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A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rideshare Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies’ Lawsuit

Ridesharing companies competing with cab drivers for fares were fighting back against a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city to regulate the new business the same way as traditional cab companies.

03/25/2014

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Marine Reservist Sues Skokie P.D. For Discrimination

A Marine reservist who earned the Purple Heart during a tour in Iraq filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his employer in north suburban Skokie, saying he was retaliated against due to his military obligations.

03/14/2014

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Former Employee Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual Harassment

Edmund Michalowski, who left Dan Rutherford’s state office earlier this month, claims the treasurer has made unwanted sexual advances toward him since 2011.

02/10/2014

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Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, Police

A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

02/03/2014

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Murray Developmental Center’s Closure Postponed

The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.

10/25/2013

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Internal Probe Finds Suburban Cop Lied About Sex Abuse Case

An internal police inquiry into Justice police officer Carmen Scardine, accused in a federal lawsuit of forcing a woman to perform oral sex in his squad car, found that he broke department policy, abused his police powers, lied about the incident and may have violated the law, according to documents.

06/17/2013

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County Sued For Not Allowing Army Reservist To Make Pension Contributions

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Cook County and its employee pension fund claiming they violated federal law by failing to allow a U.S. Army Reserve member to contribute to her pension while serving in the armed forces.

04/17/2013

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Psychiatrist Accused Of Taking Kickbacks; Filing 140,000 False Claims

A Chicago psychiatrist is accused in a federal lawsuit of taking illegal kickbacks from drug companies and submitting at least 140,000 false Medicare and Medicaid claims for antipsychotic medications he prescribed to thousands of mentally ill patients in area nursing homes.

11/15/2012

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Jury Awards $1.6M To Sheriff’s Employees Who Claim They Were Unfairly Demoted

A federal jury awarded $1.6 million Tuesday to 21 Cook County sheriff’s employees who claimed they were demoted by Sheriff Tom Dart for supporting his main opponent in the 2006 election.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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Former Des Plaines Deputy Police Chief Claims He Was Fired To Cover Up Brutality

A former deputy police chief for Des Plaines, who claims he was fired after he blew the whistle on police brutality, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Dart Lawsuit

Trial Underway For Deputies Who Say They Were Punished For Backing Dart’s Opponent

A trial is underway at the Federal Building in a lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Cook County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Zimny is suing Sheriff Tom Dart and the sheriff's office, accusing them of retaliation after Zimny supported Dart's opponent in the 2006 election. (Credit: CBS)

Sheriff’s Lt. Suing Dart For Retaliation For Supporting Rival In ’06

A federal lawsuit about to go to trial alleges Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office has retaliated against employees who didn’t support Dart politically.

CBS 2–07/30/2012

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Suit: Church Denied Right To Operate In Suburb

A federal lawsuit filed last month accuses the village of Bolingbrook of not allowing a church to open in a shopping center because of zoning issues, even though another church currently operates in the complex.

04/11/2011

The Friends Cafe And Lounge Is Still Listed On The Worth Center Strip Mall Directory. (Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Photo)

Suit: Mideast-Owned Business Targeted By Town

Owner of “Friends Cafe and Lounge” says he was issued more than 45 unfriendly municipal code violation notices.

10/22/2010