Docket No. 100466.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
GEORGE HUDSON, SR., Indiv. and on Behalf of the Estate of
George Hudson, Jr., Deceased, et al., Appellants, v. THE CITY OF
CHICAGO et al., Appellees.
Opinion filed January 25, 2008.
CHIEF JUSTICE THOMAS delivered the judgment of the court,
Justices Freeman, Garman, and Karmeier concurred in the
judgment and opinion.
Justice Kilbride dissented, with opinion, joined by Justice
Justice Kilbride dissented, with opinion, upon denial of rehearing,
joined by Justice Fitzgerald.
Justice Burke took no part in the decision.
On March 30, 1999, plaintiffs, George Hudson, Sr., on behalf of
the estate of his deceased son, George Hudson, Jr., and Ednarine
Hudson, individually and as mother and next friend of Ronita Milton,
filed suit against the City of Chicago, former Chicago Fire
Commissioner Edward P. Altman, and unknown Chicago fire
department personnel. Count I of plaintiffs’ complaint alleged