HAMMOND | The owner of a Munster tree-trimming business will spend a year in federal prison for paying kickbacks to a former Hammond councilman in exchange for city work, court records show.
CHICAGO | A Portage man accused of accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into a Chicago correctional facility where he worked was sentenced Monday.
HAMMOND | The lawyer for former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas is withdrawing as his attorney from Salinas' appeal.
CHICAGO | A Markham man who was the victim of a shooting is charged with bribery for offering not to testify in the case against the suspect in exchange for $1,000, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
CROWN POINT | A Hobart woman was charged with drunken driving, bribery, intimidation, resisting arrest and false informing, Lake County court records show.
Disgraced Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas resigned from office Monday, just a few hours after pleading guilty to taking more than $10,000 in kickbacks for steering city work to a contractor.
WESTVILLE | A Westville Correctional Facility officer was arrested and charged with bribery and trafficking Friday after allegedly attempting to bring tobacco products to an inmate there.
HAMMOND | A 51-year-old Portage man is accused of taking bribes in his position as a guard at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
HAMMOND | The owner of a tree-trimming service agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to paying a bribe to a Hammond city councilman in exchange for city work, federal court records show.
Early prison release raises red flag
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | It's never good for a politician to find a protégé in the criminal cross hairs of the Justice Department.
So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.
A south suburban building inspector has been charged with accepting cash bribes to influence the outcome of building code violations at two Riverdale apartment buildings, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
CHICAGO | After more than a week of silence, jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich threw the courtroom into confusion Wednesday when they sent a note to the judge suggesting they may be deadlocked on at least some counts.
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