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IL Supreme Court: Berrios can't block county Inspector General's investigation at Assessor's office

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 1, 2016, 12:27pm

The state’s highest court has declared Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios must comply with subpoenas issued by the county’s Inspector General, saying a Cook County ordinance empowering the Inspector General to “detect, deter and prevent corruption, fraud, waste, mismanagement, unlawful political discrimination or misconduct in the operation of County government” can be constitutionally applied to investigations of potential misconduct in the offices of elected county officials, like Berrios.

Advocate, NorthShore continue to push for merger, despite 7th Circuit decision against them

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 12:42pm

CHICAGO – Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have said that despite an appeals court ruling against their proposed merger, they will still seek to merge. But how that can happen in light of the court ruling remains unclear.

Patient blames dentist for jaw fracture

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:05pm

A patient is suing Kam Patel, D.D.S. and Lakeview Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Med Spa, alleging negligence in dental care.

Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community accused of failing to prevent fall

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:06pm

A woman's representative is suing Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community and two nurses, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Patient says doctor failed to properly treat an infection around a prosthetic knee

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:09pm

A patient is suing a doctor, identified as Richard A. Berger, M.D., and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush LLC, alleging negligence in medical care.

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, others accused of failing to provide proper care

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:11pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in medical care.

St. Alexius Medical Center, doctor blamed for alleged surgical error

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:12pm

A patient is suing St. Alexius Medical Center and a doctor, identified as Stoyan Kokocharov, alleging negligence in health care

Holy Cross Hospital accused of failing to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:15pm

A woman is suing Holy Cross Hospital Inc., alleging negligence in medical care.

Oak Park Medical Center, others sued over nerve severed during surgery

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17pm

A patient is suing Oak Park Medical Center; a doctor, identified as Thomas Bilko, M.D.; and Associated Medical Centers of Illinois Ltd., alleging negligence in medical care.

Atrium Health Care Chicago accused of negligence in connection with death

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:19pm

An administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Atrium Health Care Chicago, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Central Plaza Residential Home, others blamed in woman's choking death

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:21pm

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against B&D Hotel Corporation; Central Plaza Residential Home; Barton Healthcare L.L.C.; and Barton Management Inc., alleging negligence in a residential-care setting for a mentally ill woman.

Palos developer's heirs accused of 'judge shopping' in quest to force ex-lawyer to pay $3M for miscues

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 1, 2016, 9:55pm

A Chicago law firm accused of costing some of the adult children of a prominent Palos Park developer more than $3 million in a years-long legal dispute with their siblings over their father’s estate has asked a judge not to let the accusers simply retreat from the legal action, saying the plaintiffs engaged in “judge shopping in its most brazen form” in trying to sidestep the law firm’s motion to bring the matter to a close for good.

Alzheimer's diagnosis renders Cook Co. judge accused of letting ex-clerk hear cases unfit, report says

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 2, 2016, 3:21pm

A Cook County judge accused of urging and allowing a now-fired law clerk to preside over cases from the bench as if she were a judge has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and is no longer fit to continue as a judge, a state judicial discipline board has reported.

Lawsuit alleges 'rogue officers' turned governance at Des Plaines Islamic center into 'shambles'

Scott Holland Dec. 2, 2016, 4:51pm

Taking aim at “rogue officers,” a Des Plaines man has filed a complaint against two people whom he said “turned the corporate governance of the Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines into a shambles.” 

St. Anthony Hospital, Central Nursing & Rehab Center accused of negligence in care

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:53pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Saint Anthony Hospital; Central Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and two individuals, alleging negligence in health care.

Swedish Covenant Hospital accused of failure to prevent fall

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:55pm

A patient is suing Swedish Covenant Hospital, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

South Loop Living & Rehab Center, Warren Barr South Loop accused of shortfall in care

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:57pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against South Loop Living & Rehab Center LLC and Warren Barr South Loop, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Judge's temporary order on overtime rule could hint at its fate, attorney says

Taryn Phaneuf Dec. 2, 2016, 5:03pm

Days before the rule was set to take effect, a federal judge in Texas blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule that would have extended overtime pay to upwards of 4 million salaried workers. The Department of Labor has appealed. The decisions in the meantime could produce confusion, a Chicago employment lawyer said.

Judge declares difference between food trucks, restaurants, upholds Chicago food truck rules

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 5, 2016, 1:17pm

A Cook County judge has kicked to the curb a lawsuit from food truck owners challenging the constitutional authority of the city of Chicago to impose regulations dictating where they can park and how long they can stay in one spot, and requiring them to allow the city to monitor by GPS where they are when they are open for business.

IL Supreme Court: Law shields homeowners from suits over snow removal, not 'unnatural' ice

Dan Churney Dec. 5, 2016, 2:13pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has put the freeze on certain slip-and-fall suits, by affirming an appellate ruling that the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act immunizes homeowners against suits arising from weather-caused slippery sidewalks, but not from ice buildup caused by negligent drainage.