U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has issued two indictments in as many days alleging official corruption in Illinois. Here is yesterday's indictment against Stuart Levine and others for actions relating to the Teachers Retirement System:
Teachers Retirement System Indictment 8/3/05
And today he announced indictments against former employees of the City of Chicago for shakedowns and improper gifts relating to Millenium Park and other Park District projects. That indictment isn't yet available (really, who issues indictments these days without first making the pdf?), but we'll post it as soon as it's available.
And in a completely unrelated move, PRNewswire has just announced a seminar on "Ethics/Law/Crisis Management" The seminar, to be held in Chicago, is actually focused on confidential sources, but also promises to help PR professionals understand "how ethics apply in crisis management" RSVP by August 15, if you're interested; no fair responding on behalf of your least favorite pol.