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Killer Cut Secret Deal To Defend Chicago Cops, Defense Attorney Alleges

Earl Hawkins is a convicted killer whose lawyer once bribed a judge to try to beat a double murder case. State and federal prosecutors vowed that he wouldn’t get out of prison until he was in his 70s.

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Mr. February in the 2015 Chicago Taxi Driver Calendar. (Credit: taxicalendar.com)

Cabbies Publish Another Racy Calendar To Fund Fight With City

Chicago cab drivers have graced the pages of a pinup calendar for 2015, as part of a legal battle with the city in federal court.

12/17/2014

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Unions Sue To Stop Chicago Pension Overhaul

Current and retired city workers and their labor unions have filed a lawsuit arguing a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court also asks a judge to stop the law from taking effect Jan. 1.

12/16/2014

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: Illinois.gov)

Illinois Supreme Court Allows Speedy Pension Appeal

The case involves the pension fix lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn adopted last year. The law cut retirement benefits and made other changes to help fill a $111 billion deficit in five state pensions systems caused by years of state underfunding.

12/11/2014

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Defendant Accuses Indiana Prosecutors Of Eavesdropping On Discussion With Attorneys

Earlier this year, John Larkin accused police and prosecutors of eavesdropping on a constitutionally protected discussion between Larkin and his former lawyers. A judge later shot down Larkin’s request to throw out the charge pending against him because of the recording.

12/11/2014

Bob Peterson, owner of Leibundguth Moving and Storage, is suing Downers Grove, to keep the hand-painted sign that has graced the back wall of the business for decades. (Credit: Liberty Justice Center)

Business Owner Fighting To Keep Decades-Old Sign

Leibundguth Moving and Storage has been operating in Downers Grove for more than 85 years, and for most of that time, has had a 40-by-10-foot hand-painted sign on the rear wall of the building.

12/09/2014

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City Council Panel Backs $13M In Settlements

Aldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.

12/08/2014

Colin Collette was fired as music director at Holy Family Parish in Inverness after announcing plans to wed his male partner. He has filed a discrimination complaint. (Credit: CBS)

Music Director Fired Over Same-Sex Marriage Files Formal Complaint

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley has more on a battle that pits civil rights against religious freedom.

12/04/2014

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Former High School QB Sues IHSA Over Concussions

A former high school quarterback has filed suit against the Illinois High School Association, claiming that it has done little to protect players, including himself, from concussions. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has obtained a copy of the suit, which seeks class action status.

11/29/2014

A 10-year-old child was killed after an apartment fire near Kimball and Ardmore. (Credit: CBS)

Family Sues Landlord After Hollywood Park Blaze Kills Son

Tahir Khan and Maria Tahir tried to get their family out, but the stairway was blocked by flames. They dropped their two youngest children out a window, to people outside the building, and then jumped to escape the flames. Their oldest son, 10-year-old Ans Khan, didn’t make it out.

11/26/2014

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Friends Of The Parks Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off Lakefront

A parks advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, seeking to block plans to keep filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum off the lakefront.

11/13/2014

Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Former Skokie Cop Gets Probation For Shoving Woman In Cell

Cassandra Feuerstein, who suffered nerve damage in her face in the March 2013 attack, was glad that Michael Hart was charged for the crime but thinks he got a “slap on the wrist,” said Torri Hamilton, a lawyer who is representing Feuerstein in a pending civil lawsuit.

11/13/2014

Sonoko Tagami receiving a ticket from a Chicago police officer for indecent exposure. (Credit: Youtube)

Topless Woman Ticketed At Chicago Beach Files Lawsuit Against City

A woman ticketed in Chicago this summer for indecent exposure has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

11/12/2014

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Family Of Woman Killed By Car While Walking Dog Taking Legal Action

The family of a young Naperville woman killed as she walked her dog Sunday evening is now taking legal action.

11/12/2014

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Husband Sues Cook County In Fatal Tree Accident That Killed Actress

Molly Glynn, who had a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and performed in many of the city’s theatres, died Sept. 6 after she was hit by a part of a falling tree at a north suburban forest preserve on the afternoon before.

11/06/2014

2011 Ford Explorers roll of the assembly at the Chicago Assembly Plant on on December 1, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The plant builds the Ford Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MK X. Ford reported Decmber 1, a 24 percent increase in November sales from the same period last year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Female Ford Employees: We Were Sexually Harassed At Chicago Plant

Defendant Ford Motor Co. said in a statement that it is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and that it takes reports of harassment and discrimination seriously.

11/03/2014

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Mother Of Man Shot And Killed By Police Sues Officers

Dorothy Holmes filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of her son, Ronald Johnson. About 12:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, the 25-year-old Johnson was shot by Chicago Police in the 5400 block of South King Drive. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

10/30/2014

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Northwestern Professor Accused Of Sexual Assault Sues Accuser

A Northwestern University professor accused in a lawsuit of attempting to sexually assault a former student is now suing his accuser for defamation, claiming her false accusations invaded his privacy and hindered his career prospects.

10/29/2014

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Haunted House Employees Taunted Mom, Child With Adult Toys: Suit

One actor, identified in the suit as Robert Keller, had an adult toy in his hand that he began waving and poking the victim’s minor child with, the suit said.

10/23/2014

Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

Top Alderman Mocks Inspector General For Suing Council; ‘He’s Just Full Of Molasses’

Budget Committee Chairwoman Carrie Austin (34th) said she doesn’t understand how Khan can sue the city for more money in his budget, blaming him for running out of money to fund his investigations.

10/22/2014

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