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Press Room - August 2022

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08/31/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL FILES BRIEF SUPPORTING FEDERAL RULE TO HELP STOP THE FLOW OF GHOST GUNS AND PROTECT COMMUNITIES

08/30/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL JOINS FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, COALITION IN FILING LAWSUIT AGAINST ROOMSTER CORPORATION
Lawsuit Alleges Rental Listing Platform Manipulated Reviews to Lure Low-Income and Student Renters

08/30/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ENCOURAGES COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO INCLUDE VOTER REGISTRATION ACTIVITIES IN WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS
New Guidance Allows Federal Work-Study Funds to Support Students Engaged in Voter Registration Efforts

08/30/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPROVES DISCHARGE OF $1.5 BILLION IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR FORMER WESTWOOD COLLEGE STUDENTS
More Than 12,000 Illinois Borrowers will Receive Over $228 Million in Loan Forgiveness

08/29/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST MONSANTO FOR CONTINUED EFFECTS OF PCB CONTAMINATION
Raoul Alleges Monsanto’s Decades of PCB Production Caused Ongoing Contamination Near Sauget Facility and Throughout Illinois

08/29/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ANNOUNCES CONVICTIONS IN ONGOING EFFORTS TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
Raoul is Holding Individuals Who Lie on FOID Applications Accountable to Keep Guns Out of The Hands of Those Prohibited From Owning Them

08/26/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ISSUES STATEMENT ON APPELLATE COURT OPINION SENDING WORKERS’ RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO VOTERS

08/26/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL’S DU QUOIN STATE FAIR TENT HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY

08/25/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL MEETS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RETAILERS TO DISCUSS ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME
Raoul’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force Works with Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement to Investigate Organized Retail Crimes Statewide

08/25/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ANNOUNCES ARRESTS IN STATEWIDE VIDEO GAMING BURGLARY RING
Raoul’s Office Partnered with Law Enforcement in Several Counties to Break Up Organized Theft Operation that Stole Approximately $400,000 from Businesses

08/24/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ISSUES STATEMENT ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO CANCEL FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN DEBT

08/23/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL FILES LAWSUIT AND INTERIM ORDER AGAINST BRAINERD CHEMICAL MIDWEST LLC

08/23/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL FILES LAWSUIT AND CONSENT DECREE WITH RIVIAN SUBCONTRACTORS OVER UNPAID OVERTIME WAGES
Raoul’s Office Has Recovered Over $700,000 in Unpaid Wages for Workers at Rivian, Litigation Continues to Recover Back Wages Still Owed

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08/22/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT VICTORY IN LITIGATION AGAINST SUBOXONE MANUFACTURER
Ongoing Lawsuit Alleges Indivior Inc. Conspired to Maintain Monopoly Profits

08/19/22

RAOUL, U.S. SECRET SERVICE HOST TRAINING AIMED AT PREVENTING TARGETED SCHOOL VIOLENCE
Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center Provides Training to Prevent Targeted Acts of Violence in Illinois Schools

08/18/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL TAKES ACTION TO OPPOSE DISCRIMINATORY VOTING LAWS
Raoul Files Legal Briefs Opposing Efforts in North Carolina, Florida to Limit Voting Rights

08/17/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL JOINS COALITION OPPOSING ALABAMA ATTACK ON TRANSGENDER YOUTH

08/17/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL TAKES ACTION TO DEFEND ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
Raoul Files Legal Briefs to Oppose Efforts in Idaho, Texas to Limit Abortion Acces

08/17/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ANNOUNCES $450 MILLION NATIONWIDE SETTLEMENT AS PART OF OPIOID MAKER ENDO’S BANKRUPTCY
Proposed Settlement Would Provide Cash to Address Opioid Crisis, Require Significant Document Disclosure, and Ban the Promotion of Endo’s Opioids

08/16/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPROVES DISCHARGE OF $3.9 BILLION IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR FORMER ITT TECH STUDENTS
Decision will Forgive Around $100 Million Owed by More Than 5,000 Illinois Borrowers

08/15/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST KROGER AND SSI SERVICES OVER MISHANDLED ASBESTOS IN TAYLORVILLE GROCERY STORE
Raoul Seeks Remediation of All Asbestos Contamination Before Store Reopens to the Public

08/15/22

RAOUL COMMENDS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR PROPOSED REGULATIONS AND URGES FURTHER CHANGES TO HELP STUDENTS RECEIVE LOAN RELIEF
Coalition of Attorneys General Applaud the Department’s Proposed Regulations, while Recommending Additional Changes to Provide Greater Availability of Loan Relief

08/12/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL: CHICAGO WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SCHEME TO DEFRAUD PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

08/11/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL’S STATE FAIR TENT HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY

08/10/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL: ROCKFORD POLICE DETECTIVE PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

08/8/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL FIGHTS TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN POULTRY INDUSTRY
Bipartisan Coalition Supports Rule that would Make It Easier for Small Farmers to Compete for Fair Pricing Terms from Large Processors

08/5/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL JOINS COALITIONS PROTECTING RIGHTS OF LGBTQ+ STUDENTS
Legal Briefs Seek to Protect Transgender Rights, Oppose Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

08/5/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL SUPPORTS FEDERAL EFFORT TO STRENGTHEN ACCESS TO BANKING SERVICES FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Urges Federal Agencies to Go Even Further in Enacting Regulatory Reforms to Address Persistent Racial and Economic Disparities Exacerbated by the Pandemic

08/3/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL URGES THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TO ADDRESS DECEPTIVE “DARK PATTERNS” IN DIGITAL ADVERTISING

08/2/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL URGES CONGRESS TO PASS THE PACT ACT
Raoul Leads Coalition Calling for Passage of Federal Legislation That Would Expand Medical Coverage for Millions of Veterans Exposed to Toxins

08/2/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF A NATIONWIDE ANTI-ROBOCALL LITIGATION TASK FORCE
Attorneys General Form a National Bipartisan Task Force to Combat Robocalling

08/1/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO CURB ILLEGAL CIGARETTE SHIPMENTS

08/1/22

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL CALLS FOR EXTENSION OF PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS WAIVER
Coalition of AGs Urge the Biden Administration to Provide More Time and Opportunity for Borrowers to Achieve Loan Forgiveness

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