Rich South High School, district hit with claim over broken sidewalk

By Annie Cosby | Aug 14, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured on an uneven sidewalk outside a school.

Shanya Childress filed a lawsuit Aug. 4 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Rich Township High School District 227 and Rich South High School, alleging willful and wanton conduct.

According to the complaint, Childress was exiting Rich South High School on Sauk Trail in Richton Park on Aug. 20, 2013, when she tripped on a broken sidewalk in front of the high school and sustained an injury to her knee that required surgery.

Childress is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney John T. Cichon of Polansky & Cichon Chtd. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008129.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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