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CTA retirees OK to sue over health benefit changes, but modifications not forbidden

Jonathan Bilyk May 5, 2016, 4:03pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has again sided with public worker retirees, saying retired Chicago Transportation Authority workers have a right to sue the CTA under the Illinois constitution’s so-called pension protection clause for requiring retirees to pay more for their health insurance.

Bus passenger blames CTA for causing his injuries

Robert Hadley Dec. 28, 2015, 1:56pm

CHICAGO – A Chicago man is suing the CTA, alleging he was struck by a handicapped ramp while aboard a CTA bus.

Chicago offers amnesty program for certain back-due taxes through Dec. 31

Hanna Nakano Dec. 18, 2015, 9:37am

The City of Chicago has offered a Tax Debt Amnesty Program allowing city taxpayers a chance to avoid interest and penalties on certain unpaid taxes if the outstanding debt is brought up to date by Dec. 31.

Class action demands Chicago refund all property transfer taxes charged to buyers of Fannie Mae foreclosures

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 8, 2015, 6:04pm

A woman who bought a home last year in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood believes the city improperly charged her taxes on her purchase of the formerly foreclosed property from Fannie Mae, and she has filed a class action to demand the city pay her back, as well as perhaps thousands of others who have paid real estate transfer taxes to the city for property they, too, purchased from either of the federal mortgage giants.

Former business partners bring dispute over CTA telecom project to Cook County court

Scott Holland Nov. 23, 2015, 5:43pm

Former business partners are at odds over the spoils of a Chicago Transit Authority telecommunications technology project. In a complaint filed Nov. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, HCK Group, doing business as Informity Systems, brought 10 counts against Informity Network and its president Edita Arambulo, as well as former HCK employee Cynthia Chappell.

Fannie Mae: Chicago can't collect transfer taxes on foreclosed properties sold by federal agencies

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 15, 2015, 11:48pm

Fannie Mae, the federally-controlled largest provider of funding for mortgage loans in the country, has sued the city of Chicago in federal court to ask a judge to halt the city’s efforts to collect real estate transfer taxes on the residential properties the agency sells. On Oct. 15, the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the federal agency which oversees Fannie, filed its complaint in federal court in Chicago against

Woman sues motorized wheelchair business, alleging negligence

Robbie Hargett Sep. 30, 2015, 2:32pm

A woman is suing a motorized wheelchair and medical equipment manufacturer, alleging her defective wheelchair malfunctioned and caused her serious injuries.

Cook County commuter sues CTA, alleging negligence in beating

Kevin Shepke Sep. 2, 2015, 12:50pm

A Cook County commuter is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging injuries on a commuter train.

Passenger sues Chicago Transit Authority for alleged transportation carelessness

Kevin Shepke Aug. 20, 2015, 1:45pm

A woman is suing over claims she was injured when a Chicago Transit Authority train's doors caught her clothing and caused her to fall.

Cyclist blames bus driver, transit authority for accident

Dan Harkins Aug. 11, 2015, 12:28pm

A bicyclist is suing a city bus driver and the city transit authority after allegedly being struck by a bus.

Passenger charges Chicago Transit Authority with negligence

Kevin Shepke Jul. 29, 2015, 2:12pm

A Chicago woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging injuries caused by a CTA employee.

Bus passenger alleges injuries from accident with car

Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 2:43pm

A passenger injured after a car ran into the bus in which she was riding is suing the bus driver, the car driver and the owner of the bus and car.

Commuter takes CTA to court, alleging injuries from faulty door

Dan Harkins Jul. 21, 2015, 12:19pm

A commuter is suing the city's transit authority, alleging injuries when she says she was thrown from a train door that stayed open while the train took off down the tracks.

Paying train, bus fare by credit card not enough to maintain some patent claims vs CTA over Ventra

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 13, 2015, 3:34pm

A federal judge has decided Smart Systems Innovations, a New York-based company specializing in the development of technology similar to that on which Chicago's Ventra fare system is based, will not be able to press forward with claims the CTA and its contracted Ventra developers violated at least four of five patents the company holds.

Passenger alleges negligence in city bus accident

Dan Harkins Jul. 2, 2015, 6:30am

A passenger allegedly injured on a city bus is suing the Chicago Transit Authority.

Wheelchair-bound woman blames transit authority for injuries in sudden bus stop

Carol Ostrow Jun. 22, 2015, 1:07pm

A disabled Cook County woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging negligence in a fall she says resulted in serious bodily injuries when she was thrown out of her wheelchair inside a public bus.

Public transit passenger alleges vehicular negligence

Carol Ostrow Jun. 12, 2015, 2:00pm

A Cook County man is suing the Chicago Transit Authority and three individuals in an accident that allegedly caused him injuries.

Man alleges injuries from being tossed about in CTA bus on Lake Shore Drive

Carol Ostrow Jun. 12, 2015, 8:45am

A Cook County man is suing the CTA, alleging he was hurled about the interior of a public bus and injured.

Woman alleges city, transit authority failed to maintain walkway

Carol Ostrow Jun. 10, 2015, 2:52pm

A Cook County woman is suing Chicago and its public transportation branch, alleging a sidewalk abnormality caused an accident.

Bus rider thrown to floor faults CTA for injuries

Carol Ostrow Jun. 10, 2015, 2:10pm

A Cook County man is suing a municipal transit corporation, alleging he was hurled about the interior of a public bus and injured.