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Judge denies Illinois man’s case alleging police retaliation

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A judge has denied an Illinois man’s complaint that accused police officers of retaliating against him after he settled a separate excessive force lawsuit against a former officer from another city. U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric Long decided last Friday that Urbana

Prosecutors say judge too lenient on man who plotted bombing

CHICAGO (AP) – Federal prosecutors in Chicago say a judge was too lenient in sentencing a man to 16 years in prison for plotting to detonate a car outside a crowded bar. In a court filing made public Thursday, prosecutors ask the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the sentence