Investigative Firm Discounts Rutherford Harassment ClaimAn investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation, according to a copy of the review obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
Judge Allows Workplace Retaliation Case Against Duckworth To Go To TrialUnion County Judge David Boie rejected an effort by government lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to go to trial in August and remain a campaign issue for Duckworth.
Harvey School Superintendent Accuses Board Member Of Threatening 'A**-Kicking'A school superintendent in south suburban Harvey filed a lawsuit alleging that her efforts to put the district’s spending under a microscope sparked retaliation by board members — including one who told her she was “itching for an ass-kicking.”
Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over FiringsThree former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.
Police Officer Who Reported Alleged Misconduct Claims Boss RetaliatedA Chicago police officer is suing the city, claiming he blew the whistle on his boss, leading to retaliation.
Fire Department Employee Sues City After Sexual Harassment Claim UpheldA $63,048-a-year payroll auditor for the Chicago Fire Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city — armed with a finding of discrimination by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that upheld her sexual harassment charge against former Fire Commissioner John Brooks
Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 HoursFour firefighters with four separate complaints against their chief expected to present evidence Thursday at a special meeting set by the Gary Fire Civil Service Commission to hear the first of 24 cases filed against Chief Teresa Everett.
Zawaski: Retaliation For Hit On Toews Would Have Accomplished NothingHockey's a contact sport, so we shouldn't have an uproar when a star gets a hard check.
Whistleblower Awarded $2.5M In Suit Against Chicago StateJames Crowley, 47, CSU’s former senior legal counsel, had alleged he was fired in retaliation for reporting university improprieties to Illinois’ attorney general.
Cook County To Settle Deputies' Suit Vs. Sheriff Dart For $2.4MThe Cook County Board is expected to settle a federal lawsuit brought by 21 deputies who allege Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against them because they backed his political opponent when he was running sheriff in 2006.
Paintball Prankster Draws Gunfire, Hit In ShoulderAt least two men firing paintballs at people on Halloween evening apparently were themselves fired upon by someone with a real gun, and one of the two men was injured.
Workers Walk Out At Walmart Plant In ElwoodWorkers at the Walmart distributions center in Elwood went on strike Saturday to protest alleged illegal retaliation and other labor abuses.