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Chef team Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat leaving Cooks County

This morning comes the news that the chef couple Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat are leaving Cooks County at the end of the year.

Chef team Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat leaving Cooks County

This morning comes the news that the chef couple Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat are leaving Cooks County at the end of the year.

Spare the Rod...

...spoil the child: Probably the most significant way that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle continues to distinguish herself from her political brethren is by challenging the get tough law-and-order assumptions underlying...Show More Summary

Berrios again hit for hiring practices

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios has failed to take steps to root out nepotism, favoritism and politics in his office's hiring practices, according to a new report by a federal court monitor.

Preckwinkle calls for end to automatic transfers of minors to adult court

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will call Friday for an end to the practice in Illinois of automatically transferring juveniles to adult court if they are charged with certain serious crimes.

The real debate about Chicago schools

Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools has done during Emanuel's tenure.

Actor Charged with Killing and Cooking His Ex’s Pet Rabbit

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Actor Dimitri Diatchenko has been charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with threatening his ex-girlfriend after allegedly killing and cooking her pet rabbit.

Abuse victims struggle to navigate legal system

They come by the dozens every weekday to the teeming Cook County Domestic Violence courthouse, people from all walks of life who for one reason or another want a court order to calm an abusive relationship or stop a stalker. Some have black eyes and haven't slept. Show More Summary

Chicago Area Hedge Fund Manager Doing His ‘Suck It, Lady’ Victory Dance Tonight

Bllionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin scored a legal victory in his divorce case when a Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that his wife may no longer insist she signed their prenuptial agreement under duress after visiting a psychologist with her husband-to-be. Show More Summary

Saggy pants and lost liberties

Eight times since 2011, Cook County Circuit Judge Gloria Chevere has thrown someone in jail for "sagging" in her courtroom.

Yup, that there in Chicago is a real race

Jesus Chuy Garcia receives endorsements of Cook County Commissioner David Orr. Exhibit A: If the election were held today, [Chicago Mayor Rahm] Emanuel would get 44 percent of the vote to 16 percent for [Jesus] Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, and a nearly identical 15 percent for a third candidate, Ald. Show More Summary

Lawmakers overturn Quinn veto of higher speed limits for trucks

State lawmakers on Tuesday rejected Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation that increases the maximum speed limit from 55 mph to 60 for trucks on interstate highways in Cook County and suburban counties outside of heavily populated areas.

David Orr Endorses Garcia As 'Someone Who Will Listen'

The longtime Cook County Clerk took some swipes at Emanuel while endorsing Garcia for mayor. [ more › ]

Wells Fargo Sued In Illinois For Allegedly Pushing Mortgages On Borrowers Who Couldn’t Repay

Five years on from the nadir of the housing crisis and the lawsuits against the few remaining big banks continue to be filed. This time, it’s Wells Fargo being sued by prosecutors in Cook County, IL (home to Chicago), alleging that the bank deliberately issued “predatory” high-interest, subprime loans to borrowers — primarily minority — who may not have been … [More]

Challenging term ahead for Preckwinkle, County Board

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the members of the County Board will take their oaths of office Monday for a new term during which work to fix the county's pension funds will take center stage.

GTFOHWTBS: St. Louis County Police Issue Statement Condemning Rams “Hands Up” Tribute To Mike Brown [Video]

And they wonder why folks scream “F the police“ Yesterday, five St. Louis Rams football players, Stedman Bailey (#12), wide receiver Tavon Austin (#11), tight end Jared Cook (#89), wide receiver Chris Givens (#13) and wide receiver Kenny

Woman dies after being shot by ex-boyfriend at Chicago Nordstrom store

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Nordstrom worker shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago store died on Saturday, police sources said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Nadia Ezaldein, 22, of Hialeah, Florida. The man, identified as Marcus Dee, 31, shot himself and was declared dead at...

Woman Dies in Black Friday Murder-Suicide

Authorities say a woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend inside a Nordstrom in Chicago before he turned the gun on himself has died. The Cook County medical examiner's office says 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein was pronounced dead at 3:43pm yesterday. The medical examiner had previously identified the male shooter...

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