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Justice Department: Pregnant Teachers Illegally Fired At Scammon Elementary

Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school were fired in violation of the law when they announced their pregnancies, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

12/23/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder To Meet With Police, Public In Chicago

Holder’s meeting with law enforcement, elected officials and the public on Friday is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.

12/12/2014

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Illinois Getting $300M From Record Bank Of America Settlement

Illinois is set to receive a $300 million share of a record $16.7 billion nationwide settlement with Bank of America, over allegations of financial misconduct that helped lead to the 2008 financial crisis.

08/21/2014

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Madigan: Illinois To Get $300M From Settlement With Bank Of America

The deal announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department stems from the bank’s role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

08/21/2014

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Feds Adding More Agents To Chicago To Fight Gun Violence

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was sending seven more agents to Chicago, for a total of 52 agents helping stop the flow of illegal guns into the city.

07/17/2014

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Legislative Panel To Vote Next Week On Feds’ Request To Delay Probe Of Quinn Program

The co-chairman of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued anti-violence program said Thursday members of the commission will vote next week whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off their probe for 90 days.

07/10/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Feds To Lawmakers: Stop Calling For Quinn Staff To Testify

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the governor is shrugging off the news.

07/09/2014

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Kirk Seeking Criminal Probe Of VA Scandal

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Friday he has evidence the Veterans Administration falsified wait times for patients at VA hospitals, and he said the matter demands criminal investigation.

06/13/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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Philly Getting Federal Help In Fighting Gang Violence; Why Not Chicago?

As cities struggle to contain gang violence, which claims lives and holds communities hostage, federal government is sending in special agents to help — but not to Chicago.

CBS 2–07/25/2012

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Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

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Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

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Local Congressmen Discuss Committee Vote To Find Holder In Contempt

Two Chicago area Congressmen sit on the committee that voted to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. One voted in favor of the contempt citation, while the other against it.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

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Opinion: Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

As the calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal rages on, there is a new wave of demands for him to step down regarding yet another issue […]

06/13/2012

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Justice Department: Harvey Cops Used ‘Heavy-Handed Force’

A federal investigation of the Harvey Police Department found officers engaged in “heavy-handed uses of force that were largely avoidable.”

04/03/2012

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AP: Justice Department Will Meet With BCS

The college football world continues to be filled with controversy. Earlier this week it was Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor, now the Justice Department is taking aim at the BCS.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

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Chicago’s New Top Cop Tied To Federal Probe In Newark, N.J.

Federal authorities are investigating the police department in Newark, New Jersey, after the state’s American Civil Liberties Union complained of rampant misconduct and lax internal oversight.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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Justice Department Asks ‘Serious Questions’ About BCS

The Justice Department wants to know why the NCAA doesn’t have a college football playoff system and says there are “serious questions” about whether the current format to determine a national champion complies with antitrust laws.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011