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Former Country Club Hills Officer Gets 1 Year for Trading DWI for Sex

A former Country Club Hills Police Officer is sentenced to 1 year in prison for giving an intoxicated woman a choice; arrest or sex.

12/20/2013

Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway

Former Kinloch Mayor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Keith Conway, 49, pleaded guilty Monday to submitting false employment records while at Dismas House, a St. Louis halfway house.

09/17/2013

Rod Blagojevich Makes A Statement Before Beginning 14-Year Prison Term

Blagojevich Appeals Convictions, Stiff Sentence

The lengthy filing comes more than two years after the Chicago Democrat’s retrial and 16 months after he entered a federal prison in Colorado.

07/16/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

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Former East St. Louis Police Officer Sentenced

Officer stole Rolex watch.

09/22/2012

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan dodges cameras as he leaves federal court April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was found guilty in his corruption trial after ten days of deliberations.  (Getty/Tim Boyle)

Court Sends Back Former Illinois Gov. Ryan’s Appeal

George Ryan has served more than three years of his 6 1/2-year sentence.

04/30/2012

DOJ, Department of Justice

Chesterfield Man Caught Up in Federal Fraud Case

Russell Todd admitted to accepting approximately $20,000 in luxury baseball tickets, meals and entertainment to a local gentlemen’s club from government contractors.

03/16/2012

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Mo. Republicans Blame Governor for Lack of Ethics Legislation

“I spoke with the governor the first day of legislative session and I haven’t heard from him since,” says Sen. President Pro-Tem Rob Mayer.

02/22/2012

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Judge Denies Blagojevich Request to Hear New Tapes

Judge James Zagel on Monday denied Blagojevich’s request to have previously unreleased wiretap tapes played at his Dec. 6 sentencing.

11/28/2011

Illinois

Illinois Flirts with Financial Disaster

As of early last month, the state owed on 166,000 unpaid bills worth a breathtaking $5 billion, with nearly half of that amount more than a month overdue.

10/16/2011

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