The $30,000 Northeastern Illinois University was to pay ex-Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was just latest in a series of big fees for graduation speakers.
Even being seen with a gang member sends 1,000s to jail, as the Chicago police increasingly cite ties of family, friends, neighbors to bust parolees.
T.J. Jimenez won $25 million from the city of Chicago for wrongful conviction — then blew it on a deadly gang war that “blew up the West Side.”
Chicago business dealings in Zimbabwe are key to tax case against ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds that may give a look at Chicagoans’ ties with dictator Mugabe.
Paul Vallas, named to a top Chicago State University role, urged La. officials in 2007 to hire a consultant now headed to prison in CPS bribe scandal.
Five people killed. More than 1,000 injured. A cost to Chicago taxpayers around $16 million. That’s the toll exacted by CTA bus crashes in 2015-2016.
The abandoned factory that the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. left behind in Bridgeport has caused a series of economic hits for Chicagoans.