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Kwame Raoul has moved, but says 'Hyde Park is in me'

Keen political observers of candidates' ballot filings may have noticed something this primary season go-around: that Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul's residence is no longer listed on Drexel Square. He maintained that home while his children were finishing college, and his youngest just graduated. And now, the University of Chicago...
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Illinois AG Kwame Raoul launches civil rights investigation into Township High School District 211

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why there’s been a civil rights investigation into Township High School District 211 following a Chicago Tribune-ProPublica report that revealed tickets were given to students by police who were accused of misbehavior. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow […]
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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul files his office’s first ever hate-crime lawsuit

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is filing his office’s first hate crime lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in Carroll County against a mother and adult son who allegedly spent months harassing their black neighbor. This is alleged to have includes hanging a bound and chained effigy of their neighbor from a tree in their front yard says Attorney General Raoul.
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Joint Statement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, CPD Superintendent David O. Brown, And Il Attorney General Kwame Raoul on the New Consent Decree Stipulation

Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Police Department Superintendent David O. Brown, and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul entered into a joint agreement to extend the date by which the City of Chicago will endeavor to achieve full and effective compliance with the consent decree and to submit CPD’s search warrant policies and practices to consent decree oversight. Below is a joint statement from Mayor Lightfoot, Superintendent Brown, and Attorney General Raoul regarding today’s motion.
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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announces investigation into TikTok

CHICAGO - The Illinois attorney general on Wednesday announced the state has joined a nationwide investigation into TikTok that alleges the social media app causes physical and mental harms to children and young adults. Attorney generals from around the country are looking into whether the company violated state consumer protection...
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AG Kwame Raoul joins national TikTok investigation

CHICAGO, Ill. (WEHT) – According to a release sent out by the Attorney General’s Press Office, Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined a bipartisan, national investigation into TikTok. TikTok is being investigated for providing and promoting its social media platform to children and young adults despite its use being associated with physical and mental harm, says […]
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Attorney General Kwame Raoul appeals school mask mandate ruling

‘In most cases, the courts have held that the question of public health vs. individual liberty ultimately falls in favor of the Government.’ -Attorney Rich Lenkov explaining the next steps for the school mask mandate appeal on The Bruce St James Show.
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Attorney General Kwame Raoul explains why he wants to halt the temporary restraining order against Illinois’ mask mandate

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joins John Williams to talk about his reaction to Sangamon County Circuit Judge Raylene Grischow’s decision to roll back Governor Pritzker’s executive orders on masking at schools. Also joining John is Illinois Federation of Teachers president Dan Montgomery who shares his thoughts on the ruling and why he believes the decision is causing mass confusion […]
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Illinois AG Kwame Raoul announces $1.85B settlement with student loan provider Navient

CHICAGO - A number of state attorney generals gathered virtually Thursday morning to discuss a $1.85 billion settlement with a loan servicing company. The participants included Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and attorney general’s from California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington. Their partnership led to discovering one of the largest student loan scams.
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Kwame Raoul announces partnership with National Child ID Program

Before child fingerprint / DNA identification kits became widely available, the critical early hours were lost. “In 1997, when Amber Hagerman was taken,” said Kenny Hansmire, executive director of the National Child Identification Program, “her mother struggled to find DNA and fingerprint information, so law enforcement had to go in and fingerprint toys and pull hair from hairbrushes to try to find that information.”
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ATTORNEY GENERAL KWAME RAOUL URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PRESERVE STATE LICENSING PROTECTIONS FOR FACILITIES SERVING UNACCOMPANIED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 18 attorneys general, today urged the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to preserve state licensing protections for facilities that serve unaccompanied immigrant children in any future rulemaking. In a letter submitted to the ORR, in response to the federal government’s request for information, Raoul highlights the importance of retaining state licensing schemes that safeguard the health and safety of children, as well as immigrant communities.
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