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Speaker Madigan Sued By Primary Opponent

Aug 9, 2016

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's primary opponent is suing the state Democratic Party leader over campaign advertising. 

  Jason Gonzales lost to Madigan in the March primary, receiving 27 percent of the votes. Now he’s suing Madigan for many reasons, including campaign ads saying Gonzales is a convicted felon, even though Gonzales was pardoned by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Gonzales also complains about two "false" candidates with Hispanic surnames, whom he says Madigan recruited to split the Latino vote.  

Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

The lawsuit was filed last week in Chicago on behalf of Stacy Pincus, a local woman who accuses Starbucks of misleading consumers.

The lawsuit alleges that an iced beverage advertised at 24 ounces contains about 14 ounces of fluid.

Starbucks spokesperson Jaime Riley said Monday that the company considers the lawsuit to be without merit.

Twitter: @BobVila

Television home renovation expert Bob Vila is suing a northern Illinois public relations specialist whom he claims falsely purported to represent him to sell celebrity endorsement rights to promoters of Midwest home improvement shows.

A federal lawsuit filed this week says Robert Smith of Loves Park unlawfully sold or licensed Vila's likeness for thousands of dollars and led promoters to believe Vila would appear at their shows.

The Rockford Register Star reports Vila is seeking $2 million in damages for each unauthorized use of his image and likeness.

American Civil Liberties Union Takes DCFS To Court

Feb 16, 2015
Wikipedia

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Illinois’ child welfare system for not effectively monitoring children in its care.

The ACLU has been overseeing how the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services cares for kids for more than 20 years. They have federal court authority to do that.

University Village / uvdekalb.com

Officials at a DeKalb apartment complex agreed to pay $255,000 for a lawsuit that began last year.

Regina Wallace's family allege University Village violated fair housing laws. They say the complex failed to meet her disability needs and retaliated against her for requesting accommodation.

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