Here's a sad economic model: Economy goes into decline, bank robberies increase.
Was Chris Wright, City Councilman Jack Kelly's former chief of staff, greedy or needy when he took money and other help from his boss's political allies? A jury considers.
In another federal courtroom, the top attorney for former state Sen. Vince Fumo breaks down during testimony.
And Clout details a loophole in the local campaign finance law that allowed a local union funnel cash into the 2007 mayoral primary.