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Judge: Procedural question won't derail federal discrimination suit over Tinley Park low income housing

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 20, 2017, 12:28pm

A Chicago federal judge has cleared federal lawyers to continue their housing discrimination lawsuit against the village of Tinley Park over the fate of a low-income housing development, saying the task of filing such lawsuits can be delegated to other lawyers within the Department of Justice if the office specifically authorized by federal law to oversee such enforcement actions is vacant.

Tinley sues ex-planner over low income apartments; fed judge asked to combine with feds' suit vs Tinley

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 26, 2017, 5:46pm

As Tinley Park village officials await a federal judge’s ruling on whether a legal question could prevent the U.S. Justice Department from suing Village Hall for housing discrimination, the village’s ex-development director has asked a federal judge to simultaneously consider her request to dismiss a lawsuit Tinley Park brought against her for allegedly making faulty decisions that led the village to come under federal scrutiny and pay $2.45 million to settle claims brought by the would-be developers of a stalled controversial low-income housing project planned for Tinley’s downtown.

Tinley Park seeks to dismiss federal discrimination lawsuit over low-income housing project

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 12, 2017, 10:17pm

The fate of a low-income housing development in Tinley Park could yet turn on the question of whether the President of the United States must appoint someone to serve as the overseer of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division for the Justice Department to legally file housing discrimination lawsuits.

Judge: 2012 deal may tap brakes on suit vs GM over block of Motor Werks Cadillac dealership relocation

Scott Holland Mar. 17, 2017, 12:01am

A federal judge has refused a request by a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles to give it the win in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership to Motor Werks’ new auto mall. 

Judge, Orland Park Library foes end years-long legal spat sparked by library internet porn policies

Jonathan Bilyk May 18, 2016, 6:38pm

A years-long legal battle involving a group of Orland Park residents, a New Jersey blogger and an Orland Park library employee who each accused those on the other side of spreading lies about them in an attempt to bring the other side to heel in a fight over library policy, has ended in Chicago’s federal courts, after a judge dismissed the library employee’s last attempt at continuing her lawsuit against the blogger.

GM wrong to block Motor Werks' Cadillac dealership relocation, but more still can be done, judge says

Scott Holland Oct. 2, 2015, 8:27am

A federal judge has sided with a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership — but only to a point. Motor Werks had sued GM because the auto dealer is trying to move its standalone Cadillac dealership in Barrington to a newly renovated auto mall.