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Sandra Bland’s Mother Sues State Trooper, Jail Guards Over Death In Texas Cell

The family of a Naperville woman who died in a Texas jail cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop has filed a lawsuit against the trooper who pulled her over, and two guards at the jail where she was found hanged.

8 hours ago

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State Workers’ Suit Against Duckworth Spills Into Senate Bid

A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman’s bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the country’s most competitive 2016 Senate races.

11 hours ago

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Lawsuit: Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler’s Death

The family of a toddler killed by a hit-and-run driver fleeing a fatal shooting has announced a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging police are to blame for the boy’s death.

07/23/2015

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Police-Brutality Suit Hinges On Video Showing Cop Striking Man At Block Party

In the video, police arrive on the scene of a block party at 15th and South Christiana. An officer approaches Jeremiah Smith, yells at him and hits him so hard with his police baton Smith’s white hat flies off his head.

07/09/2015

A general view of atmosphere at the Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers Protest at Chuck's Gun Shop on June 6, 2015 in Riverdale, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)

Pfleger, Activists Sue Suburbs Over Gun Shops

Activist priest Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops.

07/07/2015

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Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over Firings

Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.

07/02/2015

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Ex-Illinois Women’s Basketball Players Sue School, Coach

There are accusations of the coaching staff creating a racial divide.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2015

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Cook County Jail Nurse Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Fired For Blowing Whistle On Staff Stealing Medications

A Cook County Jail nurse says drugs intended for inmates are being stolen by staff, but when she told her bosses, she was terminated.

06/30/2015

This screengrab shows a Chicago police officer shooting at a car with unarmed teens. (Chicago Reporter)

Officer Seen In Video Firing At Black Teens Fatally Shot Suspect In 2011, Family Says

(CBS) – A Chicago police officer caught on camera firing his weapon into a car of unarmed teens was involved in a fatal shooting previously, CBS 2 has learned. Now, relatives of the victim who […]

06/25/2015

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Inmates Sue State Over Use Of Solitary Confinement

According to the federal lawsuit, on any given day, 2,300 of the state’s 48,000 inmates are held in isolation, some for years.

06/24/2015

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Chicago Cop Sues Over Detailed Advertisement About His Therapy

A Chicago Police officer claims he was defamed and his right to privacy was violated after a therapist’s detailed advertisement described a shooting incident involving the officer — something he was seeking counseling for.

06/19/2015

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Two More Men Sue Archdiocese, Claiming Sex Abuse By McCormack

Two men are claiming in a lawsuit filed Thursday that they were abused by convicted child molester and former priest Daniel McCormack while on a basketball team he coached.

06/19/2015

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Former Manager At Rosebud Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Restaurant

A former manager of the original Rosebud restaurant on Taylor street is suing the chain for age discrimination.

06/15/2015

A model gets a pedicure backstage before the Derek Lam fashion show February 13, 2011 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Suit: Man Died From Medical Complications Caused By Pedicure

Latania Peterson-Carr filed the wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that her husband Darryl Carr got the pedicure Nov. 13, 2014, at AZ Happy Nails, 1715 Sauk Trail in Sauk Village.

06/12/2015

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Former Illinois Soccer Player Joins Those Suing Over Concussions

Casey Conine filed a lawsuit Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court claiming she was cleared to play in October 2014 after suffering a third concussion in two years at Illinois.

06/08/2015

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Family Of Woman Fatally Struck By CTA Bus In Loop Files Lawsuit

The family of a south suburban woman who was fatally struck by a CTA bus last week on a crowded sidewalk at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street has filed a lawsuit against the transit agency.

06/08/2015

Cadavers stored in cardboard boxes found in a closet at Malcolm X College. (Credit: Dennis Stefanowicz)

Unidentified Cadavers Found At Malcolm X College Buried ‘With Dignity’

A lawsuit filed in April revealed that unidentified “decomposing” human corpses were stored at several City Colleges of Chicago campuses.

06/05/2015

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Police Officer Who Reported Alleged Misconduct Claims Boss Retaliated

A Chicago police officer is suing the city, claiming he blew the whistle on his boss, leading to retaliation.

05/29/2015

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Former’s Cop’s Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Body Part Trafficker

Pequeena Dixon was told that the box of ashes she was handed two years ago by a north suburban cremation business was her father’s cremains. But when the FBI raided Biological Resource Center of Illinois last month, they made a disturbing find, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday: Dixon’s father’s head, shoulders and legs.

05/29/2015

Blue Frog's Local 22 owner John Reed and his wife Kelly stand in front of their bar, where sidewalk seating has been blocked by scaffolding erected by the condominium association that shares the building. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

River North Bar Suing Condo Owners After Scaffolding Blocks Sidewalk Cafe

The owners of a River North bar and grill have sued the condo association that shares their building, claiming renovation work on the condos is threatening to put their bar out of business.

05/28/2015

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