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Judge nearly grounds Bensenville homeowners lawsuit vs Chicago over O'Hare air traffic

Scott Holland Feb. 13, 2017, 4:28pm

A Cook County judge has nearly grounded a lawsuit brought by Bensenville homeowners against the city of Chicago, saying the homeowners have more work to do to prove they can sue the city for directing a steady stream of aircraft over their homes every day from a new runway at O'Hare.

Bensenville homeowners, Chicago skirmish in Cook court over right to sue City Hall for O'Hare air traffic

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 10, 2017, 6:51pm

The legal dogfight between the city of Chicago and dozens of Bensenville homeowners, who say air traffic from O'Hare's busy new runway has demolished their quality of life, has returned to Cook County court, where attorneys for City Hall and the homeowners are now skirmishing over the question of precisely when the homeowners’ problems began.

Law firm says software biz, competitors, banks, conspired to fix market for bankruptcy banking fees

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 15, 2016, 4:19pm

About a month since a federal judge dismissed its lawsuit against Rabobank for allegedly cornering the bankruptcy banking services market through an alliance with a developer of bankruptcy case management software, a Chicago law firm has reintroduced its allegations, this time in a class action antitrust lawsuit directed at the software maker it alleges has conspired with its competitors to overcharge those depositing bankruptcy funds.

Judge: IL State Police needed only offer other jobs to escape ADA suit brought by ex-trooper with diabetes

Dana Herra Jul. 29, 2016, 1:10pm

A former state trooper placed on restricted duty after a diabetic episode caused her to crash a squad car – and to whom the state offered three alternative positions - has failed in her bid to sue the Illinois State Police for discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Bensenville residents again claim O'Hare runway noise illegal property taking; Chicago takes case to federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 21, 2016, 5:49pm

A group of Bensenville residents whose homes lie in the flight path of a busy newer runway at O’Hare International Airport have made another attempt at suing the city of Chicago for allegedly demolishing their quality of life by allowing the aircraft to roar past 500 feet or less above their homes almost round the clock.

Private at-will employees not shielded from termination for supporting unions, appeals panel says

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 23, 2015, 11:32am

Two men who supported an attempt to unionize an Illinois railroad company are not protected by the law from being fired for their support for organizing their coworkers, a state appeals panel has ruled.