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Judge: Procedural question won't derail federal discrimination suit over Tinley Park low income housing

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 20, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has cleared federal lawyers to continue their housing discrimination lawsuit against the village of Tinley Park over the fate of a low-income housing development, saying the task of filing such lawsuits can be delegated to other lawyers within the Department of Justice if the office specifically authorized by federal law to oversee such enforcement actions is vacant.

Tinley sues ex-planner over low income apartments; fed judge asked to combine with feds' suit vs Tinley

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 26, 2017

As Tinley Park village officials await a federal judge’s ruling on whether a legal question could prevent the U.S. Justice Department from suing Village Hall for housing discrimination, the village’s ex-development director has asked a federal judge to simultaneously consider her request to dismiss a lawsuit Tinley Park brought against her for allegedly making faulty decisions that led the village to come under federal scrutiny and pay $2.45 million to settle claims brought by the would-be developers of a stalled controversial low-income housing project planned for Tinley’s downtown.

Tinley Park seeks to dismiss federal discrimination lawsuit over low-income housing project

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 12, 2017

The fate of a low-income housing development in Tinley Park could yet turn on the question of whether the President of the United States must appoint someone to serve as the overseer of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division for the Justice Department to legally file housing discrimination lawsuits.

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