SUN-TIMES: Lausch confirmed to be Chicago’s next U.S. Attorney

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The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “The Senate unanimously confirmed on Thursday John Raymond Lausch Jr. to be the next top federal prosecutor in Chicago — a city President Donald Trump has singled out for blistering criticism because of its struggles to curb violent crime.

Lausch, 47, will officially become the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois when Trump signs his commission. The president is traveling in Asia, so it is not known when he will sign the paperwork — a formality at this point.

Trump nominated Lausch for U.S. attorney on Aug. 3, citing, among other items, his work as a former federal prosecutor in Chicago handling narcotic and gang cases…”

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