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John Lausch

United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John R. Lausch Jr., talks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Building after the R. Kelly sentencing hearing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, in Chicago.

John Lausch

United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John R. Lausch Jr., talks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Building after the R. Kelly sentencing hearing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, in Chicago.

Chicago’s top federal prosecutor resigns

U.S. attorney John Lausch has investigated major corruption cases against Ald. Ed Burke and former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John R. Lausch Jr., talks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Building after the R. Kelly sentencing hearing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, in Chicago.

   

Appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2017, John Lausch stayed on after President Joe Biden took office at the urging of U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin so that he could finish his major investigations into politicians. His last day as U.S attorney for the Northern Illinois District is March 11.

Reset hears about his time in office, and his impact on Chicago and Illinois politics.

GUEST: Jon Seidel, federal courts reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times

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