CHICAGO — A former federal prosecutor who helped convict former Gov. George Ryan appears to be the favorite to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, sources in Washington and Chicago told the Tribune.
The sources said Zachary Fardon, 46, is the leading candidate to be nominated to the federal law enforcement post in Chicago.
The White House declined to comment Sunday, saying that the internal selection process was still in motion.
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