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Illinois State Capitol

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

Illinois State Treasurer and former Republican candidate for governor 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

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Ask Federal Judge To Dismiss Rauner Lawsuit Over Dues

Illinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.

03/06/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Sue Rauner Over Order Blocking “Fair Share” Dues

Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don’t want to join a union.

03/06/2015

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Federal Jury Finds In Favor Of Chicago Cops In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting

A federal jury on Wednesday found in favor of Chicago police and decided to award nothing to the family of a South Side man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

03/04/2015

Cynthia Lane speaks to reporters about the death of her son, Roshad McIntosh, who was shot by Chicago police officers in August 2014. Lane is suing the city and police department for wrongful death and civil rights violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Family Of Man Killed By Police Claims Police Planted Gun

The family of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.

03/04/2015

Police Headquarters

Suit: CPD Taking Too Long To Turn Over Police Misconduct Records

An activist and independent journalist is suing the Chicago Police Department, alleging it has taken too long to fulfill his already-modified Freedom of Information Act request for records concerning officer misconduct complaints.

03/04/2015

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Chicago Business Files Lawsuit Over Negative Yelp Review

Zwick Window Shade Co., 3336 W. Foster, takes issue with a Feb. 6, 2014 review where a customer claims she and her husband never received a set of blinds ordered from Zwick, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.

02/27/2015

Rendering of the bleacher expansion and one of several new signs at Wrigley Field, once renovations are completed. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Judge Allows Cubs To Continue Building Outfield Signs

In a win for the Cubs, a federal court judge on Thursday refused to grant a request by the owners of a pair of Wrigley Field rooftops to stop the team’s installation of outfield signs that would block their valuable view.

02/19/2015

Alstory Simon leaves prison.

Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern, Others For $40M For Coercing False Confession

A 64-year-old man who was freed from prison last year, after prosecutors dropped charges in a 1982 double murder case, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University, accusing a former professor and his team of railroading him into a false confession.

02/17/2015

Mohammad Abdullah Saleem (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman

The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school.

02/17/2015

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Ex-Berwyn Cop Center Of Federal Lawsuit

After closing down a late-night bar, he was clocked going nearly 90 mph in a 30 mph zone.

02/14/2015

Rendering of the bleacher expansion and one of several new signs at Wrigley Field, once renovations are completed. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Rooftop Owners Want Restraining Order To Stop Wrigley Signs

The owners of two rooftop bars with views into Wrigley Field are asking a judge to temporarily block the Chicago Cubs from putting up a video scoreboard and advertising signs that they say would block their view.

02/13/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Attorney: Lawsuit Is Premature Over Stripped Title

After Rev. Jesse Jackson earlier said parents of Jackie Robinson West players would sue Little League International over the decision to strip the team of its national title, an attorney for the team said it was too early to know if a lawsuit is warranted.

02/12/2015

Karla Gress. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Woman Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Raped By Security Guard At Skokie Hotel

A 49-year-old woman from Dallas says she was raped by a security guard at the Skokie Holiday Inn – and now she is suing the hotel and the guard.

02/09/2015

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Latino Activists Sue Police Over Arrest While Canvassing For Obamacare

Two young Latino men who were arrested last year while passing out information about Obamacare in a white neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing police of racial profiling.

02/03/2015

Resident  Kim Maselbas-Gurba says these bleachers have hurt her family's quality of life in Crystal Lake. (Kim Maselbas-Gurba)

Illinois High Court Will Hear Dispute Over Crystal Lake South Bleachers

Kim Maselbas-Gurba’s backyard boarders the school and says her family has had to seal some windows after they noticed people on the bleachers looking into her children’s bedrooms as they were getting dressed.

01/29/2015

Joan and Melissa Rivers in 2013 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit In Mother Joan Rivers’ Death

The lawsuit filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod over Rivers while she was unconscious, and it suggests that she died because of their incompetence.

01/27/2015

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Woman Accuses Massage Therapist Of Groping Her At Naperville Spa

The woman had an appointment for a two-hour treatment at Massage Envy with a male massage therapist, according to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The therapist told her to take off her bra, and about halfway through the massage he began “cupping her breasts” and touching her inappropriately, the suit alleges.

01/21/2015

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