Crawford v. The State of Illinois
Plaintiff: Matthew Crawford
Defendant: The State of Illinois
Case Number: 1:2022cv01131
Filed: March 3, 2022
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Presiding Judge: Charles R Norgle
Nature of Suit: Constitutional - State Statute
Cause of Action: 28 U.S.C. ยง 1331 Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: None
Docket Report

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March 7, 2022 Opinion or Order Filing 6 ORDER: Plaintiffs application to proceed in forma pauperis #4 is denied. Plaintiff reports that in the last 12 months, he has received $12,288.00 from disability or worker's compensation. He therefore fails to show that paying the requisite filing fee will prevent him from providing for life's necessities. See Zaun v. Dobbin, 628 F.2d 990, 992 (7th Cir. 1980). In addition, and importantly, the named defendant in this case is the State of Illinois, but Plaintiffs complaint is silent as to what the State of Illinois did to violate Plaintiffs constitutional rights. Plaintiff claims that Defendant arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct. Dkt. 1 at 2. He asserts that he was found guilty once and that the second case is "still pending... over the past 7 years." Id. at 4. It is unclear which police force or officers arrested him and when he was arrested regarding each alleged charge. Plaintiff then cites to various constitutional amendments and Illinois laws, "such as false arrest, assault, battery, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, conspiracy, and/or any other claim that may be supported by the allegations of this complaint." Id. at 5. But his factual allegations are silent as to what Defendant actually did to violate any laws or deny Plaintiff his rights. Still, at this juncture and generously construing Plaintiffs pro se allegations, the Court will allow Plaintiff to file his complaint by paying the requisite filing fee. Signed by the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr on 3/7/2022. mailed notice (kl, )
March 4, 2022 CLERK'S NOTICE: Pursuant to Local Rule 73.1(b), a United States Magistrate Judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action. If all parties consent to have the currently assigned United States Magistrate Judge conduct all proceedings in this case, including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all post-trial proceedings, all parties must sign their names on the attached #Consent To# form. This consent form is eligible for filing only if executed by all parties. The parties can also express their consent to jurisdiction by a magistrate judge in any joint filing, including the Joint Initial Status Report or proposed Case Management Order. (bg, )
March 3, 2022 Filing 4 APPLICATION by Plaintiff Matthew Crawford for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (bg, )
March 3, 2022 Filing 3 PRO SE Appearance by Plaintiff Matthew Crawford (bg, )
March 3, 2022 Filing 2 CIVIL Cover Sheet (bg, )
March 3, 2022 Filing 1 RECEIVED Complaint and 0 copies by Matthew Crawford (bg, )
March 3, 2022 CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Sunil R. Harjani. Case assignment: Random assignment. (bg, )

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