Federal Lawsuits

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Hearing Begins On School Closing Lawsuits

A federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.


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Teachers Union Files Federal Lawsuits To Halt School Closings

In their continuing efforts to oppose plans to close more than 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union filed two federal lawsuits on behalf of parents whose children attend schools targeted for closure or consolidation.


The "Dixmoor Five" were men who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they didn't commit. (CBS)

‘Dixmoor 5’ Sue Over Wrongful Rape, Murder Convictions

Once, they were teenagers — convicted of the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor. Now, the “Dixmoor Five” are adults: freed from prison by DNA, and they are suing authorities who investigated the case.


McCormick Place

Labor Deal At McCormick Place Revives Work Rule Changes

They’re calling it the start of a new era of labor peace, saying that Chicago is now open for trade show business. Two Chicago labor unions today announced they are dropping their court fight and agreeing to new work rules at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Emanuel Not Bothered By Lawsuits Against Brizard

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s not troubled by criticisms of incoming Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard, or even federal lawsuits filed against him.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011