Illinois Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin are meeting with U.S. Attorney nominee Zachary Fardon on Wednesday to discuss stepping up gun and gang prosecutions in Chicago — as Kirk is calling for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples.
President Barack Obama tapped Fardon last week, picking from four names jointly forwarded to the White House by Durbin, a Democrat and Kirk, a Republican. The Senate Judiciary Committee — of which Durbin is a member — is expected to approve Fardon in one or two months and send his nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. . .