Who is under investigation? Chicago case highlights how tricky that question can be

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Who is under investigation?

Much has been made about why the FBI or federal prosecutors don’t comment on who is or isn’t a target?

Investigative reporter Ben Bradley examines a local case that underscores how tricky the territory can be.

It is a case study in why law enforcement is loath to comment on who may or not be targeted happened here in Illinois.

A U.S. attorney got ahead of investigators and offered a public reassurance that a politician wasn’t under investigation.

And a reassurance that turned out to be wrong.