The leader of an Illinois House investigation into alleged misconduct by a lawmaker says she will suggest asking federal prosecutors how much they can reveal about their bribery case against Rep. Derrick Smith.Democratic Rep.
Updated at 6:55 p.m. Federal authorities arrested an Illinois state representative from Chicago on one count federal bribery charge Tuesday. Democrat Derrick Smith represents the 10th House District, which includes sections of the city's West and North sides.The U.S.
Cook County Commissioner and former Chicago Ald. Bill Beavers is facing federal criminal charges.The 77-year-old Beavers was an alderman from 1983 to 2006, when he then became a Cook County commissioner.U.S.
As a young reporter at the Chicago Tribune in the early 1970s, Pam Zekman had repeatedly asked her editors to buy her a tavern. Then she went across the street to the Sun-Times, and she found an editor ready to say yes. To be clear, Zekman’s desire to open a bar was stri