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Blue Island Restaurant Claims Of Discrimination

 Blue Island Mayor Domingo Vargas endured more than an hour of intense public criticism on three different issues Tuesday night. Citizens and fellow elected officials lambasted Vargas over a proposed water rate increase, the city’s ability to meet payroll this week and the revocation of a ...

Lawsuit alleges cops used Tasers on wrong man

After misidentifying him as a wanted man, Chicago Police shocked a motorist 11 times in four minutes, the man alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against the city. Accusing the police of conduct that “amounted to torture” following a May 2010 traffic stop, Chicagoan Josue ...

Lisa Hofstra Settles With City For $78K:Nurse Handcuffed By Cop For Not Drawing Blood On Command

A nurse who was handcuffed by a Chicago Police Officer when she refused to draw blood from a drunk-driving suspect fast enough for him in August settled her lawsuit against the officer for $78,000. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Lisa Hofstra, a nurse at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical ...

Tab for clout firefighter’s fight with Chicago cop: $1.6 million

Chicago taxpayers have now spent more than $1.6 million as a result of a fight between a clout-heavy firefighter and a cop at a rescue scene five years ago, records show. After years in court, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration recently agreed to settle a federal lawsuit that the cop, ...

Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns

A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang symbols, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said this afternoon. At a City Hall news conference, Mendoza said she made the decision to change the ...

Kidnapped’ victims of Chicago police detail ordeal in federal civil-rights suit

Chicago police officers followed and yelled “that they were watching” two men whom they “essentially kidnapped” at Homan Square, according to the first federal civil-rights lawsuit to stem from a cascade of allegations about the secretive compound. In a suit filed ...

Lawsuit claims Naperville police used excessive force

ACicero town official has filed a federal lawsuit alleging excessive force when Naperville police arrested her over a year ago. On July 31, 2013, Frances Reitz, the town collector in Cicero, was at the home of her fiancé as police investigated a report of the man’s brother possibly being ...

Family seeks justice after Waukegan man fatally shot by police

The family of man who was shot and killed at a Highland Park hospital is suing the city’s police department. Christopher Anderson’s family said police used excessive force against him. “I’d like to find justice for my family,” said mother Venus Anderson. ...

Family files lawsuit over Blue Island drowning

City, park district president sued after Calumet Township trustee dies during pool party The family of a Calumet Township trustee who apparently drowned during an after-hours pool party organized by Blue Island Park District officials last month has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the ...

Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident

CHICAGOLAWBULLETIN.COM Volume 162, No.178 Serving Chicago’s legal community for 161 years MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 1 • tin Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident BY PATRICIA MANSON Law Bulletin staff writer A man who alleges an off-duty law ...