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Afternoon Briefing: Will County inmates accused of defrauding COVID-related loan program


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Joliet police and federal authorities have arrested 15 people for filing fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan applications while in custody in Will County jail on felony gun or drug charges. Law enforcement officials said some people used jail phones to complete the PPP loan process; some spent the PPP money to bond out of jail.

And a Cook County judge who is facing a domestic violence charge has been put on restricted duties.

ICYMI: The Tribune launched the first two parts of a six-part investigation and podcast today on the 1982 Tylenol murders.

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