Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully TerminatedA Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.
Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn's Plan For Layoffs, ClosuresAn arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.