The Mundelein resident claims in a lawsuit against a Libertyville police officer and the village that the officer used excessive force and falsely arrested her in an incident at Advocate Condell Medical Center.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The six-month moratorium will expire March 2012.
Village trustees unanimously approved extending a six-month moratorium on the construction, installation and operation of wind turbines at the Sept. 27 board meeting. In March, Mayor Terry Weppler directed staff to adopt portions of Lake County’s ordinance regarding wind turbines into the village’s zoning code. The Plan Commission has completed its work on the revision to the Wind Turbine Ordinance and the report will be presented at a future village board meeting. The moratorium does not restrict the use of wind turbines that were lawfully installed prior to the effective date of the ordinance. The moratorium would expire in March 2012. In July, a Lake County judge denied Libertyville residents’ request for Aldridge Electric Co. to remove…
Monday, August 22, 2011
The lawsuit claims the Libertyville resident did not pay overtime and unfairly deducted wages.
A Libertyville man who owned a topless dance club in the Chicago area now faces a lawsuit from a former dance employee who says the man unfairly deducted money from her wages and did not pay her overtime, according to the Lake County News-Sun. For the full story, visit Lake County News-Sun.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., faces lawsuit over recent deal.
A Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. shareholder is suing the company and its CEO, Sanjay Jha, claiming Motorola did not get the best price when it agreed to be sold to Google Inc., according to BloombergBusinessWeek. On Aug. 15, Google announced it would buy Libertyville-based Motorola for $12.5 billion in cash, news that was welcomed by Mayor Terry Weppler and Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman. Both said the deal would be good for the area. Watch reactions to Google’s announcement from residents near Google's hometown in Mountain View, and near Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. Libertyville residents also weighed in on the deal. For the full story on the lawsuit, visit: www.Businessweek.com
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lake County judge decides against group of residents who sought to have wind turbine removed at Aldridge Electric Co. property.
A Lake County court has denied residents’ request for Aldridge Electric Co. to turn off its wind turbine within Libertyville. Judge Mitchell Hoffman said Thursday that while the court found the village of Libertyville violated its wind farm statute, the residents did not provide significant evidence nor did they act on their objections in a timely manner. “The question whether Aldridge detrimentally relied on the village and on the silence of plaintiffs throughout the hearing, approval and construction process is an issue which must be resolved at trial,” Judge Hoffman said. The legal battle began in 2009 between the village and the Citizens for the Protection of Libertyville when Aldridge Electric Inc. installed the wind turbine on its …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Libertyville residents must wait to find out if the wind turbine at Aldridge Electric Inc. will be taken down.
A Lake County judge has delayed ruling on whether Libertyville officials acted lawfully in allowing Aldridge Electric Inc. to build a wind turbine until a hearing on July 21. Judge Mitchell Hoffman said following Thursday’s hearing he wants to review information provided by attorneys representing the village and the Citizens for Protection of Libertyville, the residents group. “I think he is just being thoughtful. He wants to review the case before he makes a decision,” said Richard Porter of Hinshaw, who represents the residents. Porter said what the judge must decide is whether or not the village lost jurisdiction when it did not render a decision 30 days of the public hearing. The next question is whether or not Aldridge quickly put up…
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Prosecutor says judge wants Diane Eldrup to serve jail time for starving dogs to death in Deer Park.
Diane Eldrup and her attorney, John Curnyn, appeared in court Friday to discuss a plea with Judge James Booras and Assistant State's Attorney Michael Mermel. Eldrup is being asked to plead guilty to 19 counts of aggravated animal cruelty, a Class 4 felony, with a maximum punishment of one to three years in jail. In exchange for the plea, Eldrup would not be prosecuted for the 19 counts of animal torture, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum jail sentence of five years. Eldrup is accused of starving to death 19 dogs, although a total of 34 dogs and three birds were discovered dead at Muddy Paws, a former rescue and boarding facility on Route 12 in Deer Park. While the plea conference was private, Eldrup and the attorneys returned to the…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The lawsuit alleges Michales Store Inc. failed to protect consumers' credit and debit card information as well as PIN numbers.
A Libertyville woman recently filed a lawsuit against Michaels Stores Inc. alleging that the retailer failed to protect consumers’ credit and debit card information as well as PIN numbers, according to Chicago Tribune. Mary Allen told the Chicago Tribune that a purchase of $18 at Michaels led to more than $1,000 in unauthorized transactions. In early May, Michaels Store Inc. warned consumers that PIN pad tampering may have occurred in its Chicago-area stores and that customer credit and debit card information may have been compromised. The retailer says it has removed the PIN pad threat from its U.S. stores and that exposed PIN pad transactions occurred from Feb. 8 through May 6, when Michaels disabled the tampered devices, according to a …