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Dan Webb - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Dan Webb was a small town boy from central Illinois who, after graduating from Loyola Law School, worked in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in the early 1970s while Jim Thompson served as the U.S. Attorney. A decade later, Thompson was governor and Webb was U.S. Attorney. In that position, Webb's office prosecuted scores of Cook County officials for vote fraud following the 1982 gubernatorial election. His office also prosecuted scores more in the Greylord political scandal case, a case that began before his tenure, and continued on after his departure for private practice in 1985.

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First Closing Argument with Law School Dean


Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Experiences with Jim Thompson as U.S. Attorney’s office

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

U.S. Attorney years, vote fraud investigation & Operation Greylord

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