Texas Grand Jury Could Get Sandra Bland Case Next MonthAssistant Attorney General Seth Byron Dennis told a federal judge that the findings of the Texas Rangers' investigation of the arrest of Sandra Bland would be turned over to the Waller County district attorney, then submitted to a grand jury "probably mid to late October" to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.
Sandra Bland's Mother Sues State Trooper, Jail Guards Over Death In Texas CellThe family of a Naperville woman who died in a Texas jail cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop has filed a lawsuit against the trooper who pulled her over, and two guards at the jail where she was found hanged.
Lawsuit: Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler's DeathThe family of a toddler killed by a hit-and-run driver fleeing a fatal shooting has announced a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging police are to blame for the boy’s death.
Lawsuit Blames Dolphin Nightclub, City For Fatal Shooting In BucktownA wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Deonta Jackson alleges Dolphin nightclub owner Sam Menetti failed to properly train his security employees and failed to properly control crowds, and city officials ignored repeated requests to close the nightclub despite knowing of security problems.
Family Sues Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman And Dog In NapervilleEmily Driscoll, 22, and her dog were crossing Rickert Drive at Brook Road in Naperville on Nov. 9, 2014, when 74-year-old Kenneth Holmberg -- who was driving east on Rickert – allegedly ran the red light at Brook, and hit them in the crosswalk.
Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 KidsElizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.
Mother Files Lawsuit In Death Of SIU StudentA Morton Grove woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carbondale, the city’s police chief, and the man she believes killed her 19-year-old son in February.
$4.7M Judgment Against St James Hospital, ER DoctorA Cook County Circuit Court jury has awarded $4.7 million to the family of a 49-year-old woman who was left brain dead after emergency room doctors at St. James Hospital of Olympia Fields failed to open her airways seven years ago
Family Of Woman Killed In Garbage Truck Crash Sues DriverMonica Warner was pulling out of a private driveway on East Fabyan Parkway in Batavia at about 6 a.m. on May 15 when her vehicle was struck by a garbage truck.
Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son's DeathThe family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
Family Sues Cab Driver Who Struck, Killed Elderly WomanWhen an elderly woman was struck by a cab and laid in the middle of a North Side street, she unwittingly became an example of a system that allows cab drivers with bad driving records to remain on the streets of Chicago.
Father Of Lake Forest Teen Killed On Camping Trip Sues Tour CompanyThe father of a Lake Forest teen killed by a falling tree while on a student camping trip near Jackson Hole, Wyo., last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the trip operators.