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  • Rezko gave Gutierrez a deal on town house (Gutierrez, IL Dem Rep)

    11/14/2010 8:06:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-8-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Congressman told FBI he asked for -- and got -- free home upgrades ### Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Gutierrez told the FBI, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Gutierrez's comments to federal agents in a previously undisclosed 2008 interview contradict what the congressman told the Sun-Times in 2006 about the purchase. "I walked in with my wife -- as any other consumer could have -- and purchased the unit at the listed price, with no considerations," the Northwest Side congressman said then,...
  • Burglar May Have Drowned During River Escape

    12/13/2004 8:53:03 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 471+ views
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | December 13, 2004 | NBC 5 Chicago
    CHICAGO -- Police believe a suspected burglar who escaped police by jumping into the Chicago River may have drowned. Union Pacific police apparently surprised the burglar as he was breaking into boxcars near 33rd Street and Damen Avenue, according to Deering District Sgt. John Dowd. To escape, the suspect reportedly jumped into the Chicago River and tried to swim to the other side. The incident occurred at around 1 a.m. Monday. Officers from the Marine Unit, with help of a U.S. Coast Guard boat, searched for the suspect in the river near Kedzie Avenue until 3:30 a.m. Authorities said the...