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DESPRES SCHWARTZ & GEOGHEGAN LTD.: Twenty-two school districts sue the State of Illinois for funding

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed a complaint on behalf of 22 school districts, suing for full funding they are entitled to under the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act, signed into law on August 31, 2017.

Appeals court: CTA must negotiate with union before imposing rules to prevent repeat of O'Hare Blue Line derailment

By DM Herra | May 16, 2018

A state appeals court has upheld a ruling forbidding the Chicago Transit Authority from unilaterally imposing new work rules without first negotiating with its workers’ union, even if the new rules are intended to protect public safety – such as rules the CTA implemented to prevent another train derailment similar to the one that resulted in an L train climbing an escalator at O’Hare International Airport.

Federal appeals panel echoes state court: No right to vote for elected Chicago school board

By Scott Holland | Apr 11, 2018

Echoing a state appeals court’s ruling, a federal appellate panel says the right to vote doesn’t entitle Chicago voters to the right to vote for the members of the Chicago school board.

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