CHICAGO, Ill. – Chicago State University lost its appeal of a verdict in a whistleblower case and must reinstate an employee it fired for exposing corruption within the school and pay him more than $3 million in damages, a Cook County judge ordered on Thursday. The case stems from a lawsuit filed in 2010 against Chicago State University by James Crowley, a former university attorney who alleged he was fired after he refused to withhold documents requested under the state of Illinois’ public records law and for reporting questionable contracts signed by top university officials to the Illinois attorney general’s ... Read More
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