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Class action: Union must refund millions in unconstitutional fees taken from non-union IL state workers
A group of non-union Illinois state employees say their union illegally forced them to continue paying fees to the union, even when the union knew the fees were likely to be declared unconstitutional. Now, those workers have asked a federal judge to order the union to refund the money.
Judge tanks ex-MWRD cops' lawsuit over termination because they broadcast private convo on IL State Police frequency
A federal judge has squelched a lawsuit brought by two former Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officers, who said their rights were violated with the MWRD fired them after the Illinois State Police informed their employer a private conversation between the two officers was broadcast over the state police's secure radio frequency.
Judge: IL State Police needed only offer other jobs to escape ADA suit brought by ex-trooper with diabetes
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.
Appeals panel: Judge wrong to nix firing of state worker who got Link cards for friends, family, used it herself
A state appellate panel in Springfield has reinstated the termination of a state worker who had been fired for allegedly authorizing state aid for friends and relatives, and using those benefits to pay for purchases for herself. A Sangamon County judge had ordered her punishment reduced.
Lawsuit vs Illinois State Police demands state homicide, killings data not reported to FBI since 1994
A Hoffman Estates lawyer who heads an online project designed to track how police report and solve murder cases in Illinois and nationwide says the Illinois State Police have withheld data from him and the public, and a judge should order them to turn over the information. On Dec. 3, attorney Thomas Hargrove, director of the Murder Accountability Project, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against the Illinois State Police.
Judge refuses to toss TRO over pot-growing permit; sets plaintiff's bond at $200K, not $2M as requested
A temporary restraining order preventing the state from issuing a pot-growing permit in the Kankakee area will remain in place until further order of the court, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday.
A Cook County judge on Thursday will rule on a pair of issues in a case challenging the state's new medical marijuana program.
Another company that lost out to Cresco Labs for a permit to legally grow pot in Illinois has filed a lawsuit.On Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, White Oak Growers LLC sued Philip Nelson, acting director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and Cresco Labs LLC, a company that won a trio of cultivation licenses under the state's new medical marijuana program.And like the lawsuit PM Rx LLC
Lawsuit over pot-growing license in Kankakee continues as state seeks $2.2M bond; hearing set for next week
The company challenging the licensing process behind Illinois' new medical marijuana program should have to pony up at least $2 million as bond, according to attorneys representing the defendants in the case.At a hearing Tuesday, attorneys for the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Cresco Labs LLC asked Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Kennedy to make PM Rx LLC-- the plaintiff company that failed
Judge halts issuance of pot-growing license in Kankakee; allows discovery and sets hearing for March 10
A Cook County judge has issued a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit that challenges the licensing process behind the state's new medical marijuana program.