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Hearings set next week in Alstory Simon’s $40 million wrongful incarceration suit

The Cook County Record Sep. 29, 2017, 6:01pm

CHICAGO - A status hearing is set Oct. 2 in Alstory Simon's lawsuit against those he claims falsified evidence that implicated him and sent him to prison for a 1982 double murder.

Court grants class status in case of Illinois inmates claiming substandard health care

Melissa Busch May 11, 2017, 9:43am

A group of Illinois prison inmates will be allowed to move forward with their class action suit claiming health care provided to inmates in the Illinois Department of Corrections violates constitutional standards.

Class action: IL supervised release policies unjustly effectively keep sex offenders in prison 'for life'

Chandra Lye Dec. 29, 2016, 10:59am

A lawsuit has been filed accusing the state of Illinois of violating the rights of convicted sex offenders by maintaining policies that do not allow a number of them to be released from prison after they have served their sentences, effectively leaving them informally sentenced to life in prison.

Cook County Sheriff's Office accused of censoring prisoners' rights magazine at county jail

Scott Holland Jul. 14, 2016, 3:56pm

The publishers of a magazine which discusses the legal rights of prisoners have accused the Cook County Sheriff’s Office of unconstitutionally preventing inmates at the Cook County Jail from reading their publication.

Employees working through lunch? Could cost employers in unforeseen ways, recent decision says

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 18, 2016, 10:51am

Employers need to become more conscious of whether their employees are working through break periods, as allowing them to do so could carry legal consequences, according to a labor law attorney, citing a recent decision by a federal judge to let stand a former IDOC employee's lawsuit asserting he racked up enough hours working through his lunch period to qualify for FMLA leave.

Chicago, officers cited for false arrest, imprisonment

Dan Harkins Jun. 8, 2015, 1:12pm

A Chicago man who alleges false arrest has sued the city and several police officers.

Charges: Drew Peterson tried to have Will Co. prosecutor killed

Bethany Krajelis Feb. 9, 2015, 4:19pm


Inmate files class action lawsuit accusing state agencies of failing to change parole review rules

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 3, 2015, 2:43pm

A man 36 years into a 100-year-plus sentence for murder and armed robbery filed a class action lawsuit late last month against two state agencies he claims have ignored a 2010 state law requiring them to change the way the state evaluates inmate parole cases.

First District affirms denial of legal aid group's request for attorney's fees in FOIA case

Andrew Thomason Mar. 4, 2014, 1:32pm


Dying prisoner files federal lawsuit seeking release

Rhys Saunders Oct. 16, 2013, 10:04am