Charles Cui, 48, allegedly steered legal business to Burke after the city denied a permit for a sign that was critical to Cui’s redevelopment project.
THE WATCHDOGS: Tony Rezko’s ex-business partner confirms he had a deal to sell 62-acre site at Roosevelt Road and Clark Street, but Rezko said no.
Many surely don’t know the complicated role Harold Washington played in Toni Preckwinkle’s rise or other factors that brought her to this point.
THE WATCHDOGS: No one else has ever been charged with killing Dean Goldufsky after the Chicago police tried twice to get coworker prosecuted.
A big customer of a failed Bridgeport bank is charged with forcing his way in with gun-carrying lawyer after losing his office in bankruptcy.
THE WATCHDOGS: The unfolding federal investigation of Ald. Danny Solis has exposed behind-the-scenes machinations over state-owned land in Chinatown.
A Northwest Side woman is suing City Hall and her former boyfriend, a Chicago police sergeant she says goaded her into shooting herself in the face.
THE WATCHDOGS: Chicago police Sgt. Eric J. Elkins was given a break that boosted his pension despite internal affairs investigation over sex crime.
THE WATCHDOGS: Once alderman left payroll, he couldn’t face discipline. “We didn’t investigate anyone who wasn’t a current employee,” monitor says.
THE WATCHDOGS: “It does not make any sense to us why it was lowered,” staff of new county assessor says of alderman’s tax breaks on home, ward office.
THE WATCHDOGS: Eric J. Elkins had been on desk duty since shortly after being accused in 2015 of touching a teenage boy’s genitals over his clothes.
Hynes’ name repeatedly pops up in the affidavit filed to win approval of warrants for Ald. Danny Solis’ home and offices after FBI wiretapped Solis.
Whatever ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley, family told special prosecutor in probe that sent Daley nephew to jail for killing David Koschman stays secret.
When FBI agents raided the City Hall offices of Ald. Edward M. Burke on Nov. 29, they were seeking a wide range of documents.
Becky Strzechowski, principal officer of Teamsters Local 700, had been one of the highest-ranking female Teamsters officials in the country.