Jury Awards Man $100,000 in Arrest Case

Chicago—A federal jury last week awarded $100,000 to a man who alleged in a federal lawsuit five years ago that he was wrongfully arrested by Joliet police. Alfredo Oviedo Jr. alleged in a civil lawsuit that Officer Guy Jones arrested him without cause on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, ...

Man convicted after prosecutors withheld evidence. Then it happened again.

Walter Goudy served nearly 16 years in prison before a federal appeals court determined that authorities in Madison County had withheld evidence that could have cleared his name. His conviction was vacated. Now, a lawsuit he filed against the state is beset with similar evidence problems. A ...

Kane County paying $50K to settle asset forfeiture lawsuit involving sheriff candidate

Aurora Beacon-News  |  By Hannah Leone . | . FEBRUARY 15, 2018, 7:07 AM Kane County is paying $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by three people in a car improperly detained by a Kane County sergeant who’s running for sheriff. An Illinois appeals court ruled in October that Kane ...

Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns

February 08, 2012 | By John Byrne and Jeremy Gorner | Tribune reporters 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 ...

Video at heart of excessive‐force lawsuit against College of DuPage cops

A former College of DuPage student has filed a federal lawsuit against the college and two of its campus police officers alleging excessive force stemming from her arrest in December 2014. Justin Kmitch   Jaclyn Pazera, 27, of Willowbrook alleges in the suit that two officers forced her to ...

‘They looked like Isis’: masked raid led to ‘kidnapping’ at Chicago police site

Men recall incommunicado detention in caged room ‘like a dog’ for hours Nine victims have emerged from Homan Square despite police denials Spencer Ackerman in New York with Zach Stafford in Chicago Wednesday 4 March 2015 10.13 EST When the group of armed masked men burst into the Paseo Boricua ...

Lake County, Ind., may issue $8M bond for legal settlements, including for families of dead inmates

The Lake County Council is considering an $8.2 million bond to cover settlements in lawsuits, with nearly $5 million of that going to the families of two inmates who died in the jail. The proposed bond covers the judgments in 10 cases, nine of which involve the Lake County Sheriff’s ...

Family files lawsuit over Blue Island drowning

July 08, 2010 | By Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune reporter 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 ...

Schaumburg settles 10th lawsuit against village, police officers

Sarah Freishtat Schaumburg officials have agreed to settle out of court another police-related lawsuit filed against the village, as well as current and former police officers. It is the 10th lawsuit the village has settled related to former cops accused of corruption, said Jim Sotos, a village ...