A class action lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago and its curbside parking meters vendors of wrongly issuing parking tickets to motorists who actually had fed the meters using the ParkChicago smartphone app, has been dismissed.
A group of opponents of the development of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park have sued the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to stop what they call a “short con shell game” that, if allowed to proceed, will “destroy the pristine open environment” and “open the door to progressively more intrusive destruction” of the historic park on Chicago’s South Side.
A federal judge said the city of Chicago may not have the absolute right under federal law to withhold impounded vehicles from people who have filed for bankruptcy protection, but it at least deserves the chance to argue its case to do so.
An Illinois appeals panel has upheld a Cook County judge's ruling, which cleared Chicago police of causing the deaths of patrons by preventing them from leaving the E2 nightclub in Chicago during a stampede there in 2003 that took 21 lives and injured more than 50.
Businesses who take advantage of government financial incentives to expand or build new facilities could face new tax liability under important IRS document issued 10 years ago, but just now coming into its own. However, that should not have much of an impact on the push by Chicago and other U.S. cities and states to land Amazon's HQ2, according to a leading tax expert, attorney and former director of South Carolina's Revenue Department.
A Chicago federal judge has pulled the plug, for now, on an antitrust action accusing the city of Chicago, the city’s municipal financing group and a contractor in charge of a huge city public lighting project of jumping the bidding process to ensure General Electric would come out on top.
A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, City of Chicago, Elevator Inspection Service Company, Kone Inc. and Just Elevator Inspection Service Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
A Chicago lawyer has asked a Cook County judge to void a new Chicago city ordinance restricting the ability of condominium owners the opportunity to learn who is voting in their condo association elections, and what the actual results of the voting may be, beyond that which is shared by the condo boards.
Citing the Illinois state constitution, another judge has struck down an attempt by a local government to rein in its pension costs and potentially hold down future tax increases, this time declaring unconstitutional a law allowing the Chicago Park District to require its workers to contribute more to their future retirement benefits.
A Chicago federal judge has thrown out a citation the city of Chicago slapped on a nonprofit publishing company for sticking a poster on a city light pole, saying a city ordinance forbidding commercial postings on lamp posts doesn’t pass constitutional muster because it leaves too open to interpretation which kinds of posters or speech could be allowed.
Chicago residents could have the right to vote in a school board election. But under Illinois’ state constitution, Chicago residents do not necessarily have the right to a school board election, a state appeals court has ruled.