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US Attorney Priorities, According to Senators

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The U.S. attorney nominee for Northern Illinois will have two No. 1 priorities.  This is according to Illinois’ two U.S. senators who recommended Zachary Fardon (pictured) for the job. They met with him Wednesday in Chicago.  Task No. 1 will be public corruption, says Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.).  “The U.S. attorney’s office is the linchpin in public corruption and integrity and preventing Illinois from becoming the equivalent of a banana republic,” he said at a post-meeting news conference that Fardon did not attend.
 
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Also a priority must be gangs, drugs, violence and illegal guns, says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). “We have made it clear that we are dealing with an endemic problem in our state of street crime and violence which is troubling and heartbreaking on a daily basis,” he said.   Durbin has called for stricter enforcement of federal laws against straw purchases of guns, i.e. an individual legally buying the gun for the purpose of giving or re-selling it to someone who cannot legally purchase a gun.  Fardon, who has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Tennessee and Illinois, is currently in private law practice in Chicago. He is awaiting Senate confirmation.
 
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