Appeals panel: ILRB exec. dir. lacks authority to yank bargaining unit certification without due process
A state appellate court has vacated an Illinois labor board's decision to dismiss a petition by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to represent several workers in the Cook County Sheriff's electronic monitoring unit, saying the labor board erred in allowing its executive director to yank certification without due process.
Appeals court upholds concealed carry license denial to ex-Chicago alderman candidate with 18 arrests
An appeals court has upheld a decision to deny a concealed carry firearm license to a former Chicago alderman candidate who court documents said had been arrested 18 times, and had been accused of several violent acts, including threatening to put an employee “in a wood chipper and six feet underground."
Former Cook sheriff's deputy OK'd to proceed with claims Sheriff fired him for being white, Republican
A wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former Cook County Sheriff’s deputy, who said Sheriff’s office officials used accusations of technical violations to disguise their actual, political motives for firing him, will be allowed to proceed against the Sheriff’s office after a federal judge refused to dismiss the action.