A federal lawsuit claims a Chicago Police officer choked a man, handcuffed him too tightly and broke the key off, forcing authorities to cut the handcuffs off with an electric saw.
Cash-strapped Chicago should be forced to refund $600 million in red-light and speed camera tickets dating back to 2003 because it “skipped a step” and denied motorists due process, a lawsuit filed Monday argues.
Chicago Police ran over an epileptic man with their squad car and left him underneath the vehicle as he had a seizure, calling for backup instead of helping him first, a newly filed federal lawsuit claims.
Emily Driscoll, 22, and her dog were crossing Rickert Drive at Brook Road in Naperville on Nov. 9, 2014, when 74-year-old Kenneth Holmberg — who was driving east on Rickert – allegedly ran the red light at Brook, and hit them in the crosswalk.
A lawsuit was filed Thursday — the first of its kind — stemming from allegations of illegal detention and other abuses by the Chicago Police Department made in the British newspaper The Guardian.
The family of a man from India who was fatally struck by a truck last summer while visiting south suburban Tinley Park has filed a lawsuit against the 23-year-old who allegedly fled the scene after the crash.
Advocacy group Friends of the Parks sued Chicago’s Park District in November. It calls the would-be museum an “assault on the shores of Lake Michigan.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraces the plan to build on lakeside land.
A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.
A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.
Illinois Supreme Court justices asked the state’s lawyer to explain Wednesday how the government can seek extraordinary power to reduce public pension benefits in the face of a fiscal crisis when the government itself is culpable for the financial mess.
Elizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.
A Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan moved Monday to dismiss a federal lawsuit Gov. Bruce Rauner authorized that challenges “fair share” fees collected by labor unions in the state.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter account to spoof Peoria’s mayor.
Rutherford’s former aide, Edmund Michalowski, filed the suit just five weeks before the Republican primary last year, alleging Rutherford sexually harassed him and forced him to do political work on the state’s dime.
Illinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.
Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don’t want to join a union.
A federal jury on Wednesday found in favor of Chicago police and decided to award nothing to the family of a South Side man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.
The family of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.
An activist and independent journalist is suing the Chicago Police Department, alleging it has taken too long to fulfill his already-modified Freedom of Information Act request for records concerning officer misconduct complaints.