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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.

Judge puts to bed Schiller Park woman's try to unmask blogger, says 'defamatory' blog posts actually free speech

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 11, 2015, 10:09pm

A Cook County judge has bid good night to the attempt of a woman involved in Schiller Park community politics to unmask the identity of a local blogger she believes defamed her online, saying the blogger’s allegedly defamatory writings are actually easily identified as constitutionally protected statements of opinion and satire.