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Former ICE detainees sue McHenry County Jail, claim they were forced to perform unpaid labor

Multiple former immigration inmates at the McHenry County Jail have filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff’s office, claiming they were forced to perform unpaid labor while detained. The suit was filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, court records show. The plaintiffs include Aleksey Ruderman, Jason Clarke, […]

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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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Federal court orders Waukegan company to stop distributing misbranded supplements

Federal authorities say a Waukegan company violated federal law by distributing nutritional supplements that falsely claimed to treat and cure diseases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Salud Natural Entrepreneur Inc., a Waukegan-based company. The FDA alleged in the complaint that Salud Natural Entrepreneur Inc., its owner, Hector Pablo […]

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Judge dismisses McHenry County’s lawsuit challenging new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees

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

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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 […]