Chicago Board Of Ethics Finds Probable Cause Ald. James Gardiner Violated Ethics Ordinance TwiceThe city's ethics board found probable cause to believe Ald. James Gardiner used his office to retaliate against political opponents, in violation of the city's government ethics ordinance.
City Council Finance Committee To Consider $6.65 Million Of Settlements In Lawsuits Against Chicago PoliceAldermen will be asked to approve settlements in two fatal police shootings, an incident of officers raiding the wrong home, and a retaliation lawsuit filed by a former officer.
Chicago And Illinois Minimum Wage Hikes Begin July 1; City's Predictable Work Schedule Ordinance Also Goes Into EffectStarting July 1, the minimum wage in Chicago will rise to at least $13.50 per hour, while most of the rest of Illinois will see the minimum wage go up to $10.
Aldermen Vote For New Protections For Workers, Relief For Businesses During COVID-19 CrisisThe City Council voted to prohibit employers from firing, demoting, or otherwise retaliating against workers who stay home because they have the virus, were exposed to it, or are caring for someone who does.
Aldermen Advance Measure Protecting Workers From COVID-19 RetaliationChicago workers would be protected from being fired or demoted for adhering to public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, under an ordinance advanced by the City Council Committee on Workforce Development on Monday.
Sentencing Set For Chicago Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Retaliating Against U.S. SenatorAn Aug. 19 sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a federal retaliation charge in Phoenix for leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S. senator from Arizona during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.
CTA Veteran Says He Was Forced To Retire After Blowing The Whistle On Pension Spiking; 'I Feared Further Retaliation'Gino Gerbasi spent 30 years at the CTA as an emergency services worker. He said he retired not because he wanted to, but because of retaliation after he blew the whistle on management.
Chicago Man Pleads Guilty To Retaliating Against U.S. SenatorA Chicago man pleaded guilty in Phoenix to a federal retaliation charge for leaving a threatening voice mail for a U.S. senator from Arizona during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.
Jury Awards $11 Million To First Female Firefighter In Country Club Hills For Harassment, DiscriminationDena Lewis-Bystrzycki was the first female firefighter in Country Club Hills. In 2012, she sued the city for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation.
CPD Detective Sues City For Alleged Whistleblower Act ViolationA detective with the Chicago Police Department is suing the city of Chicago for allegedly violating the Illinois Whistleblower act by retaliating against her for reporting the possible misconduct of two officers.
Wisconsin Wrestling Coach Alleges Retaliation For Reporting Rape AllegationThe former head wrestling coach at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has sued the school, claiming he was fired for reporting a sexual assault to police.
Investigative Firm Discounts Rutherford Harassment ClaimAn investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation, according to a copy of the review obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
Judge Allows Workplace Retaliation Case Against Duckworth To Go To TrialUnion County Judge David Boie rejected an effort by government lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to go to trial in August and remain a campaign issue for Duckworth.
Harvey School Superintendent Accuses Board Member Of Threatening 'A**-Kicking'A school superintendent in south suburban Harvey filed a lawsuit alleging that her efforts to put the district’s spending under a microscope sparked retaliation by board members — including one who told her she was “itching for an ass-kicking.”
Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over FiringsThree former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.