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Illinois attorney general, 51 other attorneys general call on Congress to protect children on Facebook, Instagram

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and 51 other attorneys general across the nation wrote a letter to Congress urging them to address concerns of social media’s impact on children and teens. Raoul, part of a bipartisan coalition of 51 other attorneys general, wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation […]

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Federal and state law enforcement in Illinois working to address increase child exploitation online

Local and state police along with federal authorities are working together to help combat increasing cases of child pornography and child exploitation in Illinois, the attorney general announced Monday. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with Acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois Douglas J. Quivey, Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly and […]

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Marengo manufacturer charged with violating consent order in groundwater contamination case

The Illinois Attorney General and McHenry County State’s Attorney both filed a lawsuit charging a Marengo metals manufacturing plant with failing to act after they contaminated groundwater with human carcinogens years ago. The attorney general’s office initially filed a lawsuit in 2013 against 300 West LLC and The Arnold Engineering Company over decades-long contamination related […]

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‘Absolutely reprehensible crime,’ Illinois Attorney General charges McHenry man with child pornography

A McHenry man was charged with nearly a dozen counts of child pornography in what the Illinois Attorney General called an “absolutely reprehensible crime.” David P. Stone, 28, of the 5900 block of Bluegrass Trail in McHenry, was charged with 10 counts of reproducing child pornography, a Class X felony. Stone, who faces 60-120 years […]

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Illinois Attorney General charges Zion man with possessing child pornography

A Zion man has been arrested after investigators with the sheriff’s office and attorney general’s office found him in possession of child pornography, authorities said. Darin Richardson, 50, of Zion, was charged with 11 counts of possession of child pornography, which are Class 2 felonies. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced that his investigators, along […]

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Illinois Attorney General vows to take action on price gouging related to coronavirus

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is warning businesses and stores to maintain fair prices amid the coronavirus outbreak after dozens of price gouging reports. Raoul’s office will take action to stop unfair pricing on items that are “crucial to stopping the spread of the coronavirus outbreak,” according to a statement released on Tuesday. The office […]