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Prairie Grove restaurant files federal lawsuit against village in American flag dispute

A restaurant that claimed they were cited in July for flying the American flag has filed a federal lawsuit against the Village of Prairie Grove, saying their First Amendment rights were violated. During an August 25 administrative hearing, the Village of Prairie Grove dismissed two citations against Gianelli’s Drive-Thru, located at 3111 Route 176 in […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit challenging new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees

The McHenry County state’s attorney has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new law that will prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees and severely limit local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agents. Senate Bill 667 — also called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 in late May. In […]

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DCFS case workers conducted ‘sham investigations’ before 5-year-old AJ Freund died, lawsuit alleges

A federal lawsuit alleges that two DCFS case workers conducted ‘sham investigations’ and falsified reports despite clear signs that Andrew Freund was being abused before his death. “This week AJ should have been celebrating his 6th birthday, instead his family continues to mourn him. Unfortunately, the very people who were mandated to investigate the ongoing […]