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Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Fatally Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Daughter, Wife Divvy Up His Estate

The widow and daughter of a West Rogers Park man who died from cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot have reached an agreement on how to divide his estate.

12/12/2013

A logo for financial service company Merrill Lynch is seen in New York, June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge OKs $160M Settlement In Racial-Bias Case Against Merrill Lynch

The eight-year legal saga ended Friday. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

12/06/2013

Google

Google Settles Online Privacy Case For $17M

Google has agreed to pay Illinois, the District of Columbia, and 36 other states $17 million to settle allegations that the company skirted privacy settings on Apple Safari and allowed advertisers to gather information and track consumers’ Internet browsing habits.

11/19/2013

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Blew Whistle On Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle some serious criminal and civil charges with the federal government. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

11/04/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Dixon OKs $40M Settlement With Auditors Who Missed Massive Embezzlement

Officials of the northern Illinois community of Dixon approved a $40 million settlement late Tuesday with auditors and a bank in the case of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million in city funds.

10/16/2013

City Hall

City To Pay $560K For Former Supervisor’s Racist, Sexist Rants

The City Council Finance Committee has recommend approving a $560,000 settlement for some city employees who complained about the racist and sexist rantings of their boss, the nephew of former Congressman Frank Annunzio.

10/11/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Dixon To Recoup $40 Million After Crundwell Thefts

Dixon Mayor Jim Burke said Wednesday that the city has settled a lawsuit with auditors and a bank in connection with Crundwell’s thefts.

09/25/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

Aldermen have given preliminary approval of a $2 million settlement for women who failed a physical exam to become Chicago firefighters, saying the test requirements discriminated against them.

09/06/2013

Jon Burge

City Poised To Pay Another Police-Torture Settlement

Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves both spent more than 20 years in prison for murders they didn’t commit. Now, each will receive $6.15 million dollars in compensation.

09/05/2013

Parking Ticket

Woman Settles $105,000 Parking Ticket Case

An unemployed single mother reportedly has reached a settlement agreement with the city, after she was issued more than $105,000 worth of parking tickets.

08/22/2013

Bad Gas

BP Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over Tainted Gasoline

Customers of BP could be in line for a few bucks, if they unknowingly bought tainted gasoline last summer.

08/21/2013

Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford testifies before the RTA Board about political patronage allegations involving House Speaker Michael Madigan. (Credit: CBS)

RTA Audit Says Settlement With Former CEO “Flawed”

The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.

08/20/2013

Larry Dominick

Cicero To Settle Sexual Harassment Case Against Dominick For $675K

It’s the second time the town has agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Town President Larry Dominick.

08/08/2013

Court Generic

$1.125 Million Awarded To Victim Of Dog Bite

A Zion teenager received $1.125 million today in what could be the largest settlement in Illinois history for a victim of a dog bite.

07/29/2013

Eric Caine

Aldermen Approve $10M Settlement For Burge Case

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay $10 million to compensate a man imprisoned 25 years for a double murder he did not commit.

07/25/2013

Eric Caine

City Council OKs $10M Settlement In Burge Case

The City Council on Wednesday agreed to shell out $10 million to compensate a man who spent 25 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit after being beaten into confessing by convicted former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his crew at Area 2.

07/24/2013

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade (CBS)

Dwyane Wade To Pay Ex-Wife $5 Million In Divorce Settlement

Basketball superstar Dwyane Wade will pay his former high school sweetheart, Sioh­vaughn Funches-Wade, $5 million in a divorce settlement that a judge decided was valid on Monday.

07/23/2013

Carly Rousso, of Highland Park, stands in the courtroom of Lake County Judge James K. Booras during a pretrial hearing in Waukegan on June 11, 2013. (Credit: Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lawsuit Settled In Alleged ‘Huffing’ Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl

A civil lawsuit filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl last Labor Day, caused by a Highland Park teenager who was allegedly “huffing” a cleaning product beforehand, has been settled ahead of the teen’s criminal trial.

06/11/2013

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