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Federal Government To Buy Thomson Prison For $165M

The federal government has agreed to buy the vacant Thomson Correctional Center, in western Illinois along the Iowa border, in a move that has been held up for almost three years.

10/02/2012

Anita Alvarez

Cook County State’s Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human Trafficking

A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Settles With Atty. Gen. Madigan Over Subprime Lending Practices

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo on claims that the bank steered African-Americans and Latinos into risky subprime loans.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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Feds: Harvey Police Engaged In ‘Heavy-Handed Uses Of Force’

The results are in following a federal investigation into alleged brutality by members of the Harvey police Department.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Hundreds Buy Lottery Tickets Online On First Day Of Internet Sales

Illinois became a pioneer Sunday as the first state in the country to offer them online.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2012

Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Family Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Shooting By Calumet City Cops

About 10 people marched with the family of 15-year-old Stephon Watts Saturday, demanding sanctions against the Calumet City police officers who shot the autistic teen to death.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

Scales Of Justice

Teacher Poised To Win Damages For Denial Of Leave For Religious Pilgrimage

The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a consent decree with the Berkeley School District 87 that settles a lawsuit centered on religious accommodations.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Scales Of Justice

Feds: City Of Joliet Is Displacing African-American Residents

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Joliet, alleging it is violating fair housing laws by moving to condemn a 1960s era federally-subsidized affordable housing development.

WBBM Newsradio–08/05/2011

Illinois State Police Crown Victoria Interceptor (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ACLU Not Satisfied With State Police Statement On Profiling

The Illinois State Police have responded to accusations of bias from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, but the ACLU is not satisfied.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011