Family Of Man Killed In Amtrak Derailment Files Suit, But Legal Loophole May Limit How Much You Can Recover From AmtrakLawsuits are being filed in connection with a deadly derailment involving an Amtrak train that departed from Chicago this past weekend, but getting hurt on an Amtrak train means you may not get any more for your injuries.
Sterigenics Giving Up Fight, Plans To Leave WillowbrookSterigenics announced Monday it is giving up its fight to reopen its shuttered medical sterilization facility, and instead will be leaving Willowbrook.
Lawyer: Deal Close In Weinstein Sexual Misconduct LawsuitsHarvey Weinstein also faces criminal charges in New York of rape and performing a forcible sex act. His trial is scheduled to begin in September. The settlement wouldn't resolve his criminal case.
Looming Wave Of Sex Abuse Cases Poses Threat To Boy ScoutsSexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts' finances to the point where the organization is exploring "all available options," including Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But now the financial threats have intensified.
States Renew Push For Taxes On Sugary DrinksA penny-per-ounce tax in Cook County, Illinois, was repealed in 2017 following lawsuits, a warning that millions in federal food stamp benefits could be lost and complaints by store owners about plummeting sales.
R. Kelly Risks Eviction From Chicago StudioThe #MeToo and #MuteRKelly movements held recent protests outside the studio. Among other things, they called on promoters to stop booking his concerts.
Nearly A Dozen Survivors File Lawsuits After Aeromexico Plane CrashNearly a dozen more Chicagoans who survived the Aeromexico flight that crashed in Durango, Mexico are suing the airline.
2 Investigators: Cook County's Lawsuit ProblemCounty government has spent more than $186 million to settle or satisfy 2,100 lawsuits since 2012. Payouts are expected to soar in coming years. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Evanston Police Sued For False Arrest, Dash Video ReleasedAn Evanston man is suing the north suburb’s police department for excessive use of force and false arrest stemming from a 2015 traffic stop.
South Suburban Company Owner Sued For Defrauding CustomersTwo lawsuits filed earlier this month allege that the owner of a south suburban company defrauded senior citizens out of thousands of dollars in deposits for electrical power generators that were never delivered or installed.
Chamber Of Commerce Blames Lawsuits For Poor Business Climate In IllinoisBusiness groups said Friday the business climate in Illinois is among the worst in the U.S., making it much less attractive to companies that might want to move here or stay here.
New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois PermitsThere are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state's pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.
Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man's Long ConThe Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.
McDonald's Workers Detail Burns, Job HazardsMcDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.
Lawsuits Allege Abuse At West Side Presbyterian MinistriesTwo separate lawsuits filed by seven men allege a series of sexual abuses against adolescent boys by a Presbyterian pastor from the early 1980s through the late ’90s at ministries in the Austin and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods.