Tag Archives: Cook County

$6.65M in fatal air base fall

Jury sides with family of Arlington Heights man killed in 2009 February 21, 2014, By Sally Ho, Tribune reporter More than four years after John Bruce took a fatal fall at a military base in Kuwait, a Cook County jury … Continue reading

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County To Pay $20M To Settle Lawsuit Over Boy’s Brain Damage

February 5, 2013 5:37 PM CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cook County Board has approved a $20 million settlement for the family of a toddler who suffered severe brain damage after surgery at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. … Continue reading

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50 Year Old Bicyclist Killed by Truck – Another lean mean green bicyclist ran over by a truck in Chicago….

CHICAGO – A male bicyclist was pronounced dead this morning after being struck by a truck in the Noble Square neighborhood, officials said. The accident happened at the intersection of Ashland Avenue and Augusta Boulevard at about 10 a.m., said … Continue reading

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Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Says Colleagues Harassed Him Because He’s Gay

September 25, 2012 12:39 PM CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County Sheriff’s deputy has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against his employer, claiming that supervisors have done nothing to stop his co-workers from making his life miserable because he is … Continue reading

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Mother Of Woman Who Died After Abortion Sues Planned Parenthood, Hospital

CHICAGO (STMW) — The mother of a 24-year-old woman who died after an abortion in July filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Tonya Reaves died at Northwestern July 20 after she … Continue reading

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Vulgar Language Must Be Viewed in Context in Sexual Harassment Case: Court

by Judy Greenwald Published: July 27, 2012 Pejorative terms do not automatically establish sexual harassment, but they do need to be viewed in context, says a U.S. appellate court. However, in Kimberly Passananti vs. Cook County, there was sufficient evidence … Continue reading

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NFL wants suit moved to federal court

CHICAGO (AP) – An attorney for relatives of the late Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson says the NFL wants to have a wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the league moved from Cook County court to federal court. Thomas Demetrio says he’ll … Continue reading

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Suit filed in death of woman killed while walking along Eisenhower Expressway

By Clifford Ward Special to the Tribune 3:26 p.m. CDT, March 15, 2012 The family of a woman struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking along the Eisenhower Expressway after a DUI arrest filed a lawsuit today, saying … Continue reading

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Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

By Megan Geuss | Published about 19 hours ago In Cook County today Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared Illinois’ eavesdropping law—which is one of the toughest in the nation—unconstitutional in his ruling in the case of Christopher Drew, who was … Continue reading

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Judge’s ruling clears way for workers’ comp medical records release

A Cook County judge on Friday ruled that medical tests involving Menard Correctional Center guards who received disability settlements at taxpayers’ expense must be turned over to the public. Circuit Judge Michael B. Hyman heard arguments from the three parties … Continue reading

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