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The owners of two groups operating many of the video gambling establishments in strip malls and other locations across Illinois have sued the Illinois Gaming Board, arguing one board policy and two provisions of the state’s 2009 Video Gaming Act are unconstitutionally depriving them of the chance to negotiate better business deals for a larger share of the revenue they generate.
Two players of the Illinois Lottery’s scratch-off games have asked a court to award a jackpot from the former operators of the state lottery system, alleging Northstar Lottery Group owes them and others who played the state’s instant games for flooding the market with tickets to greatly reduce the odds players could win grand prizes, contrary to advertised odds, allowing the Lottery to pocket millions of dollars more than it should have.
Crestwood, Harvey, Calumet OK term limits; Broadview votes under wraps til IL Supreme Court can rule
The question of whether voters wish to restrict the number of terms some of their elected officials can remain in office received resounding support in the village of Crestwood and the cities of Harvey and Calumet City. And in the village of Broadview, the results of the vote won’t be known until and unless the Illinois Supreme Court weighs in on whether the referendum question passed legal muster.
Family of woman killed in hit-and-run sues man let off of drug charges in 2013 over cops' alleged lies
The family of a Chicago woman killed in an August Morton Grove car crash have brought a wrongful death action against the other driver, a Glenview man who has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence, and who three years earlier had been let off by a judge on drug charges amid allegations of perjury by the arresting officers.
Cook County’s chief judge has secured a sixth consecutive term at the helm of Illinois’ largest circuit court, after a majority of the county’s circuit judges chose him over a rival in a relatively close, closed-door vote, ending a hotly contested race which drew a rare, large amount of public input from beyond Cook County’s courthouses.
'Watchdogs' appeal DuPage judge's OK of lawsuit over reporting of alleged 'pay to play' for COD contract
Journalists who help chronicle corruption in Illinois governments have asked a state appeals court to step in, after a DuPage County judge refused to dismiss a $16 million defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who claims the men known as the Edgar County Watchdogs wrongly accused her of committing a crime when they wrote she engaged in “pay to play” and used an improper exemption to secure a no-bid contract from the College of DuPage – awarded the same day she joined the college’s fundraising fo
A lawsuit, potentially worth as much as $300 million, will continue against Redflex, the company accused of bribing Chicago’s former transportation director to land the city’s red light camera deal. But the former Redflex executive who aided the investigation into the bribery accusations and filed the lawsuit on behalf of the city will not be allowed to attempt to claim a cut of any potential award.
A shareholder in Northbrook-based Nanosphere Inc., a company specializing in high-tech single-sample tests to detect a range of infectiousdiseases and other health problems, has challenged a merger deal the nanotech company reached a month ago with Texas-based competitor Luminex, saying the deal was not the best Nanosphere’s leaders could have made for its shareholders.
McCormick Foundation OK to sue over insurance advice blamed for hefty legal bills after Tribune bankruptcy
A state appeals panel has ruled two former major shareholders in the Tribune Company, who are in litigation with creditors, can continue to press their malpractice suit against a prominent Chicago insurance broker for allegedly giving bum advice to change insurance companies, which put the ex-shareholders on the hook for legal costs instead of their insurer.
Chicago to pay $3 million to settle claims it discriminated vs cop candidates who lived in U.S. less than 10 years
The city of Chicago has quickly assented to the U.S. Department of Justice’s contentions it discriminated against foreign-born police applicants by requiring applicants to have lived in the U.S. for 5-10 years before applying. As part of a settlement agreement announced in Chicago federal court, the city has agreed to pay $3.1 million in the class action brought by the Justice Department on behalf of 47 onetime police officer applicants.
Obamacare health insurer Land of Lincoln Health hit with class action over U of C coverage 'bait & switch'
Two Chicago men have slapped a troubled provider of Obamacare health insurance policies with a class action lawsuit, alleging Land of Lincoln Health misled them into purchasing health plans on the belief the plans would include coverage for procedures at University of Chicago Medicine, even though Land of Lincoln allegedly knew the plans would not.
South Loop apartment building owners, managers hit with class action over unpaid security deposit interest
A South Loop apartment tenant who believes her landlords wrongly deprived her of interest on her security deposit, which she asserts is owed to her and other tenants under city ordinance, has brought a class action against her landlords, demanding they pay her and others like her double their money back, with interest. Cheryl McPhearson filed the class-action complaint Nov. 25 in Cook County Circuit Court.