By Annie Sweeney
Chicago Tribune reporter
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said it was not an easy decision to step down next month after nearly 11 years in the powerful office, but he said itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s healthy for a change at the top.
Fitzgerald reiterated that he has no career plans at this point — though he ruled out running for an elected office — and said he will take the summer to mull over his options.
“I thought this was the right time,” he told a news conference this morning, adding that having a “fresh view, a fresh set of eyes” are good for the office. “It’s important that there be change… Read More
I once did a portrait session with the man who I always refer to as Elliot Ness, who locked up a media baron, two Illinois Governors and almost took down Dick Cheney. In between frames we had a nice conversation, both of us new transplants to Chicago.