Anne Sullivan was fired from Moore’s 49th Ward office in 2009, and paid nearly $9,000 in taxpayer-funded severance. She claims it was hush money to keep her quiet about alleged ethical violations in his office.
Illinois' 2nd Congressional District hasn't been represented by someone who didn't end up in serious trouble in more than three decades. That hangs over residents as they go to the polls Tuesday for a special primary for U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s replacement.
The bribery case of an Illinois lawmaker may take a rare step this week. Attorneys are scheduled to debate whether federal authorities lied about the background of a key witness who secretly recorded Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith.