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Illinois Libertarians Lodge Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez over intimidation tactics employed in an attempt...Show More Summary

Anita Blames ISP

Not content with just pandering and such, Anita goes for "blame" as a political strategy : Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Thursday that a backlog at the Illinois State Police crime lab was responsible for a nearly one-year...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Judge Tosses 'Cover Up' Lawsuit In Koschman Case

A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, mother of David Koschman, accusing Chicago Police and Cook County State's attorneys of covering up the details of her son's 2004 death. [ more › ]

Gay Couple Who Claims They Were Booted From Cab For Kissing Sues Taxi Company

Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi in Cook County Circuit Court Monday. [ more › ]

Federal judge tosses lawsuit filed in death of David Koschman

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit filed by David Koschman’s mother that had accused City Hall, Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors of a cover-up in her son's death in 2004.

Cook County inspector general wins round over Berrios on subpoena

Cook County’s internal government watchdog recently won a round in his legal battle for authority to probe the offices of all countywide elected officials, but Assessor Joseph Berrios continues to challenge Inspector General Patrick Blanchard on the issue.

Visitor to Ill. jail was trapped for 32 hours

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Man got locked in a Cook County Jail visiting room without food, water or a toilet; he broke open a sprinkler system to attract rescuers

This Sounds Familiar

Where did this idea come from? Illinois needs to cut penalties for marijuana use and boost them for gun offenses if it's really going to curb street violence, according to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.At a hearing of aShow More Summary

Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that removed it from the November ballot.

5 held in suburban Chicago hostage standoff; 2 cops wounded

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Negotiators from the Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff's Department are negotiating with the hostage takers, who are holding a woman and four children

Helping children, or helping themselves?

By Glenn Cook, Las Vegas Review-Journal The SEIU says Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable children are in danger because Clark County doesn’t have enough social workers. This month, Department of Family Services workers represented by the union’s Local 1107 presented the County Commission with a petition demanding reduced caseloads to ensure children are safe.

Mr. T Called for Jury Duty in Chicago

The iconic A Team and Rocky actor Mr. T showed up for jury duty at a Cook County, Illinois, courthouse this week. The 62-year-old Chicago resident didn't get seated on a jury but interacted with fans, including an assistant district attorney who told him he still had his Mr. Show More Summary

Obamacare money boost helps Cook County hospitals budget next year

A key Cook County panel on Friday endorsed a plan to increase public health care spending to $1.54 billion, but the amount local taxpayers will be asked to contribute is expected to decrease under the plan as federal funding fills the gap.

Rooftop owners sue city over Wrigley renovations

A group of owners of rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field sued the City of Chicago today in Cook County Circuit Court, asking a judge to review the decision that allowed the Chicago Cubs to build as many as seven outfield signs that would block views from the rooftops. 

Am I next?

Demonstrators Aaron Little (R), Gianni Cook (C) and Troy Jones hold signs while protesting against the death of black teenager Michael Brown, outside St Louis County Circuit Clerk building in Clayton, Missouri August 12, 2014. If the murder in Ferguson, Missouri was an isolated case, it would be tragic enough. Show More Summary

The Bears Owe Cook County $4 Million In Back Taxes

Considering the Bears can sell out Soldier Field with ease and the revenue sharing system in the NFL, they can afford to cut a check. [ more › ]

No Money Needed to Defeat Rahm Emanuel

The upcoming Mayoral Race in Chicago should be very interesting considering that Rahm Emanuel is so far behind in the early polls when compared with other candidates like Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Karen Lewis. Emanuel has made a bad name for himself and his administration in Chicago. Show More Summary

Bears owe Cook County $4 million in delinquent taxes

The Chicago Bears owe Cook County more than $4 million in delinquent amusement taxes after an Illinois appellate court ruled against the team in a long-running tax dispute.

Pension Problems Everywhere

Ugly: There are 217 police and fire pension funds in suburban Cook County. The taxpayer-supported systems, with collective assets of nearly $5 billion, are intended to provide public safety workers and their families with stable retirement...Show More Summary

Appeals court rules against Preckwinkle tax on businesses

A state appellate court has shot down Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's use tax on certain big ticket items purchased outside the county, upholding a lower court ruling last year that froze collections on one of her signature revenue raisers.

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