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Illinois State Treasurer and former Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door.

05/21/2015

Cadavers stored in cardboard boxes found in a   closet at Malcolm X College. (Credit: Dennis Stefanowicz)

Attorney: Malcolm X Health Sciences Dean Fired For Blowing Whistle Improperly Stored Cadavers

“It was a very macabre discovery,” said Dennis Stefanowicz, the attorney for Dr. Micah Young, who was fired as dean of Malcolm X College health sciences in February.

04/28/2015

This surveillance image shows Sgt. Brandin Fredrickson of  the Lynwood Police  Department throwing a suspect against a door. (Lynwood Police)

South Suburban Officer Fired Over Brutality Allegations

The officer was caught on surveillance video shoving a detained suspect into a door and onto the ground and allegedly hit him while he was handcuffed.

01/23/2015

File Photo Of Absentee Ballots (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Absentee-Ballot Handling Got City Election Board Supervisor Fired

A supervisor fired by the Chicago election board was “terminated for gross dereliction” of duty in the wake of problems with absentee ballots that were discovered as votes were being tallied in the hotly contested race for Illinois state treasurer, according to newly obtained records.

01/05/2015

Ballots

Chicago Election Board Manager Fired

A Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling ballots in the state treasurer’s race. A spokesman declined to say why the person was fired, saying it was a personnel issue.

11/14/2014

(CBS File Photo)

Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police Board

A fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.

10/22/2014

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal To Meet With Choir Director Fired For Same-Sex Marriage Plans

Colin Collette was a popular and respected music director at Holy Family Church in suburban Inverness. But his announcement of same-sex marriage on social media went against church teachings, and he was fired.

09/08/2014

Apollo the dog (Facebook)

Suburban Officer Fired After Shooting Family’s Dog

Apollo the German shepherd mix growled and approached the officer, who shot the dog and killed him in front of the homeowners’ six-year-old daughter.

07/28/2014

Do I Lose My Health Insurance If I Am Laid Off Or Fired?

If your health insurance is provided by your employer, you will lose coverage if you are laid off or fired. But there are options to stay covered.

03/06/2014

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

School Bus Driver Fired For Dropping Kids Off At Park, Not Home

Morris Elementary School District 54 Supt. Teri Shaw said she doesn’t know why the driver dropped all 20 students from White Oak Elementary at a local park Tuesday afternoon.

08/21/2013

(CBS File Photo)

Fired As Chicago Cops — And Collecting City Pensions

Thirty-two Chicago police officers who were fired from the department or who quit while facing firing since 2004 have been collecting city pension that cost more than $1.2 million a year.

06/24/2013

Chicago Sun-Times reporters join former Sun-Times photographers on the picket line outside the newspaper's River North offices, after the entire photography staff was laid off. (Credit: CBS)

Fired Sun-Times Photographers Protest Outside Newspaper

Sun-Times photojournalists who were fired last week staged a protest rally – along with some of their family members, former colleagues and other supporters – outside the newspaper’s offices in the River North neighborhood on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

John Quinn, a history teacher at Fenwick High School, has been let go as the school's head basketball coach, but will stay on the faculty. (Credit: Fenwick High School)

Governor Slams Fenwick For Firing His Brother As Basketball Coach

The governor’s brother, John Quinn, will remain on the faculty as a social studies teacher. He’s been at the Catholic high school in Oak Park for more than 30 years, and won a Golden Apple Award in 1992. Both brothers are alums of the school.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady

NIU Police Chief Fired; Lawyer Says He’ll ‘Fight This In Every Way Possible’

Donald Grady, the chief of police for Northern Illinois University, was fired Tuesday, five years after he was praised as a hero for his reaction to a mass shooting on campus.

02/20/2013

Empty Classroom

Libertyville Band Director Fired For ‘Inappropriate Physical Relationship’

Officials in Libertyville High School District 128 say band director Jeffrey Daeschler has been fired for having an “inappropriate physical relationship” with a female student.

01/15/2013

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery discusses the decision to fire head coach Lovie Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Bears’ Emery: ‘We Have To Be In The Playoffs On A Consistent Basis’

Bears general manager Phil Emery said Tuesday it was a “tough decision” to fire Lovie Smith as head coach after nine years on the job, but he said the team did not have enough offensive success under Smith, and it was time to go in a new direction.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

Peterson Defense Attorneys

Peterson Attorney Furious After Being Fired

One of Drew Peterson’s defense attorneys is furious at remarks made by his former co-counsel after he was fired from the defense team.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

Nicholas Claxton, 23, is charged with cyber-stalking and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused Of Sending Threatening Photo After He Was Fired

A Pilsen man was behind bars Tuesday night, accused of threatening a former co-worker in west suburban Oak Park.

CBS 2–08/07/2012

Empty Classroom

Top City Colleges Official Fired For Lying On Application

A top-level official with the Chicago City Colleges has been fired, just weeks after he was hired, for lying on his application.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

First Baptist Church of Hammond (Credit: CBS)

Hammond Church: Fired Pastor Admitted Sex With 17-Year-Old

Officials First Baptist Church of Hammond., Ind., said Wednesday night fired Pastor Jack Schaap admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl who is a member of the church, prompting their decision to fire him this week.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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