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  • Mom sues third-grader and parents for alleged bullying

    Mom sues third-grader and parents for alleged bullying
    A suburban mother has filed a lawsuit claiming an elementary-school student bullied and beat up her son, a third-grader at the same Mount Prospect school.
  • Mt. Prospect family claims racial harassment, intimidation

    Mt. Prospect family claims racial harassment, intimidation
    A Mount Prospect family has filed a lawsuit alleging that a neighbor repeatedly berated them with racial slurs and harassed and intimidated them because they are African-American. The suit by Iris Howe and her two children alleged the harassment began...

    Suit over Palatine supportive housing dismissed

    Suit over Palatine supportive housing dismissed
    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the village of Palatine over its rejection of Catherine Alice Gardens, a proposal to build housing for people with disabilities. The Chicago-based Up Development company filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit...

    Michael J. Howlett Jr., Cook County judge, 1948-2014

     Michael J. Howlett Jr., Cook County judge, 1948-2014
    Michael J. Howlett Jr., son of a former Illinois secretary of state, was an accomplished attorney, popular law professor and a Cook County judge. "He was one of the best judges and nicest men I ever met," said Judge William Bauer of the 7th U.S. Circuit...

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were overjoyed to add the missing piece of trail on...