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Judge tosses bulk of ex-Horizon Farms owner's false arrest lawsuit vs Cook Forest Preserve, Holland & Knight

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 16, 2016, 3:56pm

A woman embroiled in a years-long legal fight with the Cook County Forest Preserve District over the fate of a Barrington Hills horse farm she once owned has won the right – barely – to proceed with her lawsuit against the Forest Preserve District over the treatment she received when she was arrested in 2014 on a charge of trespassing as she purportedly attempted to care for horses still on the property.

IL Supreme Court: Brookfield Zoo not a public entity, shouldn't be legally protected like one

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 25, 2015, 12:01pm

Brookfield Zoo sits on publicly owned land. And every year, it receives a large amount of tax dollars to help fund operations. But the zoo should not enjoy the same protections from lawsuits given to governmental organizations and their offshoots in Illinois, the state’s high court has ruled.