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Appeals court: Rosemont can't keep lid on its take from rents, concession sales at its arenas

Dee Thompson Jul. 21, 2017, 2:00am

The village of Rosemont can't cite concerns over "competitive harm" to others when picking and choosing which financial documents to publicly disclose - and specifically when trying to keep privileged its take from rents and concession revenues from the arenas it owns and operates, a state appeals court has affirmed.

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.

Church wins OK to continue to jury with claims Burbank discriminated by denying permit for sanctuary

Scott Holland Feb. 23, 2017, 5:26pm

A church will be allowed to press its claim that a southwest suburban Cook County government owes it some money for allegedly discriminating against the congregation and torpedoing the church’s deal in place to buy land for a new sanctuary. 

Rosement, emergency phone board claim 911 revisions violated state law

Louie Torres Oct. 31, 2016, 2:20pm

The village of Rosemont and one of its boards are suing the statewide 911 administrator, and the Illinois Department of State Police, alleging violation of state law.

Disability harassment no different than other forms of harassment, appeals panel says

Dan Churney May 2, 2016, 4:16pm

Story CopyIllinois’ second largest city could face an action brought by a fired worker under the Illinois Human Rights Act, after an at-times divided appellate panel ruled the law’s prohibition on workplace harassment also specifically extends to protect those with disabilities.

Dolton recall ordinance struck down, appeals panel says must first be OK'd by voters

Scott Holland Jan. 18, 2016, 11:00am

A trio of Dolton village trustees scored a victory in their dispute with the mayor and clerk over the legality of the town’s recall ordinance, as an appeals panel found the Illinois state constitution requires municipalities, like Dolton, must first secure the approval of voters at referendum for such recall powers.