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Juan Rivera talks with reporters Friday as a settlement was announced for his wrongful convictions. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Waukegan City Council Approves Settlement For Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

he Waukegan City Council has voted unanimously to approve its share of the $20 million settlement being paid to Juan Rivera, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a notorious murder he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/05/2015

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City Pays $415,000 To Drunk Woman Who Accused Two Police Officers Of Sexual Assault

Chicago taxpayers will shell out $415,000 to compensate an inebriated woman who accused two police officers of sexually assaulting her, only to have them plead guilty to a lesser charge.

05/02/2015

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Duerson Family Plans To Challenge NFL Concussion Settlement

Thomas Demetrio, an attorney for the family of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, objects to the exclusion of future awards for CTE, the brain trauma that some call “the signature disease of football.” Lawyers involved in the settlement say an appeal could hold up payments to thousands of players.

04/23/2015

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New Concussions Deal With NCAA Proposed

There is a new proposed settlement in a head injury lawsuit against the NCAA brought by football players and other college athletes.

04/14/2015

Juan Rivera talks with reporters Friday as a settlement was announced for his wrongful convictions. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Former Inmate Settles Wrongful Conviction In Waukegan Murder Case For $20M

Juan Rivera was tried three times for the 1992 rape and murder of Holley Staker.

03/20/2015

Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan announces Illinois will get $52.5-million from a Justice Department settlement with Standard and Poors. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Illinois To Receive Nearly $53M Share Of S&P settlement

Illinois will receive a $52.5 million share of a multi-state settlement with Standard & Poor’s over allegations that the credit ratings agency knowingly inflated ratings of risky mortgage investments that sparked the financial crisis of 2008, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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Widow Of Chicago Woman Gets Share Of $50M Settlement In Indiana Stage Collapse

The settlement is historic—not because of the size of the award but because of who’s receiving it, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

12/19/2014

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City Council Panel Backs $13M In Settlements

Aldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.

12/08/2014

Surveillance video of a police raid on a West Side tanning salon. (Credit: Hamilton Law Office)

City Poised To Pay $150,000 To Salon Manager Cop Berated During Raid

City attorney Leslie Darling told committee members Monday videotape shows Jianqing Klyzek resisting arrest and an officer striking her after she was handcuffed. Darling said comments made by police could inflame a jury.

09/08/2014

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Illinois Getting $300M From Record Bank Of America Settlement

Illinois is set to receive a $300 million share of a record $16.7 billion nationwide settlement with Bank of America, over allegations of financial misconduct that helped lead to the 2008 financial crisis.

08/21/2014

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Madigan: Illinois To Get $300M From Settlement With Bank Of America

The deal announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department stems from the bank’s role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

08/21/2014

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Woman Slain In Bali Received $840K From Cruise Line Settlement

As authorities in Indonesia investigate the asphyxiation death of a Chicago woman whose body was stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, a picture has begun emerging of a long history of bad blood between her and her daughter, who has been arrested in her death.

08/20/2014

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Settlement Expected For Family Of High Schooler Shot By Police

Chicago taxpayers will spend $1.2 million to compensate the family of a high school sports star with good grades who was shot in the back by an off-duty police officer.

07/29/2014

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Illinois To Receive $84 Million From Citigroup Settlement

It is part of a national settlement with Citigroup because of the bank’s misconduct in the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities

07/14/2014

The "Dixmoor Five" were men who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they didn't commit. (CBS)

‘Dixmoor 5′ Settle Lawsuit Against State Police For $40M

Five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police for $40 million.

06/25/2014

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City Council Panel OKs $5M Settlement In Severed Leg Case

First Deputy Corporation Counsel Leslie Darling told the Finance Committee that 24-year-old Edwin Hill was severely injured while waiting for a bus on the South Side in November 2008.

04/28/2014

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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

The manufacturers of a popular caffeinated alcohol drink announced on Nov. 16, 2010, that they will remove the caffeine from its controversial products -- just before the FDA reveals its intention to ban the Four Loko beverage. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Four Loko Makers Formally Settle Dispute With Regulators

The manufacturer of the once-popular drink “Four Loko” has reached an out-of-court settlement that bars it from going back to the formula that made it popular.

03/26/2014

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Cook County To Settle Deputies’ Suit Vs. Sheriff Dart For $2.4M

The 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.

02/14/2014

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Archdiocese Releasing 6,000 Pages Of Sex Abuse Documents On Chicago Clergy

The Archdiocese of Chicago said Wednesday it will release 6,000 pages of documents detailing what it knows about decades of clergy sex abuse allegations and how it handled them, calling it an effort to “bring healing to the victims and their families.”

01/15/2014

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