Monday, March 25, 2013
It is unclear whether a Bloom faculty member allegedly involved with an inappropriate relationship with a student resigned or was fired.
A Bloom High School faculty member under investigation for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student is no longer employed by the district, Sun-Times Media reports. Bloom administration previously said no sex was involved in the relationship after the student’s parent brought it to their attention in Februrary. District 206 attorney Michael DeBartolo said the Illinois Department of Chidren and Family Services investigated the relationship, but would not comment whether the employee resigned or was fired. “Sexual relations are not the only relationships that are inappropriate enough for someone to lose their job either by termination or resignation,” DeBartolo told the Sun-Times Media. “There are many forms of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The former 2nd District representative may face $250,000 in fines and loss of his federal pension, in addition to jailtime after years of misspent campaign funds.
Former 2nd District Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. may lose an estimated $45,000 in federal pension and could face up to five years in prison, the Chicago Tribune reports. Reports indicate Jackson Jr. intends to plead guilty to spending over $750,000 in personal items—money which he now must pay back along with some of the swag he’s collected over the years. His wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, faces up to three years in prison for filing false tax returns for the past six years. She also plans on pleading guilty, the report says. Both Jackson’s could also each be fined up to $250,000. The outcome of the court’s decision will be based on many factors, some of which help Jackson, such as his ongoing struggle with Bipolar II disorder and…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The former U.S. representative's plea deal will include jail time, according to Sun-Times Media reports.
Former 2nd District Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with prosecutors, Sun-Times Media reports. Sources close to the investigation yesterday reported that the deal could include “significant jail time” for the defamed U.S. Representative. Jackson has been subject of a federal investigation since October 2012, for alleged misuse of campaign funds. Reports of Jackson’s misused finances include the purchase of a $40,000 Rolex watch and $5,000 per month to pay his wife’s consulting firm, according to the Sun-Times. Jackson’s wife, Sandi, is also in the crosshairs of a federal probe that spawned from Jackson’s initial investigation. For more, read the Sun-Times Media report.
The former U.S. Representative is facing potentially serious jail time after a federal investigation into alleged misuse of campaign finances.
“Significant jail time,” is included in a potential plea deal for former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Sun-Times Media reports. Federal authorities began an investigation into Jackson’s alleged misuse of campaign money in October 2012, while Jackson was on a leave of absence for mental disorders. The initial federal probe dovetailed into a second probe into Jackson’s wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson. There is some speculation that Jackson ratted on his wife, the Sun-Times reports. Reports of Jackson’s misused finances include the purchase of a $40,000 Rolex watch and $5,000 per month to pay his wife’s consulting firm, according to the report. For more, read the Sun-Times Media
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A legal advisor to Jackson may have told the congressman not to resign before the election, according to CBS 2 reports.
A fear of losing federal health insurance may have been the determining factor in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s decision to remain in office, according to a CBS 2 report. Jackson had been considering resigning from the position before the election, but he and his wife were talked out of the idea by a trusted legal adviser, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports. The prospect of losing the health insurance "just when he needed it most" was part of the reason Jackson reconsidered, the legal adviser told Levine. Read more about what Levine learned from Jackson's adviser. Jackson is currently the subject of a criminal investigation regarding his campaign spending and a congressional ethics investigation. Sun-Times columnist Michael …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Police say Sophia Ortiz was in the care of her father when she sustained fatal injuries.
Jonathan Ortiz, 23, was charged with murder Friday evening after his 4-month-old daughter Sophia Ortiz died Tuesday night, according to police. The girl was in Ortiz's care when she sustained multiple injuries, police told WGN Radio. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office determined the injuries and child abuse to be the cause of death, calling it a homicide. Police initially responded to a call early Monday morning about an unresponsive baby in the 100 block of West 31st Street. The baby appeared to have been shaken, South Chicago Heights Police Chief William Joyce told Sun-Times media. The Department of Child and Family Services is investigating the child’s father, but has had no prior investigations involving him, agency spokesman …