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Chicago Police arrest man in connection with murder of judge

The Cook County Record Apr. 12, 2017, 7:51pm

Chicago Police said they have made an arrest in a “targeted robbery” that resulted in the shooting death of a Cook County judge, though they indicated more arrests could follow as detectives continue to work the case.

Cook County criminal court judge slain; police searching for shooter

The Cook County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 12:19pm

Chicago Police say they are continuing to investigate “around the clock” to find and “bring to justice” a man they believe responsible for gunning down a Cook County criminal court judge outside his home early Monday morning. Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles died after he was shot multiple times in what police said could have been robbery attempt gone bad – though they are not ruling out the possibility the murder was a targeted hit on the judge

Former IL Supreme Court Justice Stamos, author of Himmel decision, dies

The Cook County Record Jan. 30, 2017, 8:22pm

John J. Stamos, a former Illinois Supreme Court justice and Cook County State’s Attorney who authored the state high court’s landmark decision affirming attorneys are required to report misconduct by other lawyers, has died, the Illinois Supreme Court announced Monday.

Conservative group alleges IL AG and Dem harassment

The Cook County Record Nov. 4, 2016, 10:18am

ROCK ISLAND – A conservative group accused of voter suppression has countered with its own claims that county Democrats and the state Attorney General's office are suppressing voter turnout and harassing its vote-by-mail program volunteers.

Criminal charges brought against ex-law clerk, attorney, fired for impersonating judge

The Cook County Record Oct. 24, 2016, 12:37pm

An ex-Cook County law clerk, who was fired for allegedly impersonating a judge from the bench, has been criminally charged in connection with the incident. Friday, prosecutors with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office appeared in court to formally file a criminal complaint against Rhonda Crawford, charging Crawford with official misconduct, a felony, and a count of impersonation, a misdemeanor.

Worker says Chicago International Charter School Bucktown should pay for injuries caused by radiator

The Cook County Record Oct. 18, 2016, 9:27am

A man is suing Chicago International Charter School Bucktown LLC, Chicago Charter School Foundation and Chicago Charter School Management LLC, alleging the school should be held responsible for a radiator that fell on him while he was repairing it.

Najarian & Najarian accused of improper behavior in ice cream business deal

The Cook County Record Oct. 11, 2016, 2:18pm

A part-owner of an ice cream company, represented by his two sons, is suing lawyer David V. Najarian and his firm Najarian & Najarian, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Bank sues over failure to repay a loan

The Cook County Record Sep. 15, 2016, 4:57pm

A financial institution is suing over alleged breach of contract regarding a loan repayment.

IL Supreme Court strikes remap effort; dissenters say redistricting reform now all but impossible

The Cook County Record Aug. 26, 2016, 11:26am

By a 4-3 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way Illinois draws its legislative districts. The decision prompted dissenting justices to declare 'meaningful reform' of the redistricting process all but impossible under the legal reasoning of the majority.

Woman says defective semen caused autism

The Cook County Record Aug. 24, 2016, 9:10pm

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Idant Laboratories, Daxor Corporation, Invia Fertility Specialists, Karande & Associates S.C. and Does 1-25, alleging that her two children conceived with donor sperm both have autisum and that she deserves compensation for battery, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Woman blames lawyer for costing her potential payout in false Medicare claims action vs hospice

The Cook County Record Jun. 1, 2016, 5:28pm

A woman who claimed she was the whistleblower who alerted the federal government to health care fraud at a suburban hospice facility, costing Medicare millions of dollars, has brought a malpractice action against the lawyer whose bad advice she blames for costing her the reward she believes she was due under the law for reporting the misdeeds of her former employer.

Patient accuses Arlington Heights dentist of malpractice

The Cook County Record May 24, 2016, 2:13pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing an Arlington Heights dentist, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries. 

U.S. Bank, Safeguard Properties accused of trespassing, invasion of privacy

The Cook County Record May 20, 2016, 8:46pm

CHICAGO – A couple has filed suit against a bank and a foreclosed property manager alleging the defendants took their belongings and locked them out of their house.

Doctors, health care facilities named in wrongful death suit

The Cook County Record May 20, 2016, 8:33pm

CHICAGO – A Grayslake father has filed a suit against several doctors and health care facilities alleging his daughter was not properly treated for a bacterial meningitis infection, causing her death.

Ameristar Casino lawsuit: Union harassing customers at their homes, businesses over boycott

The Cook County Record May 20, 2016, 11:20am

Indiana’s Ameristar Casino and a group of the casino’s patrons have sued a local union, claiming the labor group has gone too far in its dispute with the casino by personally targeting the customers with a campaign of fliers, phone calls and other messages to pressure them to join the union’s boycott of the casino. On May 19, Ameristar Casino East Chicago filed suit in Chicago federal court against Chicago-based labor union Unite Here Local 1.

Woman alleges dentist fractured tooth during dental procedure

The Cook County Record May 13, 2016, 9:06pm

CHICAGO – A Chicago woman alleges that a Northbrook dentist negligently conducted dental procedures upon her teeth, mouth and bones.

Woman files malpractice suit after allegedly faulty knee replacement surgery

The Cook County Record May 13, 2016, 8:39pm

CHICAGO – A woman alleges that a knee replacement was negligently performed and is seeking damages.

Patient alleges nursing home negligence caused her injuries

The Cook County Record May 13, 2016, 3:15pm

CHICAGO — A woman is suing a Chicago nursing home, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and suffering.

Family accuses suing long term care facilities of wrongful death

The Cook County Record May 11, 2016, 1:00pm

CHICAGO — An estate administrator is suing a Chicago long term care facility, alleging its negligence caused a relative's death.

Cyclist alleges he was injured by drywall

The Cook County Record May 10, 2016, 8:40pm

CHICAGO – A man has filed suit against two construction companies working on a South Justine Street project alleging he was injured while riding his bike.