Case: Katie I. v. Kimbrough

1:89-cv-08584 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 17, 1989

Closed Date: 1991

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Case Summary

We have very little independent information about this case -- only a partial docket sheet. The information that follows is from Child Welfare Consent Decrees: Analysis of Thirty-Five Court Actions from 1995 to 2005, available here. This class action involving children placed in state custody in Illinois was filed on November 17, 1989, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The plaintiffs sought relief against Chicago's Board of Education for provi…

We have very little independent information about this case -- only a partial docket sheet. The information that follows is from Child Welfare Consent Decrees: Analysis of Thirty-Five Court Actions from 1995 to 2005, available here.

This class action involving children placed in state custody in Illinois was filed on November 17, 1989, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The plaintiffs sought relief against Chicago's Board of Education for providing inadequate education to children in state custody, claiming that the state violated the plaintiffs' civil rights. Specifically, the complaint alleged that "children placed in shelters, group homes or residential institutions were automatically labeled as behavior disordered by the school district and segregated from other students."

A consent decree was approved by the court in 1991, requiring the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to provide Chicago's Board of Education with "notification and appropriate identification of wards in shelter care, to enable educational enrollment and to verify the immunization records of wards in shelter care."

In 1994, the consent decree was modified to restructure the alternative transitional program. The consent decree was still being monitored as of 2005.

Summary Authors

Alice Liu (1/28/2013)

People


Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Karen Gatsis (Illinois)

Sholder, Iris Ellen (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Karen Gatsis (Illinois)

Sholder, Iris Ellen (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:89-cv-08584

Docket [PACER]

March 18, 1994

March 18, 1994

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
34

MINUTE ORDER of 10/15/90 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset for 19 Oct 90 at 9:30 a.m. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 11/17/1990)

Oct. 15, 1990

Oct. 15, 1990

33

MINUTE ORDER of 10/19/90 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing held. Joint motion of the parties for provisional approval of proposed consent decree, class notice and plan for distribution is granted. Hearing on fairness set for 17 Dec 90 at 11:45 a.m. Notice mailed. (fce) (Entered: 10/23/1990)

Oct. 19, 1990

Oct. 19, 1990

35

JOINT MOTION for provisional approval of the attached consent decree , for approval of class notice and plan for its distribution and , to schedule a fairness hearing (Attachment) (fce) (Entered: 11/17/1990)

Oct. 19, 1990

Oct. 19, 1990

36

CONSENT DECREE. (fce) (Entered: 01/24/1991)

Jan. 7, 1991

Jan. 7, 1991

37

MINUTE ORDER of 1/7/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Enter consent decree. (For further detail see order attached to the original minute order form). Notice mailed 01/08/91. JS−6 (fce) (Entered: 01/24/1991)

Jan. 7, 1991

Jan. 7, 1991

38

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 12/17/90 Before Honorable James B. Zagel. (fce) (Entered: 02/06/1991)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

39

MOTION by plaintiff for rule to show cause (Exhibits); notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 05/14/1991)

May 10, 1991

May 10, 1991

40

MINUTE ORDER of 5/10/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Filed motion of plaintiffs for rule to show cause. Answer brief to motion due 5/17/91. setting hearing on motion for rule to show cause [39−1] 9:30 5/24/91. Attorneys Karen G. Anderson and Iris E. Sholder given leave to file their additional appearances. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 05/14/1991)

May 10, 1991

May 10, 1991

41

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Karen Gatsis Anderson, Iris Ellen Sholder (fce) (Entered: 05/14/1991)

May 10, 1991

May 10, 1991

43

MOTION by plaintiff to amend petition for rule to show cause (Exhibits); notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

44

MINUTE ORDER of 5/29/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Filed motion of plaintiff to amend petition for rule to show cause re [43−1] Status hearing held; Continued to 06/05/91 at 12:30 pm. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

45

MOTION by defendants to withdraw attorney Mary A. Dempsey ; notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

46

MINUTE ORDER of 5/29/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : granting motion to withdraw attorney Mary A. Dempsey [45−1] Notice mailed 05/31/91. (fce) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

47

MINUTE ORDER of 6/5/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; Continued to 07/11/91 at 12:30 pm. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 06/07/1991)

June 5, 1991

June 5, 1991

48

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; Continued to 06/20/91 at 12:30 pm. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 06/14/1991)

June 12, 1991

June 12, 1991

49

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Hearing held on motion for rule to show cause re [39−1] Hearing continued to 06/20/91 at 12:30 pm. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 06/18/1991)

June 12, 1991

June 12, 1991

50

MOTION by amicus Old Andrew Jackson for leave to file appearance ; notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 06/21/1991)

June 20, 1991

June 20, 1991

51

MINUTE ORDER of 6/20/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; Continued to 07/03/91 at 10:00 am. granting motion for leave to file appearance of Jeffrey T. Kraus [50−1] Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 06/21/1991)

June 20, 1991

June 20, 1991

52

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Old Andrew Jackson by Jeffrey T. Kraus. (fce) (Entered: 06/21/1991)

June 20, 1991

June 20, 1991

53

RULE 39 Affidavit of Jeffrey T. Kraus (fce) (Entered: 06/21/1991)

June 20, 1991

June 20, 1991

54

MINUTE ORDER of 7/3/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; Continued to 07/12/91 at 10:00 am. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 07/10/1991)

July 3, 1991

July 3, 1991

55

MINUTE ORDER of 7/12/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset for 07/16/91 at 10:00 am. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 07/15/1991)

July 12, 1991

July 12, 1991

56

MINUTE ORDER of 7/16/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; Continued to 07/17/91 at 10:00 am. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 07/17/1991)

July 16, 1991

July 16, 1991

57

MINUTE ORDER of 7/17/91 before Honorable James B. Zagel : Pretrial conference held; Continued to 07/18/91 at 11:00 am. Notice not mailed. (fce) (Entered: 07/23/1991)

July 17, 1991

July 17, 1991

58

MINUTE ORDER of 10/2/91 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset to 10/11/91 at 10:00 am, by agreement. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 10/04/1991)

Oct. 2, 1991

Oct. 2, 1991

59

MINUTE ORDER of 10/11/91 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing re−set for 15 Oct at 10:00 a.m. No notice (eav) (Entered: 10/16/1991)

Oct. 11, 1991

Oct. 11, 1991

60

MINUTE ORDER of 10/15/91 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 6/24/92, the motion for contempt of is denied as moot. No notice (fce) (Entered: 10/16/1991)

Oct. 15, 1991

Oct. 15, 1991

61

MINUTE ORDER of 6/24/92 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 12/16/92 at 10:00 am Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 07/14/1992)

June 24, 1992

June 24, 1992

63

MINUTE ORDER of 2/17/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 06/09/93 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 02/22/1993)

Feb. 17, 1993

Feb. 17, 1993

64

MINUTE ORDER of 6/14/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset for 06/30/93 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (jmp) (Entered: 06/15/1993)

June 14, 1993

June 14, 1993

65

MINUTE ORDER of 10/6/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Denying as moot motion to amend petition for rule to show cause [43−1], Denying as moot motion for rule to show cause [39−1] No notice (fce) (Entered: 10/07/1993)

Oct. 6, 1993

Oct. 6, 1993

66

MOTION by defendant Board Of Education C to modify and amend consent decree to restructure the alternative transitional program (Attachments); Notice of motion (lal) (Entered: 03/21/1994)

March 18, 1994

March 18, 1994

67

MINUTE ORDER of 3/18/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Granting motion to modify and amend consent decree to restructure the alternative transitional program [66−1] No notice (lal) (Entered: 03/21/1994)

March 18, 1994

March 18, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Child Welfare

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 17, 1989

Closing Date: 1991

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are children placed in state custody and received education from Chicago’s Board of Education.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Board Of Education City Of Chicago, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1989 - 1991

Content of Injunction:

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Education

Juveniles

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Affected Gender:

Female

Male