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Madigan to Congress: More Oversight Needed to Stop Identity Theft, Including of Children

Washington needs to take more steps to help states to uncover and fight identity theft, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan told members of Congress in a hearing Wednesday. Testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Madigan described identity theft as a pressing issue in Illinois, with some culprits targeting children because of their

City's Homeless Shelters Work Together to Reach At-Risk and Young in Brutal Weather

With the polar vortex marking this winter season as one of Chicago’s coldest in recent memory, the city’s homeless youth are up against life-threatening conditions. Kids under the age of 18 are wards of the state, but as soon as youth become legal adults, they’re expected to fend for themselves on the streets. Weather emergencies have

Illinois Riddled With Issues of Juvenile Access to Counsel, Fair Representation

In 2007, Northwestern University Law School’s Children and Family Justice Center and the National Juvenile Defender Center collaborated to identify key issues in Illinois with juvenile access to counsel and representation in proceedings. Seven years later, it is still unclear whether the state has found solutions to any of those problems. Rather, Illinois has found