Comptroller Mendoza Appeals Ruling Ordering Lawmaker PayThe Illinois comptroller has appealed a Cook County judge's ruling that state lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
Sister Of Woman Fatally Shot By Police In North Center Sues OfficersThe five-count suit seeks unspecified damages against the officers for excessive force, battery and wrongful death, according to court documents.
Appeals Court Hears Transgender Teen's Suit Over Restroom AccessA transgender Wisconsin teen’s fight for bathroom access at his school in Kenosha has moved to a federal appeals court.
CPD Detective Sues City For Alleged Whistleblower Act ViolationA detective with the Chicago Police Department is suing the city of Chicago for allegedly violating the Illinois Whistleblower act by retaliating against her for reporting the possible misconduct of two officers.
10 More Passengers Sue After Engine Fire On O’Hare TarmacTen passengers have filed lawsuits against Boeing, General Electric Aviation and American Airlines after the airplane they were on caught fire last October on the tarmac of O’Hare International Airport when part of an engine failed.
BGA Goes Back To Court To Gain Access To Emanuel’s Private EmailsThe massive document dump that saw Mayor Rahm Emanuel release 2,700 of his private emails after trying to conceal them wasn’t enough to satisfy the Better Government Association.
Muslim Family Says United Airlines Discriminated Against ThemA north suburban Muslim family filed a lawsuit alleging United Airlines was discriminatory in asking them to get off a flight.
Lawyer: Man’s Innocence Certificate ‘Not Even Worth The Paper’A lawyer for seven Chicago cops told a federal jury on Wednesday that Deon Patrick’s certificate of innocence is “not even worth the paper that it’s printed on.”
Journalist Suing CPD For Refusing To Release McDonald RecordsJournalist Jamie Kalven is suing the Chicago Police Department for refusing to release records about the alleged cover-up of Officer Jason Van Dyke’s killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Man Cleared Of Double Murder Takes Cops, Prosecutors To TrialDeon Patrick has sued the city, seven Chicago police officers and two Cook County prosecutors over his conviction for the slayings of Jeffrey Lassiter and Sharon Haugabook. He spent two decades in prison before Cook County prosecutors dismissed the murder charges against him in 2014.
Decade In Prison Urged For Millionaire-Turned-CriminalFederal prosecutors are seeking a maximum 10-year prison sentence for Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez, who became a multimillionaire in a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the city and went on to become a ruthless Chicago gang leader.
Former Bow Truss Coffee Workers Sue Company For Wage TheftMore than a dozen former employees of the Bow Truss Coffee Roasters chain have sued the company’s founder, accusing him of failing to pay them after their paychecks repeatedly bounced.