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Brookins agreed to pay the fine to settle a complaint filed against him in 2013.

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Beena Patel lied about raising money for Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, officials said.

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Corrupt officials like Barbara Byrd-Bennett get tongue-lashing from federal judge.

Hyde Park »

President Obama brought the city a library, a slew of transit projects and, of course, Rahm Emanuel. 

Woodlawn »

Federal charges include wire fraud, bribery and extortion; feds tracked ATM withdrawals.

Ravenswood Manor »

The daughter of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was criticized on line after her court appearance.

Downtown »

Inspector General Joe Ferguson said Leon Brown took money in exchange for not towing a car.

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The Aviation Department fired the worker in January, but an appeal has been filed.

Downtown »

One duty of the Inspector General is to investigate if city workers violate the residency requirement.

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Inspector General Joe Ferguson charged the employee claimed repeatedly to have no other job.

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But Inspector General Joe Ferguson estimated the city's losses from the fraud at $1.4 million.

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The employee tried to get his job back after pleading guilty, but a city panel said no, a report said.

The Loop »

"It sends a deterrent message ... to public officials who might be tempted," said U.S. Attorney Fardon.

Downtown »

Ald. Ameya Pawar said he hoped it would help tame the "insane" commentary on EveryBlock.

Downtown »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged aldermen to find someone with "the ability and the authority" to police them.