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Feds say Huntley restaurant intimidated, retaliated against workers during wage investigation

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Papa G’s restaurant in Huntley after the owners allegedly intimidated and retaliated against their employees during a wage investigation. The United States Department of Labor alleges Papa G’s, located at 10502 Route 47 in Huntley, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. Federal […]

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Lake County state’s attorney signs onto brief defending DACA program in federal appeal

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart joined over 100 current and former prosecutors and law enforcement leaders in filing a brief in federal court defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In July, a federal district court in Texas ruled that DACA and its continued operation violate the Administrative Procedure Act, halting new applications to the program. The U.S Court […]

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McHenry woman among numerous charged in scheme to defraud millions of dollars out of federal program

A 29-year-old McHenry woman is among nine people who were charged with participating in a scheme that defrauded millions of dollars from a federal low-income food program, prosecutors said. Marisol Zavala, 29, of McHenry, and eight other Chicago-area convenience store owners and workers were indicted for allegedly scheming to fraudulently redeem checks from the Women, […]