Political Punishment

Jury Awards $1.6M To Sheriff’s Employees Who Claim They Were Unfairly DemotedA federal jury awarded $1.6 million Tuesday to 21 Cook County sheriff’s employees who claimed they were demoted by Sheriff Tom Dart for supporting his main opponent in the 2006 election.
Trial Underway For Deputies Who Say They Were Punished For Backing Dart's OpponentA trial is underway at the Federal Building in a lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.