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Attorney General Raoul Urges Congress to Pass Extension for Cares Act Funding as Pandemic Impacts Economy

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Attorney General Kwame Raoul Monday joined a coalition of 49 attorneys general that sent a letter urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. “As states grapple with rising coronavirus infection rates,[Read More…]

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Attorney General Madigan Opposes Federal Government’s Latest Attack on Legal Immigration

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Administration’s proposed overhaul of immigration laws would force legal immigrants to risk their immigration status in order to access healthcare, housing assistance & other programs Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Attorney General Lisa Madigan and a coalition of attorneys general and attorneys general-elect opposed the federal[Read More…]

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Former Jefferson County School Administrator Sentenced to Prison for Theft & Misconduct

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a former school administrator was sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from a Jefferson County school district. Sabrina Wheatley, 57, was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and ordered to pay[Read More…]

Lisa Madigan Expands Investigation of Catholic Illinois Dioceses

Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Ill., is head of one of the dioceses targeted by Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (Photo: Catholic Diocese of Belleville) Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Attorney General Lisa Madigan continues her investigation into the Catholic Church that has prompted Illinois dioceses to disclose additional names of priests with[Read More…]

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AG Madigan Sues DuPage County Man Allegedly Selling Defective Appliances

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against a DuPage County man who defrauded customers out of thousands of dollars by selling defective appliances, the lawsuit alleges. Madigan filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Edmund Kavanaugh, of Elmhurst,[Read More…]

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More Than 25 Defendants Facing Federal or State Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Fentanyl or Fentanyl-Laced Heroin in Chicago

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser More than 25 individuals are facing federal or state drug charges for allegedly selling pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin in Chicago. According to the charges, many defendants sold narcotics to an undercover law enforcement officer this year. The drug sales allegedly took place[Read More…]

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Attorney General Madigan Sues South Suburban Event Promoter for Allegedly Defrauding Consumers

Madigan Alleges Defendant Demanded Upfront Payments to Promote Events that Never Occurred Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—September 24, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit last week against Lee R. Martin, of Richton Park, Ill.  The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that Martin promised people he would[Read More…]

Opioids

Two Chicago Pharmacy Technicians Indicted for Stealing Opioids and Selling Them for a Profit

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—August 13, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser Pharmacy technicians Elizabeth Cruz, 33, of Stone Park, and Jacqueline Green, 27, of Chicago, who worked at Allcare Discount Pharmacy, 2700 West North Avenue in Chicago, were charged with allegedly stealing more than 56,000 pills of Hydrocodone and selling them for a profit.[Read More…]

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Owners of Five Chicago-Area Restaurants Charged in Federal Investigation Targeting Underreporting of Gross Receipts

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—August 9, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser The owners of five Chicago-area restaurants are facing criminal tax charges as part of a federal investigation into the underreporting of gross receipts. The charges allege that the restaurant owners willfully avoided paying the full amount of federal taxes by reporting gross receipts[Read More…]

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