In 2016, there were more hate crimes in Chicago than there had been in the previous five years. Instances of anti-Semitic offenses also jumped 85 percent between 2016 and 2017.
In 2015, U.S. Senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez was charged with 18 counts of corruption, which included allegations of fraud, conspiracy and bribery. Seven of these counts--all bribery offenses--were connected to Mendenez's relationship with his long-time friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen. Melgen purportedly bought Menendez a lavish trip to Paris and donated to his political campaign in exchange for Mendendez's assistance with a medical dispute, a port security contract and securing U.S. visas for Melgen's girlfriends.
Crimes involving marijuana are typically handled at the state level, but there are certain drug crimes which are prosecuted at the federal level. Typically, if someone in Chicago is arrested with more than a certain amount of marijuana, he or she is charged with drug trafficking or one of the numerous other federal drug crimes. As you can imagine, federal crimes are far more serious than state-level drug crimes.