was "abusive head trauma" while in her care pleaded no...

Woman Among Those Under Consideration To Lead FBI

The Washington Post | Sari Horwitz | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration has begun to search for a replacement for FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, and for the first time one of the leading cont...

Ex-U.S. Attorney Takes On Socrates In Mock Retrial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted mobsters, terrorists, a White House aide and two Illinois governors. On Thursday, the former top prosecu...

Next U.S. Attorney Expected To Be More Of An Insider

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The lanky, soft-spoken lawman from New York arrived in Chicago with a mandate to clean up corruption-plagued Illinois. And after a decade o...

4 Prosecutors Named As Possible U.S. Attorney Successors

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Chicago

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Four prosecutors with Illinois ties were recommended on Monday to President Barack Oba...

Former U.S. Attorney Announces New Gig

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Chicago

(Adds quotes from Fitzgerald) By Casey Sullivan and Nate Raymond Oct 22 (Reuters) - Patrick Fitzgerald, the former U.S. ...

Indicted Lawmaker: Federal Prosecutor A 'Rooster With No Nuts'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Indicted old-school Chicago lawmaker William Beavers lashed out Thursday in a press conference against the recently-retired prosecutor who charged him...

Dan Froomkin

Why U.S. Prosecutor Let Dick Cheney, Karl Rove Slip Away | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s prosecution of former CIA officer John Kiriakou for talking to journalists about the Bush/Cheney to...

Dan Froomkin

Squelching Secrets: Obama's Prosecutors Are Pursuing The Wrong Target | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's last cases as one of the nation's most prominent U.S. attorneys may turn out to be a misfire. John Kir...

Committee Will Help Pick Next U.S. Attorney In Chicago

AP | By TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Illinois' two senators will appoint a six-member committee to help find a worthy successor to outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, wh...

Blagojevich's Brother Weighs In On Fitzgerald's Resignation

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert had some harsh words in response to the news that the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted them both...

Fitzgerald On His Future: 'Public Service Is In My Blood'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explained his resignation Thursday on the belief that new blood would be healthy for the office &ndas...

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Will Step Down In June

AP | DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In a city and state known for tenacious corruption, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald became known for equal tenacity in going after po...

Notorious Pipe-bomb Mailer 'The Bishop' Is Guilty Of Unusual Plot

AP | By MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.05.2012 | Crime

CHICAGO -- Jurors on Friday convicted a small-town Iowa letter carrier who admitted sending dud pipe bombs along with threatening letters signed "The ...

Embattled County Official Holding McDonald's Fundraiser To Pay Legal Bills

Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago

A Cook County official facing federal tax-evasion charges is reportedly holding a fundraiser at a Navy Pier McDonald's to help cover his legal costs. ...

Beavers Pleads Not Guilty On Tax Fraud Charges

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

Shortly after embattled Cook County Commissioner William Beavers pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges Friday, he lashed out against U.S. Attorney P...

Md. Man Reinvests Salary From Fair Trade Business For Nepali Woman

Potomac Patch | Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact

Making the rounds during the Internet start-up craze in the 1990s, Potomac resident Ed Edmondson worked to help develop the product marketing and busi...