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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...

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...

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. ...

Epilogue: Will Politicos Learn From Blagojevich's Downfall?

Jack Conaty | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago
Jack Conaty

Are longer prison terms the antidote to political corruption in this state? Will that be the legacy of the three-year Blagojevich spectacle? All that remains to be seen.

Prosecutors Hope Rezko Sentence Sends A Message

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors say the harsh 10 1/2-year prison sentence handed to a former fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich should send a mes...

U.S. Attorney: Want To Fight Corruption? Start Speaking Up About It

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald sounded off on a variety of topics at the City Club of Chicago Monday -- and reminded the crowd that everyone needs s...

Woodland Hills Man Sentenced For Endangering National Security

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

CHICAGO — A 38-year-old man who admitted he tried to illegally export parts of missiles to Iran from the United States has been sentenced to mor...

US Attorney: Blagojevich Verdict 'Bittersweet'

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The top federal prosecutor in Chicago says the verdict delivered in Rod Blagojevich's trial sends a "loud and clear message" that the ouste...

How Top Secret America Misfires

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in the wrong direction.

Blagojevich: Focus on Sentencing, Not a Retrial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's move forward, US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and spend the public's limited tax dollars and limited resources on catching some other bad guys. You did what you said you would do.

VOTE: Should Illinois Voters Pay For A Blagojevich Retrial?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As some jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial express regret, federal prosecutors are already gearing up for a retrial. On Tuesday, a jury ...

Boycott White House Gate Crasher's Housewife Show!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Should Bravo TV have rewarded White House gate crasher Michaele Salahi with a spot on its new reality series, The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C?

Mumbai Terror Case: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald To Handle Case In Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has personally prosecuted just one case in Chicago since arriving in September 2001 from New York, where he'd made hi...

Mr. Fitzgerald, In Your Threat to Sue for Libel, Please, Either Put Up or Shut Up

Peter Lance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Lance

Patrick Fitzgerald, the most intimidating Federal prosecutor in America, sent me a letter threatening to sue for libel if a book I wrote, critical of his anti-terrorism track record, was published.

Patrick Fitzgerald Says He'll Never Run For Elected Office (LISTEN)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Don't look for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's name on a ballot - ever. The high-profile prosecutor said on WLS radio Friday that ...

Patrick Fitzgerald Agrees To Stay As US Attorney: Durbin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Corruption-busting prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to stay on as U.S. attorney in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin said Mond...

DOJ: Remaining Bush U.S. Attorneys Can Stay

Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With all the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's firings of several U.S. attorneys, the question for the Obama administration became: Wh...

Chicago Residents Charged in HUD, Social Security Fraud

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifteen people are facing federal charges Thursday of defrauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development out of hundreds of thousands of ...