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Former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to several counts of sexually abusing children, and later was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Three More Accuse Former Priest McCormack Of Sex Abuse

The three men all alleged that the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George were all negligent in the hiring and retention of former priest Daniel McCormack.

02/19/2014

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cook County To Settle Deputies’ Suit Vs. Sheriff Dart For $2.4M

The Cook County Board is expected to settle a federal lawsuit brought by 21 deputies who allege Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against them because they backed his political opponent when he was running sheriff in 2006.

02/14/2014

Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Former FOP Boss Can’t Get On Ballot For Next Union Election

Ousted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.

02/12/2014

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Woman Claims Montessori Teacher Bullied 5-Year-Old Son

The suit was filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court by a woman identified only as Jane Doe, claiming a teacher bullied her 5-year-old son by slapping the boy, calling him names in front of his class and throwing his artwork in the trash.

02/07/2014

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, Police

A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

02/03/2014

Suit: Special Ed Student Sexually Abused In School Locker Room

A former Rich East High School special education student who claims he was sexually abused by another student in a gym locker room has filed a lawsuit against the school and Rich Township High School District 227.

01/31/2014

A personal-injury attorney says this rusted balcony railing caused a serious accident. (CBS)

Lawsuit Sheds Light On Problems With Iron Balcony Railings

A Buildings Department spokesperson says the city has issued 600 iron-related balcony violations since 2012. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

01/30/2014

Eli Manning. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Lawsuit alleges Eli, Giants Sold Fake Memorabilia

A lawsuit alleges Eli Manning and the Giants ran a bogus memorabilia operation.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

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Federal Lawsuit Accuses Eight Chicago Cops Of Illegal Strip Searches

Eight Chicago Police officers face a federal lawsuit for illegal strip searches.

01/29/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Unions Sue To Block State Pension Reform Plan

The lawsuit, which follows others already filed by retirees, argues the pension bill approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn more than a month ago violates a clause of the state constitution that says pension benefits may not be cut.

01/28/2014

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Musician Suing CTA Over Damaged Viola

A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.

01/24/2014

Former Boy Scout leader Thomas Hacker (left) and former priest Norbert Maday (right) are accused of molesting boys at an Oak Lawn church in the 1970s. Both men have been convicted of other cases of sexual assault of children. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

Suit Accuses Former Priest, Ex-Scout Leader Of Molesting Boys

It didn’t take long for the Chicago Archdiocese’s release of confidential files on pedophile priests to lead to a new lawsuit, this one accusing a former priest and a former boy scout leader of molesting boys at the same church in the 1970s.

01/23/2014

New signage for right field at Wrigley Field. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Cubs’ Deal With Rooftop Owners ‘Fell Apart’ At Stormy Meeting On Renovations

The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts — not at the bargaining table.

01/22/2014

Eddie Winters (Twitter)

Candidate For Illinois House Sues Former Alderman For Slander

Eddie Winters, a candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives 10th District seat, filed the suit against former Alderman Ed Smith (28th), claiming Smith referred to him as a “wife-beater” who “failed to pay child support and leaves his kids starving.”

01/14/2014

Illinois State Capitol

More Lawsuits Filed Challenging State Pension Cuts

The Illinois State Employees Association Retirees and the Retired State Employees Association filed separate class-action lawsuits in Sangamon County Circuit Court on behalf of their members.

01/02/2014

Illinois State Seal

Lawsuit Filed To Block State Pension-Benefit Cuts

The long-anticipated legal challenge comes less than a month after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the so-called pension reform into law.

12/27/2013

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Chicago-Area Woman Files Lawsuit In Target Security Breach

At least one Illinois resident has joined those suing Target after the retail giant disclosed hackers stole millions of customer accounts.

12/26/2013

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Cabbies Create Pin-Up Calendar To Fund Lawsuit Against City

The pin-up calendar was created by Melissa Callahan, a cabbie who argues cab drivers should be considered city employees.

12/26/2013

Richard Wallace, 66, was allegedly brutally beaten by seven security guards when he attempted to discharge himself from Advocate's Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. (Submitted photo)

Libertyville Man, 66, Claims Attack By Hospital Security

A lawsuit claims that a 66-year-old Libertyville man suffering a mini-stroke was threatened, beaten and even bitten by a group of security guards at Advocate Condell Medical Center after attempting to leave following a wait of more than six hours.

12/19/2013

These photos purport to show Jonathan Garcia bloodied and injured after a police interrogation. (Photos provided by Garcia family)

Suit: Waukegan Police Roughed Up Teen Boy During Interrogation

(CBS) – A 13-year-old boy says he was brutalized by Waukegan police late last month, and now two unnamed detectives and the city are facing a federal lawsuit. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports. On Monday, […]

12/16/2013

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