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Lawsuit: City Is Harassing African-American Nightclub

Nouveau Tavern has filed a lawsuit against the city for, among several allegations, pulling the club’s liquor license for a weekend; “conducting unfounded over-crowding investigations”; and using tactics “clearly meant to harass, intimidate.”

08/22/2014

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Judge: Indiana Governor Contradicted Himself On Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but he put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue. The state appealed the latest ruling Wednesday.

08/21/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Woman Slain In Bali Received $840K From Cruise Line Settlement

As authorities in Indonesia investigate the asphyxiation death of a Chicago woman whose body was stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, a picture has begun emerging of a long history of bad blood between her and her daughter, who has been arrested in her death.

08/20/2014

Wrigley Field scoreboard. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rooftop Owners File Lawsuit To Block Wrigley Renovation

The owners say the $375 million plan, which includes erecting seven billboards, would cripple their business.

08/14/2014

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA Suing City Over Blacked Out Emails About Animal Care And Control Commission

The Better Government Association is suing the Emanuel administration for blacking-out large chunks of emails about the troubled Chicago Animal Care and Control Commission.

08/12/2014

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Mother Files Lawsuit In Death Of SIU Student

A Morton Grove woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carbondale, the city’s police chief, and the man she believes killed her 19-year-old son in February.

08/08/2014

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Fire Department Employee Sues City After Sexual Harassment Claim Upheld

A $63,048-a-year payroll auditor for the Chicago Fire Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city — armed with a finding of discrimination by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that upheld her sexual harassment charge against former Fire Commissioner John Brooks

08/06/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Settlement Expected For Family Of High Schooler Shot By Police

Chicago taxpayers will spend $1.2 million to compensate the family of a high school sports star with good grades who was shot in the back by an off-duty police officer.

07/29/2014

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Excused From Testifying In Park Grill Lawsuit

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in open court in connection to the Emanuel administration’s effort to break a long-term deal with the operators of the restaurant at Millennium Park.

07/23/2014

Is this character violating the Cubs' trademark? The team says so in a new lawsuit. (CBS)

Cubs Sue Wannabe Mascot That Got Into Barfight

The “Billy Cub” character has made “rude, profane and derogatory remarks and gesticulations to patrons, ticket holders, fans or other individuals located in the area of Wrigley Field,” according to the suit.

07/18/2014

An unused visiting room in a super maximum security area of Cook County Jail, where Farad Polk became trapped for 32 hours after he walked into the room, and the door locked behind him. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jail Offers Glimpse Of Room Where Man Was Trapped For 32 Hours

Farad Polk went to Cook County Jail on the evening of July 5, to visit his son, and ended up imprisoned himself inside a small visiting room in the super maximum security Division 9 area of the jail.

07/16/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

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Visitor Trapped Inside Cook County Jail For 32 Hours Files Lawsuit

he Chicago man trapped inside a visiting room at Cook County Jail for 32 hours is suing the county.

07/14/2014

Ashley Haws (Credit: Davi Law Group)

Man Sues Rental Company After Fatal Boating Accident

A survivor of a late May boating accident on Lake Michigan that killed at least two people is suing the company that rented the group the 33-foot motorboat that caught fire miles from shore.

07/11/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Shakman: Quinn Claim On Hiring A ‘Straw Man’

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked a judge to reject anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman’s request for a federal hiring monitor, arguing the action would be detrimental to state officials’ duties. Shakman said that was a “straw man” argument.

07/09/2014

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Wants Proof Of Daley’s Medical Hardship To Avoid Park Grill Testimony

Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius said Daley will have to provide more information showing he’s too ill to testify. His lawyers have said he’s not well enough after the stroke-like episode he suffered in January.

07/08/2014

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Chicago Must Pay Legal Fees In Gun Store Lawsuit

Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.

07/04/2014

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BGA Sues Cook County To Release “Clout Logs”

A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.

07/03/2014

Former Mayor Richard Daley speaks publicly for the first time about the death of his wife, Maggie, and about life after leaving City Hall, during a reception at the law office where he is of counsel. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Seeks To Avoid Park Grill Testimony Due To “Medical Hardship”

Citing an unspecificed “medical hardship,” lawyers for former Mayor Richard M. Daley have asked a Cook County judge to excuse him from testifying at a trial where the Emanuel administration is seeking to break a long-term lease for the Park Grill restaurant at Millennium Park, signed under Daley.

07/03/2014

The "Dixmoor Five" were men who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they didn't commit. (CBS)

‘Dixmoor 5′ Settle Lawsuit Against State Police For $40M

Five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police for $40 million.

06/25/2014

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