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Group files federal lawsuit against City of Highland Park for ‘assault weapon,’ high-capacity magazine ban

A gun-rights advocacy group filed a lawsuit in federal court against the City of Highland Park on Wednesday, alleging their “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine bans are a violation of the Constitution. The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff and […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit against CVS, Walgreens and others for over-prescription of opioids

The McHenry County state’s attorney has filed a lawsuit against the nation’s largest pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, for their “alarming” over-prescription of opioids. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County last Monday against CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Meijer and Albertsons. The complaint alleges that the pharmaceutical companies provided opioid painkillers in an “alarming number” with […]

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NorthShore University HealthSystem agrees to pay over $10M following lawsuit over COVID-19 vaccine requirement

A lawsuit against NorthShore University HealthSystem has resulted in a proposed $10.3 million settlement after the hospital denied religious exemptions and fired hundreds of workers over its COVID-19 vaccine requirement. 14 unnamed employees filed a lawsuit against the hospital system on October 25 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. NorthShore University […]

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Illinois sheriffs sue Gov. Pritzker administration over continued delay of treatment for mentally ill inmates

(The Center Square) – Sheriffs across Illinois are suing the Pritzker administration’s Department of Human Services over the state’s continued delays in transferring jail inmates for treatment after they are deemed unfit to stand trial. The estimated extra taxpayer cost to the counties is nearly $1.5 million. The problem has been happening since before the […]

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Company reaches agreement in lawsuit brought by attorney general for explosion that killed 4 at Waukegan plant

AB Specialty Silicones has agreed to stop producing certain products and pay a fine following a lawsuit by the attorney general’s office after an explosion at their Waukegan plant killed four employees in 2019. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a video in April giving a detailed recreation of the May 3, […]

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Judge orders IL Department of Corrections to release records on early prisoner releases after lawsuit by McHenry County state’s attorney

A judge has ordered the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office with records on the early release of prisoners following a lawsuit. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said they informally attempted multiple times to obtain records from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) regarding its early release of […]