BGA Goes Back To Court To Gain Access To Emanuel’s Private EmailsThe massive document dump that saw Mayor Rahm Emanuel release 2,700 of his private emails after trying to conceal them wasn’t enough to satisfy the Better Government Association.
Archdiocese To Pay $2.3M Settlement To Alleged Mccormack VictimJohn C. Doe sued the Archdiocese in April 2014, claiming he was abused at a West Side parish on two occasions in 2005, when he was 12 years old, according to a statement from the victim’s attorney, Lyndsay Markley, announcing the settlement.
Federal Judge Approves Settlement In Parole LawsuitFormer Illinois inmates accused of violating their paroles and unable to afford an attorney now have a better chance of receiving a fair hearing — and legal counsel — during parole revocation hearings.
Taxpayers To Pay $4 Million To Settle Police Torture ClaimChicago taxpayers will spend $4 million to compensate a man who claims he was tortured into confessing to the murder of a cabdriver by a detective who had worked under convicted former Area 2 Commander Jon Burge.
Family Hoped For Justice, Not Happy With Sentencing OutcomeFour and a half years after Tracy Swenson lost her husband Aaron to a tragic accident on I-294, she hoped Tuesday would bring justice.
Aldermen Recommend Latest Settlements For Fatal Police-Involved ShootingsBut not before grilling city officials about some official misconduct in the cases, CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Jimmy John’s Pays $100K In Settlement Over Non-Compete ClausesJimmy John’s will pay $100,000 in a settlement over an improper non-compete clause in employee contracts, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Wednesday.
$1 Million Settlement In Maine West Hazing LawsuitThe suit, filed in November 2012 against the school, District 207 and several coaches, revealed the allegations of inappropriate hazing rituals taking place between students in the Des Plaines high school’s athletic program.
Aldermen Back $2M Settlement To Police WhistleblowersThe settlement with police partners Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria was reached on the eve of their trial, averting the need for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to comply with a federal judge’s order to testify about the code of silence that the mayor acknowledged exists in the Police Department.
Madigan Reaches Settlement With Payday Lender For Illegal FeesThe settlement requires All Credit Lenders to pay $3.5 million and “immediately stop offering the revolving line of credit that carried hidden interest rates disguised as ‘required account protection fees’ ranging from 350 percent to more than 500 percent,” according to a statement from Madigan’s office.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Settles Chicago Heights Lawsuit For $15 MillionA federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction.
Sandra Bland's Family Reaches $1.9 Million Settlement Of Wrongful Death SuitSandra Bland’s family has agreed to a $1.9 million settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit against authorities in Texas, over her death in a jail cell last year.