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

By Hanna Nakano | Dec 18, 2015

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.

Family says Chicago hospitals allowed relative to develop fatal bed sores

By Hanna Nakano | Dec 2, 2015

The family of an Illinois man is suing multiple Chicago hospitals and health care centers, alleging they caused injuries that led to the death of a loved one.

Bensenville residents blame Chicago for O'Hare planes flying too close to homes

By Hanna Nakano | Dec 2, 2015

A group of Bensenville residents is suing the city of Chicago, alleging the city is not fulfilling its end of the deal regarding a new runway at O’Hare International Airport.

Stericycle settles with 12 states for $26.75 million for overcharges; Illinois governments to get $3 million back

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 28, 2015

A Lake Forest-based medical waste disposal company and the 12 states it allegedly overcharged for service have reached a $26.75 million settlement. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office announced the settlement with Stericycle, Inc.

Cook County hires vendor for $30 million upgrade of online property tax systems

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 26, 2015

Cook County’s online property tax information system is getting a $30 million upgrade. Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies, the company awarded the contract, will create a system to replace the 40-year-old technology currently in place, improving tax collection and public access to property tax-related information, county officials said.

Court user survey measures perceptions of Illinois court system

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 13, 2015

The Illinois Supreme Court has released results of a survey that quantified court users’ experience and perception of court systems in counties across the state.

Family of man who died after knee surgery awarded $8.25 million in hospital death suit

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 10, 2015

The family of a man who died after undergoing knee replacement surgery at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago has been awarded $8.25 million dollars.

Med-Mal case vs clinic that receives federal grant money removed to federal court after US Atty steps in

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 3, 2015

A medical malpractice claim filed against a Chicago clinic and several associated doctors has been moved from Cook County Circuit Court to federal court, after the U.S. Attorney's office intervened on behalf of the clinic and its doctors because the clinic receives federal grant money.

$20 million settlement paid by trucking firms to family of man who died in 2009 Wilmington tanker truck crash

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 31, 2015

A $20 million settlement has been reached between a man who was severely injured in a car accident, and the company that owned the tanker that hit him. Eugene Hajer was traveling on Illinois Route 113 in Custer Township in southern Will County between Wilmington and Kankakee on Jan. 3, 2009, when he made a left turn, according to his attorneys. At the same time, a tanker truck driven by Alfred Criswell, Jr. from RCD Trucking, Inc. crossed a double yellow line to try to pass him, but instead sl

EPA sues Rockford under Clean Water Act, but just part of compliance process, Rockford officials say

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 17, 2015

Federal environmental regulators have sued the city of Rockford, continuing the process of bringing the water treatment system in Illinois' third largest city into compliance with federal water laws.The Environmental Protection Agency filed suit Oct. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Rockford, asserting the city's water treatment system remains non-compliant with the federal Clean Water Act.

Friends, colleagues mourn state high court spokesman Tybor

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 14, 2015

Friends and colleagues are mourning loss of longtime journalist and spokesman for the Illinois Supreme Court – a man friends say fought for the truth. Joseph R. Tybor, 68, passed away Sat., Oct. 10, at his home in suburban Countryside.

Man sues Sears, claims faulty saw caused multiple finger amputations

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 12, 2015

A Leeds, Ala. man is suing Sears Holdings Corp. after he claims to have lost multiple fingers while using a faulty Craftsman table saw. Craftsman is owned by the Sears company.

Fairview Care Center of Joliet sued over alleged violations of the Nursing Home Care Act

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 9, 2015

Fairview Care Center of Joliet is being sued over alleged neglect that led to the death of a woman.

Elderly man injured in three falls, guardians allege nursing home neglect

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 9, 2015

Guardians of an elderly man are suing the assisted living facility where he resided, after they say neglect led to multiple serious injuries.

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