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Six transgender inmates are suing the Illinois Department of Corrections in federal court, alleging inadequate medical care at state facilities.

Lawsuit: State Withheld Medical Services to Children

Jan 18, 2018

A lawsuit against Illinois’ Department of Healthcare and Family Services claims the state illegally withholds medically necessary services from children with severe mental health disorders. The case was settled in federal court this week.

The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to toss a Chicago lawsuit targeting the Trump administration's bid to withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities refusing tougher enforcement of immigration laws.

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.

The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a recent ruling and will now consider an appeal in a lawsuit against a town and three former police officers filed on behalf of a man who was wrongfully convicted in a 1993 murder case.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saying she failed to process applications for federal loan relief for former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit colleges.

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans' Home

Dec 13, 2017
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More than a dozen groups and lawmakers who oppose abortion have filed a lawsuit challenging a new law providing taxpayer-funded abortions.

The family of a man who died in northern Illinois last month after an apparent altercation during a traffic stop has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Attorneys for a Mexican immigrant suing a sheriff's office over alleged violations of Illinois' new immigration law are withdrawing a county lawsuit and pursing it in federal court. 

Jurors in a lawsuit against the city of Chicago have concluded that a police officer shot his friend in the head after a night of heavy drinking in 2010 and awarded the victim $44.7 million.  

A former East St. Louis High School football linebacker has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation, saying he suffered brain damage after playing.

Another new lawsuit wants to ensure issues related to people with disabilities are addressed in any plan to reform Chicago police.

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Republican state legislators from around Chicago are pitching a plan to repeal the new sweetened beverage tax in Cook County. 

Major civil rights groups have joined a class-action seeking to force Chicago to reform the nation's second largest police force with direct court oversight.

A coalition of social-service providers owed money by Illinois state government is seeking more time to appeal its lawsuit to the Illinois Supreme Court. 

A southwest Illinois county is suing pharmaceutical companies, alleging the prescription painkiller epidemic is worse due to deceptive marketing.

Christian crisis pregnancy centers in some Chicago suburbs are challenging a change in an Illinois' law that now requires medical professionals to notify pregnant patients of all their available options, including abortion.

Several community groups have sued the city of Chicago to bypass or even scuttle a draft deal between Chicago and the Justice Department that seeks to reform the nation's second largest police force without federal court oversight.

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Archdiocese of Chicago in a lawsuit brought by a gay music director who was fired after announcing his same-sex marriage engagement.

A Chicago suburb has agreed to pay $580,000 to settle two lawsuits that alleged the city violated a Bosnian Muslim congregation's religious freedom when it refused to allow the group to turn a vacant building into a mosque. 

A former legislator has filed a lawsuit in Cook County seeking to recover money he lost when state lawmakers voted to reject annual cost-of-living pay adjustments. Michael Noland, a Democratic former state senator from Elgin, filed the lawsuit. He says the state constitution prohibits midterm salary changes. 

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An Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case.

  CHICAGO - A federal judge has ruled a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections alleging inadequate health care in prisons may cover all inmates with serious medical needs in every state facility.

     The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso means thousands of inmates could be affected by the class-action lawsuit.

County Sues Abbott Laboratories for Drug Addiction

Apr 20, 2017

A county in Southern Illinois beset by drug addiction is suing Chicago-area Abbott Laboratories for its alleged role in the opioid epidemic.  The lawsuit claims drug manufacturers Abbott Laboratories and Purdue Pharma knew prescription opioids were addictive - but aggressively marketed them anyway.  St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly filed the lawsuit today.

A lawyer for a onetime business associate of Dennis Hastert says his client could appeal a judge's dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit against the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker.   J. David John alleged Hastert used federal funds for private business after leaving Congress. 

Transit Agency Sues Comptroller

Apr 3, 2017
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Another lawsuit stemming from the Illinois budget impasse could have a big effect on transit agencies outside the Chicago area.  For two bucks you can ride a River Valley Metro bus from Bourbonnais to Midway Airport.  But Rob Hoffman who runs the Transit District says that service has been reduced and the buses need an upgrade.

Two state workers who joined Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit arguing labor unions shouldn't be allowed to collect fees from non-members say they're appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling that allowed unions to collect the "fair share" fees from workers covered by collective bargaining agreements. 

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A group of Illinois contractors is accusing Gov. Bruce Rauner of violating the state Constitution.

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