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State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry Permits

Illinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, the state police said Tuesday, following a flurry of lawsuits from people whose applications were rejected without explanation.

07/16/2014

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2 Investigators: Injured Fans File Lawsuits Against Major Concert Promoter

They just wanted to see their favorite performers in concert, but ended up in the hospital instead. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on lawsuits filed against Live Nation.

04/10/2014

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Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response Times

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.

11/04/2013

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Hearing Begins On School Closing Lawsuits

A federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.

07/16/2013

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Feds Sue Text Message Spammers

Federal authorities have filed a series of lawsuits against individuals and companies responsible for sending out unsolicited text messages offering free gift cards to popular stores.

03/07/2013

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City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct Suits

Alderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

This photo of Christina Eilman shows her about nine months before she came to Chicago in 2006. (Family Photo)

Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police Lawsuits

A Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

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BP Lists Stations That Had Bad Gasoline

More than a week after it discovered it had delivered millions of gallons of bad gasoline, customers can search a list of stations that had the contaminated product.

08/29/2012

A double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 on Aug. 2, 2012. (Credit: KMOV)

Two More Lawsuits Filed Over Fatal Downstate Megabus Crash

Two college students and a Chicago family have now filed lawsuits against Megabus over this month’s fatal crash downstate, when a double-decker vehicle blew a tire and crashed into a pillar on Interstate 55.

08/14/2012

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City To Pay $7 Million To Burge Torture Victims; Daley Won’t Have To Testify

Chicago will pay millions to two victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s torture, while former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in the cases.

07/23/2012

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Judge Agrees To Combine Lawsuits Seeking To End Gay Marriage Ban

A Cook County judge on Thursday agreed to combine two lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban on gay marriage in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Cook County Clerk David Orr and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with two recent lawsuits that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. They say they won't defend the law in court, and will concede the state should be required to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (Credit: CBS)

Orr, Alvarez Won’t Fight Suits Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

Cook County Clerk David Orr and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with a pair of recent lawsuits alleging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and they are not fighting the effort to lift that ban.

06/14/2012

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More Police Departments Using Lawsuits To Target Gangs

With the street gang problem out of control in the Chicago area, more police departments are turning to the use of street gang lawsuits that allow them to prevent gang members from hanging out with each other.

CBS 2–06/06/2012

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Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In Illinois

Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Leonardo Elias' life changed forever when an Alltown school bus hit him. (courtesy Elias family attorney)

2 Investigators: CPS Bus Vendor Has History Of Accidents, Injuries

Despite this history, the Alltown bus company has an $11.7 million contract with Chicago Public Schools to provide 248 buses. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

04/26/2012

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

More Excessive-Force Allegations Emerge In North Chicago

The accusations come after Darrin Hanna died in an encounter with North Chicago police in November. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

01/01/2012

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Lawsuits: Mortgage Companies Took Money, Did No Work

Three Chicago area firms have been sued by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for allegedly scamming people out of money to help them with their mortgages.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Sharon Bialek attends a news conference to accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago on November 7, 2011 in New York City. Bialek is the fourth woman to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior when he was while CEO of the National Restaurant Association. She stated she is speaking out because she wanted to give "a face and a voice" to support the other accusers who have remained anonymous. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cain Accuser Bialek Has History Of Bankruptcy, Financial Trouble

So far, Chicago native Sharon Bialek is the only one of four women who have accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment to speak out publicly about the allegations. Now, a day after she came forward, we are learning more about her and her reasons for going public.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Zoila Tellez and her husband, Jose Tellez (Family Photo)

Family Settles Lawuits Over Fatal Train Derailment For $36M

Canadian National Railway has agreed to pay more than $36 million to the family of a 44-year-old woman who was killed in a train derailment and explosion in Rockford two years ago.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

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Dancer Sues Suburban Strip Club Owner Over Unpaid Wages

A dancer who worked for a suburban topless club owner now in prison for tax fraud is suing her former boss, claiming he didn’t pay overtime and unfairly took money out of her wages.

08/20/2011

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