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A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Saw Needed To Open Tight Handcuffs Of Man Already Choked By Cops

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.

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A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses City Of “Skipping A Step” In Red Light And Speed Camera Ticketing

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.

03/24/2015

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Suit: Cops Ran Over Man With Squad Car, Left Him There As He Had Seizure

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.

03/24/2015

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Family Sues Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman And Dog In Naperville

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.

03/20/2015

The Chicago Police Department's Homan Square facility.  (Credit: CBS)

Federal Lawsuit Filed In Connection With Alleged Homan Square Abuses

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.

03/20/2015

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Victim’s Family Sues Over Fatal Hit-And-Run In Tinley Park

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.

03/20/2015

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

Judge: Suit Trying To Kill Lakefront Lucas Museum Can Proceed

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.

03/12/2015

A taxi navigates the city streets on September 8, 2011 in Chicago.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit Dismissed

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.

03/12/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

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.

03/11/2015

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

Illinois Justices Press State’s Lawyer On Pension Overhaul

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.

03/11/2015

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna and her two children, Dylan and Elizabeth. (Family provided photo.)

Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 Kids

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.

03/10/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting Process

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.

03/10/2015

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Union ‘Fair Share’ Dues Issue Evolving Into Lisa Madigan Vs. Gov. Rauner Legal Battle

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.

03/10/2015

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Peoria Twitter Prankster Heads To Federal Court

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.

03/09/2015

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

Judge: Aide’s Lawsuit Against Former Treasurer Rutherford Can Proceed

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.

03/06/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Ask Federal Judge To Dismiss Rauner Lawsuit Over Dues

Illinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.

03/06/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Sue Rauner Over Order Blocking “Fair Share” Dues

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.

03/06/2015

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Federal Jury Finds In Favor Of Chicago Cops In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting

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.

03/04/2015

Cynthia Lane speaks to reporters about the death of her son, Roshad McIntosh, who was shot by Chicago police officers in August 2014. Lane is suing the city and police department for wrongful death and civil rights violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Family Of Man Killed By Police Claims Police Planted Gun

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.

03/04/2015

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Suit: CPD Taking Too Long To Turn Over Police Misconduct Records

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.

03/04/2015

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