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Lawsuit asks judge to block Gov. Pritzker’s vaccine mandate for two school districts

Four west suburban school staff members have filed a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. JB Pritzker’s vaccine mandate in their school districts. Attorney Patrick J. Walsh of Griffin Williams McMahon & Walsh law firm filed the lawsuit in Kane County Circuit Court against Community Unit School Districts 303 and 304 in St. Charles and Geneva, […]

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Six Flags settles class action lawsuit for charging season pass holders during COVID-19 closure

Six Flags will allow free admission and other benefits to eligible members after settling a class-action lawsuit alleging the company charged season pass holders during the COVID-19 closures. In October, a class-action lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court against Six Flags, the Cook County Record reported. Attorneys with the firms of KamberLaw and […]

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Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Deerfield’s assault weapons ban

The Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday regarding Deerfield’s ordinance banning assault weapons, which allows fines of $250-$1,000 a day for violators. In 2013, the Deerfield Village Board passed an ordinance that regulated assault weapons and created certain measures that had to be taken when transporting or storing them. In 2018, the Deerfield Village […]

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Family of COVID-19 patient drops ivermectin treatment lawsuit against Condell Hospital in Libertyville

The family who sued Libertyville-based Advocate Condell Medical Center to allow ivermectin to be administered to their critically ill mother has dropped their lawsuit. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The woman was already taking […]

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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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Family of man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse files lawsuit against police, sheriff in Kenosha

The family of one of the men killed in the Kenosha protest shootings last summer has filed a lawsuit against law enforcement alleging they conspired with former Antioch resident Kyle Rittenhouse and other armed individuals. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in federal court by John Huber, the father of Anthony Huber, according to court […]

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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 […]