The corruption trial of McHenry County's top prosecutor is scheduled to start Monday.Louis Bianchi is accused of using McHenry County resources and personnel to further his political career and then trying to cover up evidence.Bianchi's secretary is on trial with him, accused of perjury and obstruct
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Maurice Possley worked as an investigative reporter for nearly 25 years for the Chicago Tribune. As a federal courts reporter and then as a deputy metropolitan editor, he unearthed great misconduct and wrongful convictions.
Edwin Edwards, the wisecracking and very corrupt former Louisiana governor, was released from prison for a halfway house.Edwards, age 83, was famous not only for epic corruption but for his ability to entertain. Check out this video in which Edwards "reviews" movies in 1988.
Chicago's reputation for hardball politics and public corruption is legendary. But who knew that reputation was global? We didn't have a clear idea of it ourselves until the BBC World Service called to ask if we'd be willing to collaborate with them on a documentary examining the history