Illinois AG: Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement FinalA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.
City To Pay Out $3.75 Million To Family Of Man Killed By PoliceThe seven-figure payout is the largest of three settlements — all in cases of alleged misconduct by Chicago Police officers — set for approval by the City Council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday.
Duckworth Settles Retaliation Lawsuit; Agreement That No Law ViolatedA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
City Reaches Settlement In Cop's Fatal Shooting Of 17-Year-OldOfficer Kevin Fry shot and killed Cedric Chatman in 2013, saying he thought Chatman raised a gun at him. It turned out to be a cellphone box.
Chicago Widow Awarded One Of The Largest Settlements In Cook County HistoryTracy Swenson remembers the day in May of 2012 when her husband Aaron was killed by a speeding truck driver that slammed into the back of his car while he was stopped in a construction zone.
Michael Jordan Settles With Dominicks, JewelNearly six years after the Chicago Bulls great sued the Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s grocery chains over a pair of congratulatory ads that used his name in a 2009 limited-edition issue of Sports Illustrated, Jordan has settled both cases and promised to hand the money over to local charities, his adviser said.
University Of Illinois OKs Settlement With Professor Over Job OfferThe University of Illinois will pay a professor who lost his job offer over a series of anti-Israel tweets $600,000 plus legal costs under an agreement trustees approved Thursday.
Panel Could Pull License Of Lawyer Accused Of ShakedownsCBS 2's Roseanne Tellez recently reported about shakedown claims made against lawyer John L. Steele. Now, a state panel is investigating whether the same professional sought "settlements" from people for downloading porn.
Harvey Settles Lawsuit Over Mishandled Rape CasesThe city of Harvey has settled a series of lawsuits stemming from rape kits that went untested for years.
Waukegan City Council Approves Settlement For Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murderhe 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.
City Pays $415,000 To Drunk Woman Who Accused Two Police Officers Of Sexual AssaultChicago 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.
Duerson Family Plans To Challenge NFL Concussion SettlementThomas 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.