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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

Donald McGuire

Attorney: Settlement In Jesuit Priest Sex Abuse Case Proves Coverup

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

Donald McGuire

Nearly $20M Settlement Reached In Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Jesuit Priest

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.

05/20/2013

Chicago Police Department logo

City To Pay $325K To Man Beaten By Cop, Falsely Charged With DUI

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.

05/06/2013

Chicago Fire Department

Women Who Failed 2006 Firefighter Test Get A Second Chance

More than 100 women are getting a second chance at becoming Chicago firefighters, after the city settled a lawsuit with them over the weekend.

05/06/2013

City Hall

City Council Approves $4.1M Settlement For Unarmed Man Shot By Cop

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.

02/15/2013

City Hall

City Council To Weigh $22.5M Settlement In Bipolar Woman’s Lawsuit

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.

01/14/2013

Dwight Washington. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Injured By Drunk City Worker Gets $6.25 Million Settlement

The City of Chicago has settled with a man who was run-over by a drunk city worker.

12/10/2012

Scales Of Justice

Finance Committee OKs $3.2 Million Payment To Man Cleared Of 2002 Murder

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.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Back $950K Settlement For Police Torture Claim In 1951 Rape case

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.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

A Megabus struck a woman near Union Station on Tuesday. (CBS)

Megabus Agrees To $5 Million Settlement After Fatal Accident

Megabus has reportedly agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from another deadly accident in Chicago.

08/08/2012

Gavel

Chicago-Based Collection Agency Settles Suit Over High-Pressure Tactics

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.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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