CHICAGO | A former Burnham village clerk was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in May to stealing more than $650,000 from Burnham, spending much of it at Indiana casinos.
CHICAGO | A federal judge sentenced a South Holland tax preparer to nearly four years in prison Thursday for filing nearly 3,200 fraudulent federal income tax returns for clients, claiming $3.37 million in refunds.
HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.
CHICAGO | Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington, D.C., to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture judgment — part of his sentence for illegally dipping into his campaign coffers and spending the money on rock 'n' roll memorabilia, furs capes, vacations…
During breaks of shooting his music video, rapper Tex da Message talks about his project with Duke Tanner.
HAMMOND | A Griffith man has been sentenced to about 10 years in federal prison for possessing and distributing at least 500 grams of methamphetamine.
Former Chicago Alderman Edward "Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak was released from federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Thursday after serving a 10-month sentence for his role in a real estate kickback scheme.
HAMMOND | Remodeling costs were higher than expected for former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey and a former city supervisor.
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