Duckworth Settles Retaliation Lawsuit; Agreement That No Law ViolatedA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
Man Arrested For Murder Shortly After Announcing Lawsuit Over Police ShootingA Chicago man filed a $15 million federal lawsuit against the city and the police officer who shot him several times in 2014, only to be arrested and charged with murder within minutes of announcing the complaint.
Suit: Chicago Area Cop Wrongly Killed Man Who Tried To Steal MeatWarren Harding Christian III went to a store to steal food "to feed his mother and family," the wrongful-death lawsuit says. The police-involved shooting that occurred next was not justified, his survivors say.
Settlement In Chicago Cops' Lawsuit Spares Emanuel From Testifying On Code Of SilenceThe Emanuel administration has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by two Chicago police officers who claimed they were victims of retaliation after blowing the whistle on corruption. The deal spares the mayor from possibly having to testify about a “code of silence” within the department.
Suit: McDonald's Late-Night Drive-Thru Policy Discriminates Against Blind PeopleThe plaintiff says the fast food giant should allow blind people to order from drive-thru's when the walk-in option isn't available.
Investigative Firm Discounts Rutherford Harassment ClaimAn investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation, according to a copy of the review obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
Lawsuit Accuses Cop Of Threatening Infant Would Feel TaserA man claims in a federal lawsuit a Chicago police officer threatened to use a Taser on him last year while he held his 1-year-old son in his arms — and warned him his son would feel the electricity.
Judge Allows Workplace Retaliation Case Against Duckworth To Go To TrialUnion County Judge David Boie rejected an effort by government lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to go to trial in August and remain a campaign issue for Duckworth.
Man Sues Indiana, Road Contractors After Wife Killed When Car Drove Off Cline Avenue BridgeA Chicago man is suing the state of Indiana and its road building contractors blaming them for a fiery accident on the Cline Avenue Bridge that killed his wife 14 months ago.
City Lawyer Says Robbery Victim Shot Because He Pointed Gun At CopsWielding a shiny chrome handgun before a federal jury Monday, a lawyer for three Chicago cops being sued over a March 2012 shooting left little to the imagination.
Trial Set To Start Over 2012 Police Shooting Of Robbery VictimBassil Abdelal is set to take to trial the federal lawsuit he filed against the city and three police officers involved in his shooting. The trial has been delayed multiple times, partly because of the court-ordered release of video depicting the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Former Cook County Jail Inmate Sues Guard Over Beating Caught On TapeA former Cook County Jail inmate has sued a correctional officer over a beating at the jail three years ago.