Mayor Lightfoot Directs City Law Department To Drop Lawsuit Accusing Chicago Police Union Of Calling For Work Stoppage By Defying COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate RuleMayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday announced that she has directed the city Law Department to drop its lawsuit against the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police over the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Names Celia Meza As City's Top Attorney, Fills Two Other Key City Hall VacanciesNearly five months after City Hall's top lawyer resigned over the Anjanette Young scandal, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced acting Corporation Counsel Celia Meza would take over the position full-time, becoming the first Latina to run the city's Law Department.
Chicago Aldermen Call On DOJ Officials To Investigate Law DepartmentSome Chicago Aldermen are calling on the Federal Justice Department to investigate the city’s Law Department for alleged abuses.
No Pattern Of Thwarting Evidence By Chicago Lawyers: ReportCritics have alleged for years that taxpayer-funded city attorneys frequently seek to subvert the evidence-gathering process in civil cases in bids to keep damage payouts down or to deflect bad publicity from the mayor.
City Announces Plans For Third Party Probe Of Law DepartmentThe city of Chicago announced plans Sunday morning for a third-party review of the city Law Department's Federal Civil Right's division.
Shifting Gears Again, Mayor Calls For 'Third-Party' Probe Of Law DepartmentTwo days after saying it would be unnecessary for the U.S. Justice Department to add the city’s Law Department to its probe of the Police Department’s use of force, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said his administration would order a “third-party” review of the agency.
City Paid $95 Million To Settle Legal Cases In 2014Chicago's law department paid $95 million to settle cases against the city in 2014, ranging from a $15 million wrongful conviction to a few hundred for property damages.