U.S. Justice Department

Lawyers representing Chicago are not offering clues about how Mayor Rahm Emanuel might respond to a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city into implementing police reforms under court supervision.

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department says it will hold a forum Wednesday to discuss its investigation into the Chicago Police Department and to hear from community members about their experiences with it.

A Chicago doctor is accused of diagnosing patients with physical or mental conditions to bypass parts of the testing required for U.S. citizenship.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's City Council is expected to approve a $3.1 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department that alleged the police department's residency requirements discriminated against foreign-born applicants. 

On Wednesday, the Council will likely follow the recommendation made Monday by the council's finance committee to settle the class-action lawsuit. 

The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Chicago community that denied a Muslim group permission to open a place of worship in a vacant office building. 

U.S. Attorney General Holder visits Peoria

Nov 14, 2013
Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called a local program that helps certain non-violent offenders stay out of prison a model for what his office wants to do.