Chicago South Shore prep school council members sue to remove fellow council member, undo council votes since April
Four members of a Chicago prep school’s local school council have filed suit against the other council members and have asked the court to nullify every vote the board has taken since April, claiming they illegally installed a council member to fill a vacancy and have since used that action to ram through a number of spending actions by the slimmest of margins.
Assyrian foundation power struggle spills into court amid investigation into purported actions to fund Middle East Christian relief work
A power struggle within a Lincolnwood-based Assyrian charitable foundation reportedly under investigation and facing a subpoena from prosecutors seeking information on allegedly questionable financial activities has spilled into Cook County Circuit Court, as each side has asked a judge to bar the other from any influence on how the organization conducts its business and spends its millions of dollars in the bank.
A lawsuit brought by a Prospect Heights developer and entrepreneur in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming his financial interest in a medical marijuana consulting company may go to pot because a Loop law firm allegedly bungled a merger between the marijuana company and two other corporations, has been dismissed. The judge entered an order accepting Baroud's motion for voluntary dismissal Dec. 14.
The operators of Rivers Casino were dealt a blow last week when a state appellate court overturned a Cook County judge’s decision vacating Cook County’s video gaming tax. Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, which operates the Des Plaines casino, had sought relief from Cook County’s tax on video gambling machines, prevailing upon Cook County Circuit Court Judge Robert Lopez Cepero to find the county tax ordinance was preempted by the state’s Riverboat Gambling Act.
Temporary flooding caused by government action can be illegal taking of property, appellate panel rules
A state appellate panel has ruled the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion, and not that of the state’s highest court, should hold sway in a case in which a group of Chicago area homeowners have argued a decision by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to release flood waters, resulting in backed-up sewers, flooded creeks and extensive damages to surrounding homes, constitutes an illegal taking of their property under the Illinois Constitution.