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Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn’t have authority to develop it.

04/18/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

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Country Club Hills To Pay $700K To Settle Wrongful Shooting Suit

Abeid Armour was 17 when a Country Club Hills police officer shot into a car Armour was driving on July 24, 2010, the lawsuit said. Armour was struck with two bullets

04/10/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Two More Lawsuits Filed Over O’Hare Blue Line Crash

Two more people have filed lawsuits against the CTA over a Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare last week, bringing the total number of suits filed up to eight.

04/03/2014

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Former Robbins Cop Sues Village For Discrimination

A former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.

04/02/2014

Beyonce Knowles (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Women Trampled Before Concert Sue Beyonce, United Center, Live Nation

Two women staked out the United Center for several hours with the hopes of being at the foot of the stage during Beyonce’s performance last December.

04/01/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Fourth Woman Files Suit Against CTA After Being Injured In Blue Line Crash

A woman who was on her way to work at O’Hare is one of several people to file lawsuits after Monday’s Blue Line crash at O’Hare. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talked with her.

03/26/2014

Donovan Turnage (family handout)

Family Of Boy Killed By Fleeing Car Sues CPD Over Chase

Donovan Turnage’s death on Dec. 21 was an “entirely preventable” tragedy that would have been avoided if police hadn’t given chase on a crowded street in the middle of the day, an attorney for the Turnage family said Monday.

03/24/2014

Stack of cash (CBS)

AG Madigan Sues Cash Lender For Predatory Lending

An Elgin-based cash-lending business is charging its customers with interest rates as high as 500 percent, state prosecutors say.

03/19/2014

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Suit: Homewood Cops Injured 82-Year-Old Woman

Three Homewood residents filed a federal lawsuit Friday, claiming two police officers allegedly barged in to their home and injured an 82-year-old woman.

03/15/2014

Jon Burge

No Class-Action Suit For Alleged Burge Torture Victims

Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. also said he came up with a “remedy” for the unfortunate chapter in Chicago history” by assigning David Yellen, the dean of Loyola Law School as a “special master” to identify legitimate claims of torture by incarcerated men

03/13/2014

American Airlines Jet

RTA Sues American Airlines For Dodging Taxes

The agency that oversees public transportation in Chicago is suing American Airlines for falsely claiming to buy “vast amounts of jet fuel” from a small office in a rural community to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes in the nation’s third-largest city, where the actual work is done.

03/12/2014

Two sisters -- shown here as youngsters -- were kept in foster care for years, even though an aunt was trying to gain custody, the family says. (courtesy: family)

2 Investigators: Clerical Error Keeps Sisters Stuck In Abusive Foster Care For Years

2 Investigator Dave Savini reveals how actions by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services kept two girls from their family.

03/10/2014

James Degorski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Brown’s Chicken Killer Unlikely To Get Most Of $451K Jury Award

Despite being awarded more than $450,000 in a federal lawsuit against a former jail guard, one of the two men convicted of the 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre might not see much of that money.

03/10/2014

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Suit: Former NFL Player Published Explicit Images Of Ex-Wife Without Permission

A former NFL player’s ex-wife is suing him, alleging that his actions resulted in sexually explicit photos and videos of her being posted to several pornographic websites without her consent or knowledge.

03/04/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Claims Cook County Jail Inmates Were Abused By Guards

Cook County’s Sheriff is talking this afternoon about a lawsuit that claims guards at the county jail have created what’s being described as a sadistic culture behind bars.

02/27/2014

Chicago State University

Whistleblower Awarded $2.5M In Suit Against Chicago State

James Crowley, 47, CSU’s former senior legal counsel, had alleged he was fired in retaliation for reporting university improprieties to Illinois’ attorney general.

02/27/2014

Marie Rose Demkowicz (courtesy: family)

2 Investigators: Assisted-Living Facility Neglected Resident, Suit Says

CBS 2′s Pam Zekman finds that some assisted living facilities do not give residents the help they need and have violated state regulations requiring them to have sufficient staff.

02/24/2014

Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos become the first same-sex couple to marry after a historic court decision in Illinois.(Credit: Suzanne LeMignot)

Cook County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses; First Couple Weds

Same-sex couples wasted no time getting marriage licenses on Friday, shortly after a federal judge ruled they don’t have to wait until June to tie the knot in Cook County.

02/21/2014

Former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to several counts of sexually abusing children, and later was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Three More Accuse Former Priest McCormack Of Sex Abuse

The three men all alleged that the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George were all negligent in the hiring and retention of former priest Daniel McCormack.

02/19/2014

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