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Dundee church could have spotted youth minister's alleged pedophilia, on hook for lawsuit

By Dan Churney | May 24, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a church in suburban Dundee and its pastor can be liable for a youth minister's sexual assault of a teenage church member, finding the girl and her parents made a plausible case the church and its pastor could have headed off the assault by acting on signs the minister was allegedly a pedophile.

Appeals court says Elgin didn't 'chill' religious rights of men accused of gang involvement

By Dan Churney | May 21, 2019

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a Kane County judge’s judgment the religious freedom of four self-avowed Christian men from Elgin, whom Elgin police accused of gang membership, was not hindered by an injunction the city tried to apply that would have barred them from associating with gang members.

Appeals panel: No proof personal injury lawyer Coffman, who was fired by client, deserved $33K in fees

By Scott Holland | May 8, 2019

A state appeals panel determined a Lake County judge was correct to let an attorney whose client fired and replaced him collect just $9,000 in attorney fees, despite his request for $33,000.

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