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Prairie Grove restaurant files federal lawsuit against village in American flag dispute

A restaurant that claimed they were cited in July for flying the American flag has filed a federal lawsuit against the Village of Prairie Grove, saying their First Amendment rights were violated. During an August 25 administrative hearing, the Village of Prairie Grove dismissed two citations against Gianelli’s Drive-Thru, located at 3111 Route 176 in […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit challenging new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees

The McHenry County state’s attorney has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new law that will prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees and severely limit local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agents. Senate Bill 667 — also called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 in late May. In […]

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2 McHenry County residents file lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker for mandating masks in schools

Two McHenry County mothers have filed a lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asking a judge to block Pritzker’s school mask mandate. The lawsuit was filed in McHenry County Circuit Court on August 9 by Laura Murray and Christine Polheber. One of Murray’s children attends Conley Elementary School in Algonquin and a second attends Heineman […]

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Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County files lawsuit against Lake County Board

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, which is a county-funded agency, has filed a lawsuit against the Lake County Board for refusing to pay the agency’s legal bills. Andrew Tangen, Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County (VACLC), said the lawsuit was filed in late May and a pre-trial conference is scheduled […]

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Marengo manufacturer charged with violating consent order in groundwater contamination case

The Illinois Attorney General and McHenry County State’s Attorney both filed a lawsuit charging a Marengo metals manufacturing plant with failing to act after they contaminated groundwater with human carcinogens years ago. The attorney general’s office initially filed a lawsuit in 2013 against 300 West LLC and The Arnold Engineering Company over decades-long contamination related […]

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Woman files lawsuit after suffering serious injury during explosion at Antioch restaurant

A Lindenhurst woman who suffered a serious injury during an explosion at an Antioch restaurant in September has filed a lawsuit against the business, her lawyer said. Law firm Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard have filed a lawsuit against Anastasias Restaurant and Sports Lounge, 950 Hillside Avenue in Antioch. LaVerne and Charles Burress, of Lindenhurst, went […]