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Judge: Illinois prison officials must read hearing evidence

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered three Illinois prison officials to read transcripts from a lawsuit that accuses the state prison system of mistreating transgender people, saying she is concerned that the state agency is not taking the plaintiffs’ complaints seriously.

Boys killed in Chicago high-rise slaying identified

CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators have identified two small boys allegedly killed by their mother, but a host of questions remain because Chicago police haven’t yet been able to interview her. Police say the 20-year-old Aleah Newell of Chicago stabbed one child and threw another from an