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Illinois Policy Institute: Job numbers reflect both progress and trouble

CHICAGO – The Illinois job numbers arrived last week and it is a mixed bag. While the state has added more than 18,000 jobs, unemployment has also risen to 6.4 percent, up from the 6.3 percent it was in January.

Seventh Circuit finds severance agreement enforcable and valid in case against CVS

In a victory for employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lost its case against CVS Pharmacy when the Seventh Circuit ruled last month that an employment severance agreement, which the plaintiff signed, is both valid and enforceable in EEOC v. CVS.

Veterans Treatment Court gives second chances to soldiers who have served

“These Veterans have sacrificed their lives to keep us free. They have endured countless hours away from their families. They have suffered, some wounded, not only physically, but also mentally. They have observed many brutal and bloody incidents. They have seen friends injured and wounded or killed...many have been scarred as a result of their protecting our freedom. They deserve a second chance, and Veteran’s Court provides them that opportunity."

Ex-Navy man blames companies for exposure to asbestos

A former U.S. Navy firefighter is suing several companies, alleging exposure to asbestos products.

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of state law designating SEIU as representative of Illinois home caregivers, child care providers

Six Illinois child care providers and home caretakers displeased with being forced by state law to have the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represent them have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago asking the state to strike down the law and remove the SEIU as their union representative.

Clinton County man suffers injuries due to vehicle collision

A Clinton County man is suing a St. Clair County driver over an auto collision.

American National Insurance sued over employee's alleged misrepresentation

A Madison County woman is suing an insurance company and its rep over misrepresentation of work.

St. Clair Square Mall sued over leaky toilet

Madison County woman suing shopping center for injuries sustained while she was using the bathroom.

Illinois Supreme Court changes the rules to meet the demands of technology and a brave new world.

Chicago - Rules are never set in stone and change with the times.

Man sues Trouw Nutrition over sexual harassment claims

A man is suing his former employer over allegations of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

Former Roxana teacher alleges injuries from Shell Oil pollution

A former teacher is suing oil manufacturers over claims of pollution.