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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

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson (middle) (Credit: Steve Miller)

Family Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Park Forest After Death Of WWII Vet

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Village of Park Forest and six police officers – following the death of a 95-year-old resident of an assisted living center almost a year ago.

06/23/2014

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Woman Who Claims She Slipped On Vomit Sues Grocery Store For Negligence

Ruth Luckett Toney was in the Ultra Foods at 13001 S. Ashland Ave. in Calumet Park on Aug. 26, 2013, when she slipped and fell on an “unnatural accumulation of vomit” on the floor of the produce section, according to the lawsuit.

06/20/2014

Ald. George Cardenas

Ex-Employee Suing Alderman Stands Accused Of Being Ghost Payroller

A former 12th Ward worker is suing the city and Ald. George Cardenas (12th), claiming she was unjustly terminated in May after she answered FBI questions about an investigation into allegations of illegal hiring. CBS 2 has learned that woman herself is accused of working a no-show job.

06/20/2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Wisconsin Gov. Walker Part Of ‘Criminal Scheme’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to violate election laws, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday.

06/19/2014

Amareon Williams (Family provided photo)

Mother Sues Daycare After Son, 5, Dies In Accident

A mother left her five-year-old son at a daycare in Michigan City last month and then hours later learned that he had died after being choked by a rope hanging from outdoor play equipment.

06/18/2014

Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

Father Suing Police After Son Dies Following Use Of Stun Gun

It’s been a little more than a month since a father believes his son died as a result of what he says is police misconduct and that father is going public for the first time.

06/18/2014

Demonstrators held a march and vigil Thursday in protest of a strip club planned for Stone Park. (CBS)

Nuns’ Suit: Stone Park Strip Club Has Brought ‘Sexual Misbehavior’ And Loud Music

Nuns who earlier protested the opening of a strip club adjacent to their convent in Stone Park have slapped the village and the club with a suit that seeks to yank the curtain down on the adult entertainment.

06/16/2014

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BGA Sues City To Release Video Of Dog Possibly Being Choked To Death

As WBBM has reported, employees at Chicago Animal Care and Control apparently choked a dog to death in March – and now the Better Government Association is suing the city for not releasing the videotaped evidence of that incident.

06/16/2014

Scottie Pippen. (Jesse D. Garrabrat/NBAE/Getty Images)

High Court Rejects Pippen’s Defamation Case

The Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen filed against several media companies for falsely reporting he had filed for bankruptcy.

06/16/2014

Dan Rutherford

Former Rutherford Aide’s Lawyer Compares Treasurer To Mob Boss

The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

06/12/2014

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Suit: Woman Hit With Axe At A Polish Dance Performance

A woman has filed a lawsuit against a local performing arts company, claiming she was hit with a rogue axe head while attending a performance in west suburban River Forest in December.

06/11/2014

City Hall

Labor Unions Plan To File Lawsuit Against City Pension Reform Law

Labor leaders were planning to go to court to block legislation cutting pension benefits and raising the retirement ages for many city workers, and opening the door for a property tax hike to help pay the city’s share of employee pension costs.

06/10/2014

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Condom Found In Nursing Home Patient’s Stomach, Suit Claims

L.C. Scott was a resident at Westchester Rehab in June 2012 when he was taken to La Grange Memorial Hospital for suspected gastro intestinal bleeding and low hemoglobin levels, the suit claims.

06/05/2014

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Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Files Lawsuit

The family of a man shot to death Memorial Day weekend by Chicago Police has filed a suit alleging wrongful death and the use of excessive force, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/04/2014

Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Judge Dismisses Sexual Harassment Suit Filed By Former Rutherford Aide

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing state treasurer and failed Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford of sexually harassing a former top aide, and pressuring him to perform campaign work on government time.

06/04/2014

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State’s Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Travel Club Marketers

The Cook County State’s Attorney thinks if the envelope says: “Congratulations, you are a winner,” you should actually win something besides a sales pitch, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/03/2014

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Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Drugmakers Accused Of Deceptive Marketing

The City of Chicago is suing five pharmaceutical companies for what officials call deceptive marketing of powerful painkillers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/03/2014

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

Demonstrators Demand Action Over Alleged Brutality At Tanning Salon

A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, expressing their outrage about the case of tanning parlor manager Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek.

05/29/2014

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