Daniel Solis, ex-Chicago alderman-turned-FBI-mole, charged with bribery
Then Alderman Daniel Solis, shown in 2012 during a City Council meeting, has been charged with one count of bribery. - Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Former Chicago Ald. Daniel Solis, who turned government mole to help federal investigators build cases against Ald. Edward Burke and ex-House Speaker Michael Madigan, has been charged with a bribery count. The bare-bones, one-count criminal information alleged Solis, who abruptly retired as 25th Ward alderman in 2018 a month before his cooperation with the FBI was revealed, corruptly solicited campaign donations from an unidentified real estate developer in exchange for zoning changes in 2015, when Solis was head of the City Council Zoning Committee. Those general allegations had alr...