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 ...

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 ...

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 ...