Municipal Bribery Takes Down Cook County Mayor, Vendor

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Federal Indictment Charges Former Mayor of Markham with Pocketing Bribes While in Office in Exchange for Steering City Work to Vendors CHICAGO — The former mayor of south suburban Markham solicited and … Continue reading

Markham Deputy Police Chief Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER MARKHAM DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGE ALLEGING AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE CHICAGO — The former deputy police chief in south suburban Markham was arrested today after being charged … Continue reading

Cooperation of Strip Club Owner in Harvey, Markam and Elk Grove Village Might Cause Local Nervousness

Friday, Federal Judge Joan Lefkow agreed to a light sentence for “gentlemen’s” club owner Michael Wellek, a resident of Libertyville. 18 months, instead of up to four years. The reason? Cooperation. Strangely, the plea agreement did not accompany the press … Continue reading

IRS Trips Up “Gentlemen’s” Club Operator

The Feds have gotten a suburban sex club operator the same way they got Al Capone. On tax charges. Here’s the press release. OWNER OF SUBURBAN ADULT ENTERTAINMENT CLUBS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS IN JAIL AND SIX MONTHS HOME CONFINEMENT … Continue reading