The Illinois attorney general's office filed mortgage rescue fraud lawsuits against Legal Modification Network LLC, based in Woodridge, and three other Chicago-based companies.
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Lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court claims newly drawn districts disenfranchise blacks, Hispanics.
Illinois Republicans filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging the recently adopted legislative map drawn by state Democrats, claiming the new boundaries disenfranchise minority groups. The suit was filed against the State Board of Elections by Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno of Lemont, Republican Assembly leader Tom Cross of Oswego and several black and Hispanic residents, Illinois Statehouse News reports. Chief among the issues raised in the suit is that blacks and Hispanics were not given adequate input into the crafting of the new map, which Republicans say is a violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The suit also claims the process violated the Illinois Constitution because the map was not made available …