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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.
A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.
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.
The results are in following a federal investigation into alleged brutality by members of the Harvey police Department.
Illinois became a pioneer Sunday as the first state in the country to offer them online.
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.
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.
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.
The 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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