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A Cook County Sheriff's police car patrols the exterior of the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, January 12, 2016.

Female jail workers and lawyers in Chicago allege inmates made a game of ‘masturbation attacks’, and they’re suing

The women allege that a prison gang orchestrated attacks on women, turning it into a game where higher points were awarded for prominent targets.
The family of a 91-year-old woman with dementia is suing her old nursing home over a video showing employees mocking her.

A Snapchat video shows Illinois nursing home aides taunting a 91-year-old patient with dementia

The video, uploaded last December, shows 91-year-old Margaret Collins waving away a hospital gown as the employees tossed it on top of her.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found 14 total students who followed the pattern of transferred guardianship between 2019 and 2018.

Wealthy parents are giving up custody of their children to get need-based financial aid from colleges: ‘It’s a scam’

Dozens of families in Chicago have reportedly been transferring guardianship of their children so they'll qualify for need-based financial aid.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pause between answering questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Illinois GOP leaders posted a photo of 4 Democratic congresswomen and labeled it ‘The Jihad Squad’

The group's president, Mark Shaw, said in a statement over the weekend that the meme has been removed, and top state Republican leaders condemned the image.

A court ruled it was legal for guards to strip search female inmates and force them to remove their tampons in front of male officers for a ‘tra...

A court ruled it was legal for guards to call female inmates 'dirty b*tches' while strip-searching them in front of male correctional officers.

A gas station clerk was fired after he told a group of Latina women to ‘go back to their country’

In a video that went viral on Facebook, an employee at Bucky's Express in Naperville, Illinois, argued with women over their right to be in the US.
The entrance to the Goodwill Industries.

After public outcry, an Illinois Goodwill reversed its decision to stop paying employees with disabilities

In response to a $15 minimum wage, Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries will cut those employed through the stores Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Illinois mom was arrested after police say she was stopped while driving with her daughters in an inflatable pool on top of the car

An Illinois mom was arrested after local police received a report that she was driving with two children on top of the car in an inflatable pool.
The parking garage outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

A woman mysteriously fell 7 stories to her death from a parking garage, but her phone was recording the whole time, and it’s helping police crac...

The police in St. Louis arrested Bradley Jenkins, 30, early Sunday morning in connection with the death of his wife, Allissa Martin, 27.
Flamingos stand in their enclosure in the rain at the Dresden Zoo.

An Illinois zoo had to euthanize a flamingo after a child threw a rock at it

The rock ended up breaking the flamingo's leg in what the zoo's director called "a truly unfortunate accident."