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  HAMMOND, Ind. - U.S. Steel will pay more than $1.2 million in a civil penalty and various federal agency reimbursements for costs and damages. This after one of its northwestern Indiana plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan.

The U.S. Justice Department contends the city of Chicago and Cook County violated federal immigration laws when they were awarded public safety grants last year.

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
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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.