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Jon Seidel covers federal courts for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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El ex representante estatal Eddie Acevedo se declara culpable de evadir impuestos

El febrero pasado, los fiscales fueron tras Acevedo y sus hijos, Michael y Alex, con acusaciones separadas.

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Former state Rep. Eddie Acevedo pleads guilty to tax evasion

The Sun-Times reported in June 2020 that Acevedo had been drawn into a federal corruption probe. In February, prosecutors indicted Acevedo and his sons.

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Man who carjacked off-duty Chicago detective sentenced to decade in federal prison

While a "jittery" Jamar Jarvis pointed a gun toward the woman’s head, prosecutors said another person asked her, "How does it feel knowing you’re going to die tonight?"

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A top Streets and San official with deep Daley ties indicted in Bridgeport bank failure case

William M. Mahon, who was once suspended for helping rig city job applicants’ test scores, now faces charges over his role as a Washington Federal Bank for Savings board member.

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Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his defense

Smollett for the first time told jurors his version of the night he was attacked, spending around six hours fielding questions from his attorney and parrying Special Prosecutor Dan Webb about his role in the alleged hoax.

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Crest Hill couple plead guilty in U.S. Capitol breach, admit they entered through broken window

In all, at least 19 Illinoisans are among the hundreds charged nationwide in connection with the riot that interrupted the Electoral College vote count and led to what prosecutors say is likely the largest criminal investigation in U.S. history.

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Another Springfield man spotted on U.S. Senate floor facing charges in Capitol riot, says he was arrested for supporting Trump 

Charges against Roy Nelson Franklin have been likely ever since his companion in the breach, Thomas B. Adams Jr., was arrested in April. A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Springfield alleges an agent overheard Franklin tell someone the whole thing was fun.

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Chicago activist who declared ‘we are patriots’ charged in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach

Larry Ligas is at least the 18th individual from Illinois charged in connection with the Capitol breach that interrupted the Electoral College vote count and led to the arrests of hundreds of people across the country.

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‘New sheriff’ headed to jail? Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta resigns, pleads guilty in red-light camera bribery scheme

Crestwood lawyer Burt Odelson said a special meeting has been set for Nov. 23 to try to pick an acting mayor who would serve through the next municipal election in April 2023.

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Businessman admits rewarding then-state Sen. Martin Sandoval, with help from Jeff Tobolski

Vahooman "Shadow" Mirkhaef’s name appeared in federal search warrant documents in 2019, but it wasn’t until earlier this month that he finally faced charges for paying off Sandoval.