Jurisdiction must be settled before showdown between Rauner and unions can begin; Unfunded pension liability at $111 billion, governor says
RaunerSPRINGFIELD – Before the great contest between Gov. Bruce Rauner and state employee unions can begin, judges must settle a great contest over jurisdiction.A suit Rauner filed against the unions remains active in federal court at Chicago, and a suit the unions filed against Rauner remains active in St. Clair County circuit court.Both suits pertain to an executive order that would prohibit unions
To the Editor:This week, Gov. Rauner pointedly and unfairly attacked the integrity of the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois’ entire justice system. He labeled the system “corrupt” and said he did not “trust the Supreme Court to be rational” in its decisions. As lawyers, we know Gov. Rauner’s attack is without foundation. We read the opinions authored by the Supreme and Appellate courts. We know they
To the Editor:Illinois had another governor not so long ago who showed pure contempt for the institutions of government and who vilified others to try and get his way. Is history repeating itself with a new governor skirting the rule of law and condemning our democratic system of checks and balances by castigating anybody not toeing his line?Gov. Bruce Rauner has attacked public employees, the organizations
A suburban bar and grill is facing a lawsuit from a customer who claims she fractured her leg after slipping in the entryway.
A Chicago waitress is suing a patron she claims hit her in the face with a glass.
A woman who claims she tripped in a South Loop senior living facility is suing.
The city is facing a lawsuit from a man who contends he tripped over a pothole while walking across the street in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.
PetrosinoA customer of a well-known popcorn shop is suing over injuries she sustained in a fall at its Michigan Avenue location.Susan Schmitz filed suit March 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Caramel Crisp LLC, doing business as Garrett Popcorn Shops, and Garrett Popcorn Holding Company LLC.According to the complaint, Schmitz went to Garrett Popcorn Shops at 625 N. Michigan Ave. to buy popcorn
A former Chicago lawyer who was severely injured in a 2005 crash while riding in a cab is going to have to wait and see when, or if, he will get the nearly $26 million a jury awarded him earlier this week.Hours after a Cook County jury entered a verdict Tuesday night in favor of Marc M. Jacobs and his wife, Yellow Cab Affiliation Inc., the defendant’s Chicago-based parent company, filed for bankruptcy
A woman is suing a Chicago doctor and two medical centers over claims their negligent administration of a medication used to treat life-threatening heart rhythm problems resulted in the death of another woman.