City Council Finance Committee To Weigh More Than $1 Million In Settlements For Police Misconduct LawsuitsThe largest settlement on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is a $500,000 payment to Andy Jardinas, who accused a police officer of shoving him to the ground while handcuffed, in a police lockup in 2016, causing a major head injury.
Pharmacies: Prescribers Bear Responsibility In Opioid CrisisThe judge has scheduled an October trial for claims against CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, HBC and Discount Drug Mart.
Judge Dismisses Suit Against Counselors In Scholar's DeathJudge Colin Bruce issued his ruling in the lawsuit over the June 2017 abduction and killing of Yingying Zhang, whose body hasn't been found.
Lawsuit Accuses Famed Jesuit Priest Rev. Donald McGuire Of Abusing Boy 'More Than 1,000 Times' Around The WorldShortly after Rev. Donald McGuire was ordained, in 1961, the Chicago Province of Jesuits began hearing from church officials concerned about his relationships with boys.
Lawsuit: Educators Stricken With Cancer From Sterigenics EmissionsEthylene oxide is used to sterilize about half of all U.S. medical equipment in plants around the country. Experts have known for decades that the toxic gas could be linked to cancers including breast and blood cancers.
Federal Judge Orders Illinois Prisons To Reform Transgender Inmate TreatmentAmong other things, the order said prisons can no longer "mechanically'' assign housing based on genitalia or physical size and appearance.
Former DCFS Worker Defends Handling Of A.J. Freund CaseCarlos Acosta and a supervisor were fired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after a lengthy disciplinary process.
Two Police Misconduct Settlements Held Up In City Council Finance CommitteeThe settlements include a $1.2 million payment to the family of a man who died in police custody and a $125,000 payment to a witness to the Laquan McDonald shooting.
'I Didn't Order A Roofie': Second Woman Links Sexual Assault To El Hefe Nightclub; Liz Capra Claims She Was Drugged And RapedLiz Capra said she doesn't remember anything after ordering one drink at El Hefe in 2014, until she was running home four miles away.
Second Woman Comes Forward With Sexual Assault Claim Against El Hefe Chicago NightclubA 22-year-old woman claims El Hefe security guards stood by and did nothing as a man sexually assaulted her in the alley behind the nightclub.
Former Democratic Campaign Staffer Alaina Hampton Settles Lawsuit Against Speaker Michael Madigan's Political CommitteesThe lawsuit Hampton filed in March 2018 alleged that she was hindered from advancing in the speaker’s organization after alleging sexual harassment by a top Madigan lieutenant, Kevin Quinn.
Boeing Settles Half Of Lawsuits Tied To Indonesian CrashMany of the lawsuits blame Boeing for not telling pilots about a new flight-control system that repeatedly pushed the nose of the plane down before it crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 aboard.
Jussie Smollett Files Malicious Prosecution Claim Against Chicago Police, Says There's No Evidence Attack Was A Hoax“The CPD’s prosecution of Mr. Smollett based on the Osundairo Brothers’ false statements about the attack has caused Mr. Smollett to be the subject of mass public ridicule and harm to him personally,” Smollett’s attorneys wrote.
Boeing Settles Several More Lawsuits Over 737 Max Plane CrashesOn Thursday, a federal judge in Chicago approved settlements of nine lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in a Lion Air flight that crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018.
City, Civil Rights Groups Seeking Settlement In Lawsuit Over Chicago Police Department's Gang DatabaseThe database is a collection of more than 120,000 people who police maintain have gang affiliations or associations. However, critics have said it is full of inaccurate and outdated information.