U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon Resigns at President Trump’s Request

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: United States Attorney Zachary T. Fardon Announces Resignation CHICAGO — Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois since 2013, today announced his resignation from the Office, effective … Continue reading

Corruption in the Dan Walker Administraton

My first public meeting was in the Algonquin Township Garage. It was about putting roads in the Silver Lakes, an unincorporated subdivision. I was in college (1960-65) and my father suggested I might find it of interest. Larry Lee was … Continue reading

Could the Feds Do More to Clean Up the Illinois Corruption Problem?

Considering that local State’s Attorneys seem to be hamstrung when they go after fellow officeholders, perhaps my title is too harsh. After all, throughout my lifetime, it has been pretty much the U.S. Attorney’s Office and newspapers that have gone … Continue reading

Fighting Political Corruption Last on Sun-Times’ Priorities for New U.S. Attorney

Yesterday I had the audacity to suggest that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel may have been trying to divert resources in the U.S. Attorney’s Office away from political corruption. Why else would he emphasize that newly-sworn in U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Request – Second Verse, Same as the First – with a U.S. Attorney Twist

My battery died last night, so I missed the hearing in which Sgt. John Koziol was asking Judge Thomas Meyer to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s alleged misdeed with reference to a Drug Enforcement Administration  probe … Continue reading

US Attorney Publicizes Election Day Fraud Hotline: 312-469-6157

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO CONDUCT ELECTION DAY MONITORING ELECTION DAY HOTLINE: (312) 469-6157 CHICAGO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office will monitor the general election in Chicago and surrounding suburbs on Tuesday, Nov. … Continue reading