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

November 21, 2014

Six Defendants Indicted In Alleged Plot To Collect $40,000 Business Debt By Assaulting Former Restaurant Employee

November 19, 2014

Chicago Police Officer Indicted For Alleged Civil Rights Excessive Force Violation And Obstruction Of Justice

November 6, 2014

Chicago Man Indicted On Federal Charges For Allegedly Illegally Selling And Possessing Firearms

November 5, 2014

Suburban Chicago Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Failing To Pay Taxes On $3.1 Million In Income Over Eight Years

November 4, 2014

Former Lansing Man Sentenced To Nearly 20 Years In Prison For Attempting To Persuade A Minor To Engage In Sexual Conduct

October 31, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office to Conduct Election Day Monitoring. Election Day Hotline: (312) 469-6157

October 30, 2014

Former Northwestern Physician To Pay The United States $475,000 To Settle Cancer Research Grant Fraud Claims

October 29, 2014

29 Defendants Facing State or Federal Charges for Alleged Roles in “Cracking Cards” Schemes Costing Banks Millions of Dollars

October 27, 2014

Joel R. Levin Returns To U.S. Attorney’s Office To Succeed Retiring First Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro

October 24, 2014

Des Plaines Man Sentenced To More Than 17½ Years In Federal Prison For Murder-For-Hire Of Estranged Wife And Her Friends

October 24, 2014

Illinois Lawyer And Internet Radio Talk Show Host Convicted In $9.7 Million Mortgage Fraud Schemes

October 22, 2014

MCC Escapee Joseph Banks Sentenced To 36 Years In Federal Prison For Armed Bank Robberies

October 21, 2014

Corrections Officer And Three Inmates Among Seven Charged In Alleged Plot To Smuggle Contraband Into Cook County Jail

October 20, 2014

Suburban Dermatologist Convicted Of Cheating Medicare And Private Insurers Of $2.6 Million In Health Care Fraud Scheme

October 17, 2014

Chicago Investment Advisor Convicted Of Defrauding Suburban Bank And Two Clients Of More Than $3.2 Million

October 10, 2014

Chicago Man Convicted Of Conspiracy To Violate U.S. Sanctions By Providing Services To Zimbabwean President Mugabe And Others

October 10, 2014

Taiwanese Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Violate U.S. Laws Preventing Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

October 6, 2014

FBI Arrests Suburban Chicago Man For Allegedly Attempting To Support Terrorism Overseas

October 3, 2014

Former Investment Adviser Sentenced To 3½ Years In Prison For $3 Million Loss To Victims In Financing Fraud Scheme

October 2, 2014

Bolingbrook Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Exporting Carbon Fiber And Other Controlled Items To Pakistan

October 2, 2014

High-Frequency Trader Indicted For Manipulating Commodities Futures Markets In First Federal Prosecution For "Spoofing”

October 1, 2014

22 Defendants Charged for Alleged Roles in Connected Drug Rings Extending From Mexico to Chicago and Across the U.S.

September 29, 2014

Chicago Taxicab Operator Indicted and Arrested for Allegedly Conspiring to Falsify Titles of Salvaged and Rebuilt Taxis

September 24, 2014

Chicago Area Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Manufacturing Child Pornogrphy

September 23, 2014

Suburban Immigration Attorney and Interpreter Indicted and Arrested for Allegedly Falsifying Clients’ Asylum Requests

September 18, 2014

West Side Gang Leader Responsible for Killing Off-Duty Detective and Woman Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Heroin Conspiracy

September 11, 2014

Former Chicago Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Federal Prison for Sexually Abusing Two Girls and Producing Child Pornography

September 10, 2014

Former Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Using Excessive Force Against Detainee in Maywood Lockup in 2010

September 9, 2014

Former Burnham Village Clerk Sentenced To 1½ Years In Prison For Stealing From Revenue Payments And Cheating On Taxes

September 5, 2014

Former Area Man Convicted Of Sex-Trafficking Two Minors And An Adult Victim At Southwest Suburban Motels

September 4, 2014

Suspended Physician Pleads Guilty To Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone And Falsely Billing Medicare In Undercover Probe

September 3, 2014

Former Suburban Chiropractor and His Wife Sentenced to Federal Prison for $1 Million Health Insurance Fraud Scheme

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