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Loyola lawsuit: Cook sheriff refused to remove inmate for 4 months; makes hospital 'prison infirmary'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 12, 2018

Loyola University Medical Center has filed suit against the Cook County Sheriff, saying the sheriff’s office’s apparent refusal to retrieve an inmate who has been kept under guard at the hospital since April has turned the hospital essentially into an unwilling auxiliary of the Cook County Jail.

Cook County, road builders tussle over home rule, control of county's 'transportation' money

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 13, 2018

With about a quarter of a billion dollars on the line in what the county calls a “test case” that could affect cities and counties across Illinois, Cook County has squared off in court against a coalition of trade groups representing road builders, as the two sides have asked a judge to decide whether a new Illinois state constitutional amendment negates the county’s authority to decide how to apportion its transportation tax dollars.

Judge: 'Harm to minority borrowers direct;' Cook County can continue predatory lending suit vs HSBC

By Dan Churney | Jun 5, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has eliminated several claims from a suit brought by Cook County against banking giant HSBC, for alleged predatory lending, but the judge said the county still made enough plausible allegations, including that HSBC discriminated against minorities, for the suit to survive.

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