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More Cook County towns sue over opioids; Edelson again includes doctors to keep court action local

By Dan Churney | Jul 26, 2018

Another group of Cook County communities have launched a lawsuit, which they want to stay in Cook County rather than federal court, against a number of opioid makers, distributors and doctors, alleging they pushed prescription opioids on the public despite knowing the drugs were dangerously addictive.

Appeals court: One-time retirement buyout pay bumps can't be counted when calculating pensions

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 6, 2016

A state appeals court has ruled state law does not allow pension boards to include special buyout-generated pay bumps at the end of a firefighter’s career to be included in calculating a retiree’s pension.

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