Northern District of Illinois

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About the U.S. Attorney

Zachary T. FardonZachary T. Fardon, USA

Zachary T. Fardon served as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade before entering private law practice and then returning to government service as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He began serving as the U.S. Attorney in Chicago on October 23, 2013, after President Obama signed his commission.

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about the District

The Northern District of Illinois covers 18 counties across the northen tier of Illinois, with a population of approximately nine million people. The office has more than 300 employees, including approximately 170 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and more than two dozen paralegals, along with other administrative and support staff. The district has a branch office in Rockford staffed by seven attorneys.


219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-5300
327 S. Church Street, Room 3300
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: (815) 987-4444

Recent News

August 28, 2014

Former Cook County Employee Arrested for Allegedly Swindling $330,000 From $10.3 Million U.S. Flood Relief Grant

August 28, 2014

Lakemoor Man Who Teaches in Buffalo Grove Middle School Arrested on Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

August 27, 2014

Chicago Man Allegedly Exploited U.S. Visa Program To Defraud Chinese Investors Of $160 Million In Purported O’Hare Complex

August 27, 2014

14 Area Defendants, Including 12 Felons, Charged With Illegally Possessing or Selling Firearms; More Than 100 Guns Seized

August 22, 2014

Three Southwest Suburban Defendants Indicted in Alleged Scheme to Defraud Organ and Tissue Donor Network<

August 18, 2014

Two Suburban Men Indicted on Federal Gun Charges for Allegedly Illegally Possessing 40 Firearms

August 13, 2014

Former Bahrain Banker Pleads Guilty to $1.3 Million Federal Income Tax Fraud; Begins Repayment

August 13, 2014

Former Redflex CEO, Liaison, and Chicago Official Indicted for Alleged Corruption in City’s Red Light Camera Contracts

August 7, 2014

Thirty-Five Defendants Facing State or Federal Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Heroin and Crack Cocaine on City’s West Side

August 5, 2014

Chicago Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Forced Sex-Trafficking of Four Victims, Including Two Minors

August 5, 2014

Former Physician Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison on Drug Charge for Trading Prescription Drugs for Sex and Cash

August 4, 2014

Former Lombard Businessman Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Soliciting Murder to Erase an $8 Million Debt

August 1, 2014

Grundy County Gun Dealer Indicted on Federal Charges for Allegedly Illegally Selling Firearms

August 1, 2014

Federal Officer Charged With Witness Tampering for Allegedly Hindering Investigation of Sham Marriage

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