DOJ Moves To Intervene In Lawsuit Against City Of Chicago Claiming Crosswalk Signals Are Not Accessible For The Visually ImpairedThe U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit against the City of Chicago, over the failure to install accessible pedestrian signals at crosswalks that can be heard or felt by those who can’t see walk lights.
AP Source: Justice Dept. Probing Development Of Boeing JetsThe Transportation Department's FAA regulates Chicago-based Boeing and is responsible for certifying that planes can fly safely.
Federal Judge Denies States' Request To End DACAMALDEF said it was happy with the decision and expects the states to appeal to a higher court.
Consent Decree Released By Chicago Police Department: 5 Fast FactsMayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan release a draft of a consent decree governing changes for Chicago police.
Chicago Man Gets 30 Months For Indiana Straw PurchasesAt least eight of the guns he bought were later recovered in the possession of other people, including minors and felons, in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
Chicago Maintains Opposition To Court Oversight Of PoliceThe city of Chicago has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking federal court monitoring of reforms in its police department.
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.