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Blue Island Firefighter Files Lawsuit Against City

A part-time Blue Island firefighter is suing the city, contending that it withdrew an offer to him for a full-time job without justification.

12/11/2013

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$4.7M Judgment Against St James Hospital, ER Doctor

A Cook County Circuit Court jury has awarded $4.7 million to the family of a 49-year-old woman who was left brain dead after emergency room doctors at St. James Hospital of Olympia Fields failed to open her airways seven years ago

11/27/2013

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Suit: Disabled Woman Assaulted After Leaving Hospital

The guardian of a mentally disabled woman is suing a Chicago hospital, claiming she was kidnapped sexually assaulted after the hospital discharged her without notifying her family.

11/06/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

South Side Families Sue Over Black Dust Piling Up From Oil Refineries

Four homeowners along the Calumet River have filed a lawsuit claiming mounting piles of “petcoke” — a byproduct of the oil refinery process — is consistently blowing black dust in and around their homes.

11/01/2013

Three people died in a fiery crash in Glenview. (Credit: Ed Curran)

Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Woman In Glenview Crash

The son of a woman killed in a north suburban crash involving a garbage truck two weeks ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Village of Skokie.

10/29/2013

Abigail Cihak (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Accused Of Hurting Baby Suing City After Charges Dropped

A woman once accused of injuring an infant she was babysitting is suing the city and two Chicago Police officers after charges against her were dropped.

10/29/2013

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Suit: Manager Groped, Assaulted Employees At Waukegan Plant

Former co-workers Allen Fuesting and Laurie Garza describe a climate of sexual harassment and hostility at Waukegan’s Uline plant. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlove reports.

10/11/2013

City Hall

City To Pay $560K For Former Supervisor’s Racist, Sexist Rants

The City Council Finance Committee has recommend approving a $560,000 settlement for some city employees who complained about the racist and sexist rantings of their boss, the nephew of former Congressman Frank Annunzio.

10/11/2013

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

Passenger Hurt In Blue Line Train Crash Suing

A Blue Line passenger hurt when two CTA trains collided earlier this week filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the transit agency. It is the first such suit stemming from the crash.

10/02/2013

Danielle Cook and her partner Suzie Hutton, from Bloomington; and Patrick Bova and his partner James Darby, from Chicago, (left to right) celebrate after a judge ruled a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage can move forward. (Credit: CBS)

Judge: Lawsuit Seeking To End Same-Sex Marriage Ban May Proceed

Gay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.

09/27/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Dixon To Recoup $40 Million After Crundwell Thefts

Dixon Mayor Jim Burke said Wednesday that the city has settled a lawsuit with auditors and a bank in connection with Crundwell’s thefts.

09/25/2013

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Family Claims Cops Let Shooting Victim Die Without Calling Paramedics

Javar Bamberg was shot in an alley in the 1700 block of Grey Avenue, just north of Evanston High School, on Dec. 12, 2012.

09/25/2013

Pro Football Hall of Fame player Gale Sayers reviews his notes during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill September 18, 2007 in Washington, DC. Former players and league officials appeared before the committee for a hearing on the 'NFL Retirement System,' focusing on the current compensation system for retirees with claims of advanced injuries that became symptomatic after retiring from the NFL. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bears Legend Gale Sayers Sues NFL, Claims Head Trauma

Bears great Gale Sayers has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, saying the league is culpable for brain trauma he suffered as a running back.

09/20/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hearing Today On Fight Over State Lawmakers’ Pay

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued after Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power earlier this summer to cut money for legislators’ salaries from the state budget.

09/18/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

Aldermen have given preliminary approval of a $2 million settlement for women who failed a physical exam to become Chicago firefighters, saying the test requirements discriminated against them.

09/06/2013

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Another Maine West Student Comes Forward With Hazing Charges

A 16-year-old boy has come forward with accusations of hazing at Maine West High School– the fifth student athlete to file a lawsuit.

08/27/2013

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Fifth Maine West Student Claims Sex Assault In Soccer Hazing Ritual

Chicago lawyer Tony Romanucci filed the complaint Monday on behalf of the 16-year-old boy and his parents, none of whom are identified by name.

08/26/2013

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Condo Owners Sue City Over Proximity Of Divvy Bike Station

A husband and wife are suing the city of Chicago as well as their alderman, requesting the removal of a Divvy bike station that they say will bring an “invasion” of people, trash and noise to the doorstep of their Lakeview condominium.

08/22/2013

Bad Gas

BP Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over Tainted Gasoline

Customers of BP could be in line for a few bucks, if they unknowingly bought tainted gasoline last summer.

08/21/2013

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Man Sues Walmart, Claiming Security Failed To Stop Attack

The suit alleges Jeremiah Rogers and his girlfriend were at the Walmart in Waukegan in January, when a man hit him with a wine bottle, but security guards failed to stop the attack after kicking the man out earlier.

08/21/2013

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