A Cook County judge refused to give a former Chicago police officer his job back on Wednesday, after he was fired more than 10 years after posing for an offensive photo that made it look like he and another officer had just hunted and killed an African-American man.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Pilsen man was behind bars Tuesday night, accused of threatening a former co-worker in west suburban Oak Park.
A top-level official with the Chicago City Colleges has been fired, just weeks after he was hired, for lying on his application.