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Cook County Circuit Court will allow juvenile hearings on weekends

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 11

Filed under City, Crime

Juveniles arrested over the weekend in Cook County will no longer have to wait until Monday for a hearing, after the Circuit Court of Cook County ordered last week that juvenile hearings be conducted on weekends. Currently,...

Group submits signatures for Illinois redistricting amendment

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 16

Filed under City, Politics

A nonpartisan Illinois citizens group submitted 65,000 pages of signatures to the Illinois State Board of Elections earlier this month for a petition calling for a constitutional amendment to change redistricting procedures in...

Facebook’s photo-tagging suggestions may violate Illinois law

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 12

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Facebook’s photo-tagging facial recognition software may be in violation of an Illinois law protecting residents’ identities. A California judge ruled last week that a lawsuit filed by three Chicago area men over Facebook’s...

Coalition of social services sues Rauner, staff over unpaid contracts

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 5

Filed under City, Politics, State

A coalition of 64 Illinois social services are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of his administration for the more than $100 million Illinois owes agencies for work contracted by the state and left unpaid during the budget...

Woman sues Northwestern for negligence after falling near Scott Hall

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

May 28

Filed under Administration, Campus

A Cook County woman has filed a lawsuit against Northwestern requesting $50,000 for negligence after she fell outside Scott Hall and suffered “severe and permanent personal ... injuries” in May 2013. The lawsuit, which...

Substitute teacher sues District 65 for racial, sex discrimination

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 20

Filed under City, Education, Local

A substitute teacher is suing Evanston/Skokie School District 65, claiming he was not given a permanent teaching position because he is a white male. In a complaint filed in a Circuit Court of Cook County on Nov. 13, Elliott Cady alleged bo...

Ludlow sues Medill senior for defamation in sexual assault case

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

October 28

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against the Medill senior who said Ludlow sexually assaulted her in 2012, according to the Chicago Tribune. Ludlow’s suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges the student made false claims to the media and...

Man arrested in Evanston in 2013 sentenced to 12 years in prison

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 19

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Cook County judge sentenced a Skokie resident Friday to 12 years in state prison after Evanston police arrested him in 2013. Blair Aikens, 28, was arrested in Evanston in July 2013 in connection with weapons possession,...

Northwestern police officer alleges sexual harassment, gender discrimination in federal lawsuit

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

March 28

Filed under Administration, Campus, City, Latest Stories

A University Police officer is suing Northwestern for sexual harassment and gender discrimination, claiming the University Police Department assigned her to an unfavorable shift when she returned from maternity leave, among other...

Ludlow sues local media outlets for defamation

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 14

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow is suing three local media companies, claiming their coverage of a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern was defamatory and portrayed him in a "false light before the public." Ludlow is suing Sun...