Road contractors' coalition asks court to order Cook County to free up $250M for transportaton projects
A coalition of trade groups representing road building contractors have sued Cook County, asking a judge to order the county to spend more money on maintaining and improving its roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, because the county, the lawsuit says, has detoured nearly $250 million that the groups assert should have been spent only on transportation projects.
Montessori school says River Forest illegally compelled it to pay $1.1M in property taxes over 20 years
A Montessori school in suburban River Forest has sued the village government, asking the court to order the village to refund $1.1 million in property taxes the school has paid over the past 20 years under an agreement the private school now argues should have been void from the beginning, as it violates Illinois law.
A week into a trial against a trucking firm blamed for an accident that left a young woman permanently disabled, the woman, who was struck by a truck and dragged 60 feet in Chicago, will receive $35 million from a settlement to end her legal action, reportedly an Illinois record for an accident involving a pedestrian.