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Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

Couple Sues CPS After Being Banned From School Board Meetings

An outspoken couple with four kids attending Chicago Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a district decision banning them from public meetings of the Chicago Board of Education.

04/14/2015

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IHSA Says Concussions Lawsuit ‘Threatens High School Football’

The nation’s first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide.

04/13/2015

Tahari Wilson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suit: Man Spent 21 Months In Jail On Fabricated Murder Charge

A South Side man who spent nearly two years in jail on a murder charge is suing six members of the Chicago Police Department who, a new lawsuit says, willfully disregarded evidence that would have exonerated him almost immediately.

04/09/2015

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Bicyclist Suing Chicago Police Over Alleged Collision With Squad Car Door

A woman is claiming she was injured last year after a Chicago Police officer opened a squad car door in her path as she biked near the Near West District police station.

03/28/2015

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit By White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word

Lincoln Brown, 48, was suspended without pay for five days in 2011 for using the n-word in front of his majority African-American class at Murray Language Academy after one of his students passed a note to a girl with rap lyrics including the n-word

03/27/2015

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Saw Needed To Open Tight Handcuffs Of Man Already Choked By Cops

A federal lawsuit claims a Chicago Police officer choked a man, handcuffed him too tightly and broke the key off, forcing authorities to cut the handcuffs off with an electric saw.

03/26/2015

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses City Of “Skipping A Step” In Red Light And Speed Camera Ticketing

Cash-strapped Chicago should be forced to refund $600 million in red-light and speed camera tickets dating back to 2003 because it “skipped a step” and denied motorists due process, a lawsuit filed Monday argues.

03/24/2015

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Suit: Cops Ran Over Man With Squad Car, Left Him There As He Had Seizure

Chicago Police ran over an epileptic man with their squad car and left him underneath the vehicle as he had a seizure, calling for backup instead of helping him first, a newly filed federal lawsuit claims.

03/24/2015

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Family Sues Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman And Dog In Naperville

Emily Driscoll, 22, and her dog were crossing Rickert Drive at Brook Road in Naperville on Nov. 9, 2014, when 74-year-old Kenneth Holmberg — who was driving east on Rickert – allegedly ran the red light at Brook, and hit them in the crosswalk.

03/20/2015

The Chicago Police Department's Homan Square facility.  (Credit: CBS)

Federal Lawsuit Filed In Connection With Alleged Homan Square Abuses

A lawsuit was filed Thursday — the first of its kind — stemming from allegations of illegal detention and other abuses by the Chicago Police Department made in the British newspaper The Guardian.

03/20/2015

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Victim’s Family Sues Over Fatal Hit-And-Run In Tinley Park

The family of a man from India who was fatally struck by a truck last summer while visiting south suburban Tinley Park has filed a lawsuit against the 23-year-old who allegedly fled the scene after the crash.

03/20/2015

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Judge: Suit Trying To Kill Lakefront Lucas Museum Can Proceed

Advocacy group Friends of the Parks sued Chicago’s Park District in November. It calls the would-be museum an “assault on the shores of Lake Michigan.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraces the plan to build on lakeside land.

03/12/2015

A taxi navigates the city streets on September 8, 2011 in Chicago.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit Dismissed

A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.

03/12/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.

03/11/2015

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: Illinois.gov)

Illinois Justices Press State’s Lawyer On Pension Overhaul

Illinois Supreme Court justices asked the state’s lawyer to explain Wednesday how the government can seek extraordinary power to reduce public pension benefits in the face of a fiscal crisis when the government itself is culpable for the financial mess.

03/11/2015

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna and her two children, Dylan and Elizabeth. (Family provided photo.)

Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 Kids

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.

03/10/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting Process

A Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

03/10/2015

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Union ‘Fair Share’ Dues Issue Evolving Into Lisa Madigan Vs. Gov. Rauner Legal Battle

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan moved Monday to dismiss a federal lawsuit Gov. Bruce Rauner authorized that challenges “fair share” fees collected by labor unions in the state.

03/10/2015

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Peoria Twitter Prankster Heads To Federal Court

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter account to spoof Peoria’s mayor.

03/09/2015

Dan Rutherford. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge: Aide’s Lawsuit Against Former Treasurer Rutherford Can Proceed

Rutherford’s former aide, Edmund Michalowski, filed the suit just five weeks before the Republican primary last year, alleging Rutherford sexually harassed him and forced him to do political work on the state’s dime.

03/06/2015

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