Illinois Accused of Keeping Kids in Mental Hospitals Too Long

Illinois forces hundreds of children to remain locked up in psychiatric wards after they’ve been medically cleared for release, according to a federal class action, causing them immense mental harm and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

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Out-of-State Wine Seller Defeats Illinois Liquor Law

In a victory for out-of-state alcohol sellers, the Seventh Circuit said Wednesday an Illinois law prohibiting those retailers from shipping liquor to in-state consumers “smacks of protectionism” and may not be lawful under the constitutional amendment that repealed Prohibition.

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Mentally Ill Ex-Prisoner Says Solitary Was Torture

A mentally ill man imprisoned after stealing $1 and a hat claims in a civil rights lawsuit that Illinois prison officials tortured him by putting him in solitary confinement for two decades, where he self-mutilated himself, including slicing off his testicle and hanging it on his cell door.

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