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Speaking at a news conference Friday flanked by her attorneys, Dasha Davis said she was thankful a Cook County jury believed her and not the city of Chicago’s account about her father, who was fatally shot by police officers in 2014. – David Thomas

$5M award to estate of man fatally shot by police

A Cook County jury on Thursday awarded more than $5 million to the daughter of a man killed by Chicago police in May 2014.
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As Mueller bows out, legal perils far from over

President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as “complete and total exoneration” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but his legal perils are far from over.
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Anti-abortion activists plan abortion bill attack

SPRINGFIELD — More than 4,000 people visited the Illinois Capitol Wednesday to protest pending abortion-related legislation, just one day after one of the measures cleared a Senate committee.

High court disbars three, suspends 13 in discipline cases

In its latest round of disciplinary orders, the Illinois Supreme Court disbarred three attorneys and suspended 13.

$12.5M for paralyzed CTA rider

The Chicago Transit Authority Board agreed to a $12.5 million settlement with a man who was severely injured when a bus driver stopped abruptly to avoid a cat.

Bill to protect students’ rights takes aim at Naperville suicide

After a Naperville student committed suicide after being questioned by school administrators and a resource officer without his parents in the room, a lawmaker has introduced a bill to require a parent or parental designee to be present when a student is being questioned about criminal activity.

Lindberg, force behind Illinois ethics acts, dead at 86

After serving as a private attorney, Illinois lawmaker, state comptroller and state appellate court justice, George W. Lindberg set his sights on the federal trial bench in Chicago.

High court reverses tax revenue suit over sales

SPRINGFIELD — The state’s top court reversed an appellate court’s judgment, dismissing claims in which two Illinois municipalities were alleged to be enriched in a “scheme” to divert tax revenue from out-of-state facilities.
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