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United Airlines wins judgment in discrimination case brought by man accused of taking food from plane

By Laura Halleman | Sep 4, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has found United Airlines didn't discriminate against an African-American former employee who sued the company after he was fired for allegedly taking food from an airplane during a layover.

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

By Melissa Busch | May 11, 2017

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.

Judge rejects ex-Gov. Quinn's lawsuit challenging power of Chicago mayor to appoint school board

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 14, 2017

Saying nothing in federal law entitles Chicago residents to a right to an elected school board, a federal judge has tossed a lawsuit from a group of plaintiffs, including parents of Chicago Public Schools students and former Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn, who had asked the court to side with their contentions that a state law granting the mayor of Chicago the power to appoint members of the Chicago Board of Education was discriminatory and violated their voting rights.

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