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Farad Polk

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

Cook County government seal (CBS)

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

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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