Illinois is suing a national for profit college, claiming it lied to students over its criminal justice program.
State Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Westwood College should have told students their program wasn't accepted by most law enforcement agencies. She also says Westwood's 70-thousand-dollar price tag for classes is much higher than private colleges and community colleges. A Westwood spokesperson says there are plenty of graduates working in the justice field in Illinois. The spokesperson also says they're cooperating with Madigan on any issues. Westwood has campuses in Illinois, Texas, Colorado, California and Georgia. It also has an online program.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois State and Chicago police only hire people with degrees from regionally accredited colleges.
Madigan says Westwood did all it could to keep students from leaving the college.