11/14/2017 12:18:00 PM Indicted Chicago alderman won't seek re-election
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago alderman who has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges says he won’t seek re-election.
Willie Cochran said his decision not to seek re-election is unrelated to his federal indictment on bribery charges.
The 15-count indictment of Cochran, handed down in December, includes bribery and extortion counts. It alleges Cochran extorted money from a store owner and pilfered funds from an activities fund to pay for gambling and his daughter’s college tuition.