SYCAMORE - The family of a Chicago man who died from injuries he received at a Sycamore tavern months ago still await answers about what happened at the tavern, whether his death was accidental and whether the tavern should be held responsible. The man's son has filed suit against the tavern, MVP Sports Club, 124 S. California St., and three men who were bouncers when he was injured. Ronald Landeen, 58, a retired Chicago firefighter, died Sept. 6, from injuries he received Aug. 13 at the tavern. His sister, Jacqueline Landeen of British Columbia, said she sought information on his injuries and death but have received little. “I still don't know what the hell happened,” she said. “I don't even know how my brother died.” Sycamore Police were called shortly after midnight Aug. 13, to the tavern for a reported “disorderly” man and a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they saw Landeen lying on the sidewalk and his head was bleeding. After interviewing more than 40 witnesses, police learned Landeen and another Chicago man, Kevin Bachman, 28, had been asked to leave the tavern and then were physically removed by MVP's bouncers, Sycamore Police Lt. Darrell Johnson said. Landeen and Bachman were taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Bachman was treated and released that day. Landeen was taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he stayed until his death. He was physically unable to speak with police about the incident, Johnson said. Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said he likely died of severe skull injuries. The office conducted an autopsy on the body but won't release the results until it completes an inquest, at which the coroner will declare whether the death was an accident or homicide. The inquest hasn't been scheduled yet. DeKalb County State's Attorney Ron Matekaitis said no one has been charged for the incident and his office doesn't have any plans yet to charge anyone for the death. He said the investigation is ongoing, with some witnesses being interviewed again. The police investigation is mostly finished and police await direction from the state's attorney, Johnson said. The death investigation results won't affect the civil suit filed on Aug. 25 against MVP and the three bouncers, Matthew Minuth, Leonard Bonnell and Timothy Brown. According to the suit, which was amended after Landeen's death, the men physically attacked, used excessive force or made physical contact with Landeen in an abusive or offensive nature, causing him great trauma and death. It said he “experienced severe and conscious pain and suffering” and his estate incurred hospital, funeral and burial costs. In the suit, Landeen's grown son and daughter ask for a $50,000 settlement and maintains the men were negligent in either using careless force against Landeen or failing to call police to remove Landeen from the bar if removal was necessary. “The family is looking to cover the costs and seek monetary damages for the loss of their father and the emotional pain that's caused,” said David Smolin of Chicago, the family's attorney. His office subpoenaed police records to make its case. “There are conflicting witness reports, but that's not usual,” he said. “We try to deal with it.” He said the tavern has a month to respond to the suit. The defendants' attorney, Gary Mickey of Aurora, said he doesn't comment on pending litigation. No one from MVP Sports Club returned a message left at the tavern Wednesday afternoon and the newspaper couldn't locate phone numbers for Bachman, the defendants or the tavern's liquor license holder, Srdan and Jill Selimbegovic. DeKalb County Presiding Circuit Judge Kurt Klein will see the defendants in court at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 16. For Jacqueline Landeen, waiting is difficult, as is knowing her brother is gone. “He was my baby brother,” she said. “He was a good kid all-around. He always wanted to please people, he cooked at the firehouse all the time for the other guys.” She said she is heartbroken that the man she described as “hard-working, fun and a great cook” is dead and she doesn't know why it happened. Renee Messacar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.