Hollenbeck brought suit against the City of Tuscola to recover for injuries suffered in a fall on Tuscola’s parkway, claiming it had a duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition and exercise ordinary care to see that the property was safe. Tuscola filed an affirmative defense that Hollenbeck negligently failed to keep a proper lookout where she was walking and that the claim was barred by the provisions of the Tort Immunity Act (Act). The trial court held that the conditions were not unreasonably dangerous and granted Tuscola’s motion for summary judgement. The appellate court affirmed.
Plaintiffs, Pisani and her union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 193, sued the City of Springfield (City) on behalf of city employees who participated in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) and refrained from taking advantage of a vacation buy back provision enacted in the City’s ordinance. This buy back provision allowed city employees to cash in their unused vacation days prior to retirement, increasing their final rate of earnings and thereby boosting the amount of their retirement annuity. The trial court granted the City’s motion for summary judgment, and the appellate court affirmed.
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