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Thomas J. Krob v. Chicago Police Department

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION


June 26, 2012

THOMAS J. KROB, PLAINTIFF,
v.
CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM ORDER

Thomas Krob ("Krob") has sued the Chicago Police Department ("Department") and the City of Chicago ("City"), invoking the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 and the similar Illinois statute because of the asserted failure to reemploy him after he was discharged from active duty in the Illinois Air National Guard. Although this Court is contemporaneously issuing its customary initial scheduling order, this memorandum order is issued sua sponte because of a procedural flaw in Krob's Complaint.

As its name indicates, Department is not a legal entity with power to sue and be sued --indeed, Complaint ¶5 essentially recognizes that. That being the case, the City is Krob's employer and will be treated as the sole defendant here.

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