A Comcast technician performs work in this file photo. A state appeals panel this week ruled that more than $410,000 in franchise fees paid by Comcast to Kane County should have gone to the village of Campton Hills shortly after it incorporated in 2007. – AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Fight over cable bills between village, Kane County settled

A state appeals panel ruled Monday that more than $283,000 in cable franchise fees paid to Kane County actually belong to the small village of Campton Hills.

Judge won’t expunge record of CPD detective in fatal shooting

A white former Chicago police officer who was acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black woman failed Tuesday to get his record expunged by a judge.

Kirkland lawyer, legal deal ‘maestro,’ dies at 46

Representing a private equity firm with more than a billion dollars in capital and founded by a Harvard-educated lawyer could have been daunting for a young attorney.

Oak Park sidewalk trip-and-fall resurrected

Pointing to conflicting evidence about the size of a sidewalk seam, an appeals court has ruled a jury should get a crack at deciding a trip-and-fall case against the village of Oak Park.

$2.9M jury verdict in baby death

A DuPage County jury awarded more than $2.9 million to the family of a newborn who died in a Naperville hospital about a month after she was born.

Employee’s distress on job met requirements for FMLA leave

A woman’s behavior on the job — including engaging in crying jags and routinely arriving late — gave her employer notice that she needed time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act, a federal appeals court held.

Trucking company not liable in crash

A Cook County jury last week rendered a defense verdict in favor of a mushroom company and one of its truck drivers after a 2012 crash on an Illinois tollway.

Stalking law upheld by 1st District

An appeals court majority upheld a man’s aggravated stalking conviction over claims the law is unconstitutional.
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