Biden DOJ To Keep Illinois US Atty For Now, Sens. Suggest

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 9:08 PM EST) -- Illinois U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said Tuesday that the Biden administration appears to be heeding their request to allow Chicago's top federal prosecutor to keep his job until his successor is confirmed.

John Lausch, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, was asked to resign by the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this month. The move drew the ire of the state's two Democratic U.S. senators, but they said in a statement Tuesday that they were pleased to hear reports that Lausch will now be kept in place amid an anti-corruption push now circling around a...

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