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Attorney Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Last YearAttorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.
Federal Government To Buy Thomson Prison For $165MThe 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.
Cook County State's Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human TraffickingA total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.
Wells Fargo Settles With Atty. Gen. Madigan Over Subprime Lending PracticesIllinois 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.
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.
Hundreds Buy Lottery Tickets Online On First Day Of Internet SalesIllinois became a pioneer Sunday as the first state in the country to offer them online.
Family Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Shooting By Calumet City CopsAbout 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.
Teacher Poised To Win Damages For Denial Of Leave For Religious PilgrimageThe U.S. Justice Department has entered into a consent decree with the Berkeley School District 87 that settles a lawsuit centered on religious accommodations.
Feds: City Of Joliet Is Displacing African-American ResidentsThe 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.
ACLU Not Satisfied With State Police Statement On ProfilingThe Illinois State Police have responded to accusations of bias from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, but the ACLU is not satisfied.
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