Chicago

New U.S. Attorney in Chicago Faces Political Corruption, Street Violence

Last U.S. attorney sent two Illinois governors to jail

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Chicago's next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America's third-largest city.

Should he zero in on Illinois' deep pool of political corruption with the resolve of his predecessor, who sent two governors to prison? Or should he devote even more resources to the gang- and drug-related violence that has claimed hundreds of lives, including in neighborhoods near President Barack Obama's own house?