Recently the Norfolk County Grays Camp No. 1549, Sons of Confederate Veterans installed a military style marker to honor William Mack Lee, who they claim was Robert E. Lee’s “cook and body servant” during the war.” In addition to the headstone, a Cross of Honor reaffirms the belief among the organizers of the event that […]
Cook County State's Attorney said, "It appears 6 lives were taken for $550 and an Xbox." [ more › ]
The 60619 ZIP code lies in the city of Chicago and Cook County and includes neighborhoods such as Avalon Park and Chatham....
In 2000, Heidi Louise Bernadzikowski, a 24-year-old employee of a health insurance company, lived in a Dundalk, Maryland townhouse with her boyfriend, 29-year-old Stephen Michael Cooke Jr. Baltimore County police officers, on April 20, 2000, responded to a 911 call made from the townhouse by Cooke. Show More Summary
The 60443 ZIP code comprises the city of Matteson and lies in Cook County, about a 35 minute drive from Chicago. Home to numerous forests and nature preserves, the town also neighbors multiple golf courses and country clubs...
A lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court says the Independent Map Amendment redistricting reform plan is unconstitutional and should not be allowed on the November election ballot. The suit also seeks an immediate halt to...Show More Summary
An Illinois woman accused of giving her severely disabled adult daughter a fatal dose of meds last year before trying to kill herself stood before a Cook County judge Wednesday, explaining that her love for her daughter was so strong that killing her seemed the most humane thing to do....
Anita Alvarez, disgraced state's attorney in Cook County, Illinois, announced Thursday that she would request a special prosecutor in the Laquan McDonald case. Laquan McDonald was walking away from police when he was shot in the back 16 times by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. Show More Summary
Amazing how these articles just pop up in a timely manner - it's almost like the media is trying to distract people from other scandals: Late last year, Judge William Hooks heard the kind of case that occurs at Cook County's main courthouse every day and that, in most instances, ends with a guilty verdict and the defendant headed off to prison. Show More Summary
Word trickling in that this isn't by accident: The Cook County Jail was placed on lockdown Sunday morning due to low staffing levels.The lockdown is “for officer safety,” allowing inmates to move only for medical reasons, emergencies...Show More Summary
A special prosecutor is requested: In a stunning reversal, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez on Thursday recused herself from prosecuting Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke and asked a Cook County judge to appoint a special...Show More Summary
For everyone who's been missing the market-driven cooking of pastry chef Roxana Jullapat and her partner chef, Daniel Mattern, since the two left Cooks County, we have happy news. The restaurant veterans are opening up their own place, called Friends and Family, in a 4,000-square-foot location...
Cook County (Ill.) State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said that she will withdraw from the Laquan McDonald case in an announcement Thursday, the Washington Post reports.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced on Thursday that she will recuse herself from prosecuting the case against Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago Police officer accused of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Alvarez...Show More Summary
Two men were discovered dead on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. According to the Talladega County coroner, the men were Joshua Doiun, 19, and James Cook, 48. Doiun was from Crawfordville Florida while Cook was from Tallahassee. A cause of death is not currently known, though the coroner does not suspect foul play. Show More Summary
Alastair Cook continued a prolific start to the county season by hitting his third Championship century in his last appearance for Essex ahead of the first Test
Homeowners in Lake View Township (which includes all of the 46th and 48th Wards) may appeal their property tax assessment to the Cook County Assessor until May 6, 2016. Appealing your assessment is an opportunity to ensure your property...Show More Summary
The guard still works at Cook County Jail, and his current salary ($57,000 a year) is paid with taxpayer dollars. [ more › ]
When Kevin Dixon entered into Cook County Jail in Illinois, he probably didn't know that the persistent pain in his back and abdomen was cancer. Neither did his jailers.A mere four months later, he was dead. The subsequent wrongful death lawsuit was recently decided by the Seventh Circuit.......