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Wilmette man asks court to reconsider if cops violated his rights to photo, video neighbors in public

By Scott Holland | Mar 4, 2019

A Wilmette man is asking the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider his lawsuit accusing the village of Wilmette of violating his constitutional rights by asking him to stop tracking his neighbors’ activities to prove they were violating condo association rules.

Judges: Ex-Hinsdale school board member can't cite emotional well-being to thwart exam of bullying accusations

By Charmaine Little | May 25, 2018

A federal appellate panel has ruled that an investigation into an alleged incident in which a former Hinsdale Township school board member was accused of allegedly bullying a student did not violate the school board member's constitutional rights, as judges said the U.S. Constitution does not require government officials to take into account the feelings or emotional well-being of those subjected to a government action.

Appeals panel: Man injured by falling stack of insulation at Menards should have recognized 'obvious danger'

By John Severance | Mar 15, 2018

A federal appeals panel has handed a win to home improvement retailer Menards against a man who claimed the big-box hardware and lumber chain should pay after he was injured by a falling stack of insulation.

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