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State attorney general urges families in Illinois to be on lookout for scams related to baby formula shortage

The state’s attorney general is urging residents in Illinois to be vigilant for scammers trying to exploit families who are struggling to find baby formula during the national shortage. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday that the baby formula shortage continues to impact families across Illinois. “On top of the stress of locating formula, […]

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Governor signs bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed a bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois and disrupt criminal enterprises. “This new law represents another important step to fight crime and advance public safety in Illinois,” Pritzker said. “This is how we protect store workers and customers, prevent militarized […]

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Lawmakers pass bill that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill Saturday that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime and disrupt criminal enterprises, the attorney general said. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said he initiated House Bill 1091 to address organized retail crime in partnership with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. The legislation closes gaps […]

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Highland Park accountant sentenced to periodic imprisonment for stealing over $300,000 from disabled man

A former Highland Park accountant was sentenced to probation and periodic imprisonment for stealing over $300,000 from a developmentally disabled client. Thomas Errico, 81, of Deerfield, was a partner at Anspach, Errico & Co. in Highland Park when he allegedly stole from clients who hired him to prepare and file their tax returns, according to […]

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Lake County to receive nearly $8 million as part of nationwide settlement with opioid manufacturers, distributors

Illinois will receive $760 million, with Lake County receiving nearly $8 million, to combat the opioid epidemic after a $26 billion settlement was finalized with drug distributors and a manufacturer. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul held a press conference Friday to announce final approval of a national $26 billion opioid settlement agreement with the nation’s […]

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Illinois attorney general says Centers for Testing Control to be shut down for ‘foreseeable future’

The Illinois attorney general announced the Center for COVID Control, which operated testing sites in Lake and McHenry counties, will remain closed as an investigation is underway into the company. On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced he had filed a lawsuit against Illinois-based Center for COVID Control and their associated lab, Doctors Clinical […]

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Illinois attorney general warns parents of cannabis look-alike candy as Halloween approaches

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is warning residents of cannabis and hemp derivatives disguised in well-known snacks and candy as Halloween approaches. Raoul urges parents and guardians to be aware that unregulated look-alike candies and snacks are being sold online. The look-alike candy and snacks, which are illegal, can be a serious threat to children […]