If you’ve been reading this site for any substantial amount of time, you’ll recognize the name Tom Dart. He is the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, which is one of the largest jurisdictions in the country. Sheriff Dart is also one of the most dedicated opponents of Backpage. Show More Summary
According to 2015 census estimates, half of the US population lives in these 143 counties (ranked by population): Los Angeles County, California Cook County, Illinois Harris County, Texas Maricopa County, Arizona San Diego County, California...Show More Summary
Once again, showing a concerted effort to direct the spotlight anywhere but at her office : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday stopped short of throwing the shortcomings of the Chicago Police Department at the feet of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said she wished he had done more, and done it sooner.[...]Show More Summary
Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery.
OFFICIALS SLAM COOK FOR WIND PROJECT SHUTDOWN EFFORT (Elizabeth City Daily Advance) -- Pasquotank County officials said Friday they will oppose state lawmakers' efforts to shut down Amazon Wind Farm US East. Several of them also accused state Sen. Show More Summary
About a half-hour before his farewell address at McCormick Place Tuesday night, President Barack Obama was seated at an old haunt, the Valois restaurant in Hyde Park, talking for 40 minutes with another ex Chicagoan, NBC News anchor Lester Holt. “It was the President's idea to go to Hyde Park,...
A day after a Northwestern women’s basketball player was found dead in her dorm room, the Cook County medical examiner’s office issued the results of its autopsy. Jordan Hankins, a 19-year-old sophomore, was ruled to have committed suicide by hanging. The university previously had said that there were no indications of foul play in Hankins’s death, […]
Officials have determined the Northwestern women's basketball player who was found dead on campus this week committed suicide... TMZ Sports has learned. A rep for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office tells us the evidence shows 19-year-old…
GUEST: No billion-dollar machine could replace a doctor. But a $25 machine can tell you when you need one. In 1996, the ER at Cook County Hospital of Chicago used an algorithm to determine when a patient with chest pain was in danger of having a heart attack and was thus worth one of its scarce […]
When one Illinois resident buys a property this year, he will receive a digital token. Along with a paper deed, the transfer of the token will be recorded in the Cook County Recorder of Deeds database as proof of ownership. The goal is to show that such tokens could replace deeds in the future...
Barrington, Illinois is in a state of chaos. See, Cook County, Illinois — home of liberal stronghold Chicago — is going to be slowly raising the minimum wage, from $8.25/hour
An Illinois man and woman are facing multiple charges after being accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl into prostitution, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the report, Cook County Judge Darron Bowden called the charges against 36-year-old Ambrosia Clemons “basically pimping,” after setting his bond to $750,000 on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! Community bond funds are getting people out—and demanding the abolition of monetary bail. For the nearly 8,000 people locked up in Cook County jail, and the 2,400 on house arrest, the presumption of ‘innocence until proven guilty’ effectively does not exist. Show More Summary
Getting a good value warms the hearts of many, but feeling cheated can stoke the fires of outrage. A man in the Chicago area is among the angry, and his issue is with a number of Cook and Lake County McDonald's franchises owned by Karis Management Company. Show More Summary
Images highlighting Metra stations throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties will be featured on the 2017 Monthly Passes, Metra recently announced.
One party rule has resulted in an unsustainable business model as discussed about on a local radio show : DAN: Illinois and Wisconsin — So I was speaking to a group of commercial real estate brokers at lunch yesterday. And this guy was...Show More Summary
Jimmie Smith, 41, was caught on a body camera punching a female corrections officer in the face after she took his laptop away, as reported by NY Post. The incident took place on December 5th in Division 9 of the Cook County Jail in Chicago. Smith faces a new charge of aggravated battery to a […]
On the flip side, Clinton performed historically well... even better than Obama. [ more › ]
Latasha Eatman missed Thanksgiving and her son's sixth birthday this year as she sat in jail for seven weeks—all because of what the Cook County Sheriff's Office is calling an "outrageous" error on the books for 22 years, CBS News and CBS Chicago report. On Oct. 14, cops came...
No wonder he wants it empty - bad things happen there: An inmate at Cook County Jail has been charged with aggravated battery after surveillance video shows him punching a correctional staff member, according to the Cook County Sheriff. Show More Summary