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.
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.
The lawyer for six men who accused a prominent Jesuit priest of sexually abusing them as children, said the approximately $3 million settlement for each victim is a small measure of justice in the case.
Jesuit officials in Chicago will pay $19.6 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by six men who claim they were molested by a former priest and onetime spiritual advisor to Mother Teresa, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Monday.
Chicago taxpayers will spend $325,000 to compensate a hemophiliac falsely charged with DUI, then beaten by a Chicago Police officer while handcuffed to a metal bar in a holding room.
More than 100 women are getting a second chance at becoming Chicago firefighters, after the city settled a lawsuit with them over the weekend.
Chicago taxpayers took it on the chin — or rather, in the wallet — again Wednesday, one month after shelling out $33 million to settle two high-profile cases of police misconduct, including the largest pay-out in history to a single plaintiff.
The city’s Law Department is proposing a $22.5 million settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a bipolar woman who was raped and nearly killed in 2006, after she was released from police custody in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods in 2006.
The City of Chicago has settled with a man who was run-over by a drunk city worker.
The City Council’s Finance Committee has endorsed a multi-million dollar financial settlement for a man who served 8 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
The City Council on Wednesday will likely approve a $950,000 settlement for a one-time bible student who claimed he confessed to a 1951 rape after he was tortured by police.
Megabus has reportedly agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from another deadly accident in Chicago.
A Chicago-based debt collection company is settling a lawsuit that accused it of using abusive methods to collect from patients on their hospital bills.
Pending full City Council approval, the city will be paying out $3.25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was killed by a hit-and-run driver near the Lincoln Park Zoo back in 2006.
An 80-year-old man pardoned for a rape he says he didn’t commit finally feels vindicated after settling his lawsuit against the city.
Marcus Lyons was 29 years old and in the U.S. Navy Reserves and about to get his computer science degree when he was arrested.
The victims of sexual abuse will receive about $2 million each, attorneys for the men said in a news release.
Plaintiffs who sued BP over its refinery in Whiting, Ind., say a $400 million settlement will improve the health of people who live near the plant.
A Cook County judge has approved an $18.5 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a young woman who was severely injured while working as an extra on the movie Transformers 3
Remember the Skechers “toning” workout shoes that promised the world? Weight loss, improved circulation, even eliminating cellulite? On Wednesday, the company agreed to pay $50 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of misleading advertising.