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Cook County Circuit Court will allow juvenile hearings on weekends

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 11, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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 4, 2016

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, 2015

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, 2014

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, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

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...