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IL EPA orders Sterigenics plant shut down; Sterigenics will seek to reverse 'indefensible' action

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 15, 2019

Illinois state environmental regulators have issued an order essentially closing down a medical device sterilization facility in suburban Willowbrook accused of emitting cancer-causing chemicals into the air.

Judge quashes Algonquin Township's effort to subpoena Edgar County Watchdogs' Dropbox records

By John Breslin | Feb 15, 2019

Press freedom activists have expressed concern at an attempt by an Illinois township to subpoena the records of a watchdog news site, and now that subpoena has been quashed by a county circuit court.

Court activity on Feb. 14: Alicea Michael A. vs Noonan Kathleen

By The Cook County Record | Feb 15, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity in the suit brought by Alicea Michael A. against Noonan Kathleen on Feb. 14: 'Summons Issued And Returnable'

Could Pritzker order Sterigenics Willowbrook closed? Perhaps, but powers may be limited

By Cook County Record | Feb 14, 2019

As Illinois' attorney general spars in federal court with a company accused of emitting too much of an alleged cancer-causing chemical into the atmosphere in Chicago's western suburbs, others are calling on Illinois' new governor to do more, and immediately order the facility to close.

Niles Township High School District employee accuses co-worker of defamation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 14, 2019

A Niles Township High School District employee is suing a co-worker, citing alleged defamation.

Chicago teacher is accused of leading yoga retreat to Nicaragua while on disability leave

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 14, 2019

The Chicago school board is suing a teacher, alleging she owes $18,000 after leading a yoga retreat in Nicaragua while on disability leave.

The Grove at Lincoln Park is sued over patient's death from flu, pneumonia, sepsis

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

A surviving relative is suing nursing home facilities, citing alleged professional negligence and vicarious liability.

Southwest Airlines is accused of unlawfully storing biometric data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

Ramp supervisors have filed a class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, accusing the company of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by making employees scan their fingerprints to clock in and out of work shifts.

Employee accuses Wound Care Solutions of violating state's biometric privacy law

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against a medical supply company, alleging they violated workers' rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by compelling employees to scan their fingerprints when clocking in and out of work shifts.

Woman sues Warren Barr South Loop over relative's care, death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 13, 2019

A woman is suing a nursing facility, citing alleged negligent supervision in the care of a relative

Patient claims Renovo Endodontics Studio didn't properly set tooth implant

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 13, 2019

A Mt. Prospect woman is suing a dental facility, citing alleged professional negligence.

Manor Care of Naperville named in negligent supervision claim for resident's injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 13, 2019

A woman is suing a nursing home, citing alleged negligent supervision of her relative, now deceased.

Generations at Elmwood Park is named in wrongful death action

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 12, 2019

An independent estate administrator is suing a long-term care facility, citing alleged violations of the Nursing Home Care Act, Survival Act, and Wrongful Death Act.

Patient and his law firm claim Holy Cross Hospital engaged in tortious interference

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 12, 2019

A former patient and his law firm are suing a hospital, insurance company and claims processor, citing alleged negligence; intrusion upon seclusion; tortious interference with contract; conversion; and conspiracy to convert personal property.

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