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Officer Stripped Of Powers Amid Brutality Probe

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said an investigation into the actions of officers involved in a raid at a tanning salon last summer is in the hands of the Independent Police Review Authority, which recommended one officer immediately be placed on administrative leave.

05/20/2014

Surveillance video of a police raid on a West Side tanning salon. (Credit: Hamilton Law Office)

Woman Accuses Chicago Police Of Brutality In Raid Caught On Video

The lawyer for a woman shown on video being hit by a police officer, says he and another cop don’t deserve to wear the uniform, reports WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore.

05/19/2014

Deon Patrick is suing the city of Chicago after he was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 21 Years Sues City

A 42-year-old Hazel Crest man who spent half his life in prison before prosecutors dropped the murder charges against him is now suing the city of Chicago.

05/19/2014

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Man Cleared Of 1992 Double Murder Sues Police, Prosecutors

A Hazel Crest man is claiming he was forced in to signing a false confession for a 1992 double murder, of which he was later exonerated after spending 20 years in prison.

05/19/2014

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Woman Sues City After Chicago Police Officer Shoots, Kills Puppy

A woman is suing the city of Chicago and several police officers nearly a year after her 5-year-old daughter watched an off-duty officer shoot and kill their pit bull puppy near their home in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

05/19/2014

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Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA Budget

A former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday

05/15/2014

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Man Claims Police Planted Phone To Justify Shooting

Ortiz Glaze, 36, filed a federal lawsuit against the city and several Chicago police officers Tuesday, alleging those officers later planted a silver cellphone with his belongings to justify wounding him in the back of his left arm and back of his left thigh on April 30, 2013.

04/30/2014

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Former Student Sues St. Charles East H.S. Over Hazing, Bullying

The former student alleges that the continued bullying led to severe emotional distress that required outpatient hospitalization and “extensive psychiatric treatment.”

04/25/2014

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$14 Million Awarded To Woman Who Suffered Stroke After Taking Medication

A Cook County jury awarded $14 million Friday to Mariola Zapalski, of Elmwood Park, in a lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed the drug Yasmin.

04/20/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn’t have authority to develop it.

04/18/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

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Country Club Hills To Pay $700K To Settle Wrongful Shooting Suit

Abeid Armour was 17 when a Country Club Hills police officer shot into a car Armour was driving on July 24, 2010, the lawsuit said. Armour was struck with two bullets

04/10/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Two More Lawsuits Filed Over O’Hare Blue Line Crash

Two more people have filed lawsuits against the CTA over a Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare last week, bringing the total number of suits filed up to eight.

04/03/2014

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Former Robbins Cop Sues Village For Discrimination

A former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.

04/02/2014

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Women Trampled Before Concert Sue Beyonce, United Center, Live Nation

Two women staked out the United Center for several hours with the hopes of being at the foot of the stage during Beyonce’s performance last December.

04/01/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Fourth Woman Files Suit Against CTA After Being Injured In Blue Line Crash

A woman who was on her way to work at O’Hare is one of several people to file lawsuits after Monday’s Blue Line crash at O’Hare. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talked with her.

03/26/2014

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Family Of Boy Killed By Fleeing Car Sues CPD Over Chase

Donovan Turnage’s death on Dec. 21 was an “entirely preventable” tragedy that would have been avoided if police hadn’t given chase on a crowded street in the middle of the day, an attorney for the Turnage family said Monday.

03/24/2014

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AG Madigan Sues Cash Lender For Predatory Lending

An Elgin-based cash-lending business is charging its customers with interest rates as high as 500 percent, state prosecutors say.

03/19/2014

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Suit: Homewood Cops Injured 82-Year-Old Woman

Three Homewood residents filed a federal lawsuit Friday, claiming two police officers allegedly barged in to their home and injured an 82-year-old woman.

03/15/2014

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No Class-Action Suit For Alleged Burge Torture Victims

Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. also said he came up with a “remedy” for the unfortunate chapter in Chicago history” by assigning David Yellen, the dean of Loyola Law School as a “special master” to identify legitimate claims of torture by incarcerated men

03/13/2014

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