Several towns and municipalities across Illinois filed suit today against pharmaceutical manufacturers and three suburban doctors, saying these parties significantly contributed to the opioid epidemic in their communities. They are seeking an injunction against the defendants as well as damages.
To help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increase its presence in the U.S. heartland, local governments in the Midwest are joining with private companies in proposing more detention centers.
Faced with the need to decrease spending, some cities are opting to close their police departments in favor of contracting with local sheriffs’ departments instead. The move can cut costs but can also also create division among community members.