State Sues Suburban Police Chief over State Grant

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(Chicago Tribune) — The attorney general is suing a nonprofit group run by the police chief of Country Club Hills for nearly $1 million in job training grants — some of which the state says went to rent space at the officer’s theater for $12,000 a month.  A nonprofit group run by a south suburban police chief agreed to use a $1.25 million state grant to help minorities learn the building trades while working at the officer’s historic Chicago theater.  But now the Illinois attorney general is suing We Are Our Brothers Keeper, saying the charity run by Country Club Hills police Chief Regina Evans used the grant to rent space from her theater for $12,000 a month — violating a conflict-of-interest rule.

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