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Cook County may pay $41,000 in old vehicle tickets to city

Cook County commissioners will consider a proposal Wednesday to cut a $41,640 check to finally settle up with the city of Chicago for years worth of unpaid parking and traffic tickets issued to people driving county vehicles.

Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the ballot for the Feb. 24 Chicago election.

Preckwinkle wins easy approval of $4 billion budget

Despite dissent from a fellow Democrat, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday won easy approval for her $4 billion 2015 budget proposal that includes no new taxes, fines or fees.

Fundraiser

The Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County : This organization recognizes Law Enforcement Officers from across Cook County who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Chicago, Suburban, State and Federal - over 700 all told.Comments closed here - informational post only.

Prison System Wants A Cut Of Brown's Chicken Killer's Civil Rights Judgment

James Degorski was awarded $451,000 in damages in March after he suffered injuries when a Cook County Jail guard attacked him in 2002. [ more › ]

Dart Getting Smacked Again

This time by the Teamsters on behalf of the sheriffs : One of the nation’s largest local unions is berating Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a full page ad in the Chicago Sun Times on Sunday. WBBM [...] reports Teamsters Local 700 isShow More Summary

Indiana Supreme Court upholds ‘Right to Work’ law

By Tim Evans and Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Indiana's "right to work" law, reversing a Lake County ruling that found the law violated the state constitution.

Investigation Into Election Judge Robocalls Underway

While the Cook County State's Attorney's office opened a probe to determine the source of the robocalls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanded City Council hearings on the matter. [ more › ]

City, County Voters Stayed Away From Polls; Sun Sets In West

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s general election was 7 percent less than four years ago, while the turnout in suburban Cook County decreased by 6.5 percent. [ more › ]

Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner

In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory.

Deputy kills self after corruption sting arrest

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

A Cook County officer committed suicide in a federal lockup after he and his partner were arrested for allegedly stealing marijuana from an FBI agent posing as a drug dealer

That Was Cold Judge

An allegedly crooked Deputy takes the easy way out : A Cook County Sheriff’s officer apparently committed suicide in jail early Tuesday after he and his partner were arrested in a federal corruption sting.Stanley M. Kogut, 45, was found...Show More Summary

Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video

Former Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis released a video Friday night throwing her support behind Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as he prepares to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in late February.

Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook

"I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon.

Illinois judge injured in courtroom scuffle

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Authorities say a defendant broke free after his hearing in a Cook County, Ill. courtroom and attacked the judge

Simon case says: Never abandon skepticism

The big news of the day in criminal justice circles is that Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has undone the work of the office of her predecessor and freed Alstory Simon.

Conviction In Landmark 1982 Double Murder Case Vacated

In a stunning announcement, a Cook County Judge granted prosecutors’ requests to vacate the conviction of Alstory Simon in a 1982 double homicide that exposed flaws in the criminal justice system and eventually led to Illinois abolishing the death penalty. [ more › ]

Crook County

3 weeks agoOdd : Snopes

Were voting machines in Cook County, Illinois rigged to favor Democrats?

Chicago alderman probed in raffle-for-vote offer

Cook County prosecutors are investigating a longtime South Side alderman who offered raffle tickets to people who vote in next week's election, a move the alderman on Wednesday conceded was wrong.

Meth Lab Ka-Boom Empties Apartment Building

Kitchen Cooking Blows Door Off Its Hinges A LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, APARTMENT building was evacuated Saturday night after an explosion in Apt. 1 blew the unit’s door off its hinges and filled the building with smoke.  Police quickly identified the cause of the ka-boom as a misadventure in the kitchen while cooking up a serving...

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