An off-duty Cook County Sheriff was shot in the leg on Saturday night and taken to the hospital. Chicago police say the sheriff was in good condition. Two offenders are … Click to Continue »
Probably just a down-payment on future beatings : The 19-year-old man charged with firing the stray bullet that struck and killed 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was beaten by a Cook County Jail inmate while awaiting his bond hearing at aShow More Summary
No wonder they call you "Special:" Chicago’s police superintendent said criminals view Cook County’s judicial system as “a joke” when it comes to holding gang gunmen accountable for their violence. CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson says criminals don't fear courts. Show More Summary
No kidding : The Cook County State's Attorney's office said Friday that no criminal charges would be brought against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot a baseball bat-wielding teen and — mistakenly — a grandmother standing by him. Show More Summary
Any guesses on the defense to be presented? The four people charged in the Facebook Live attack that drew outrage across the city and country pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday before Cook County Judge William Hooks.All the defendants’ assistant public defenders entered the pleas on behalf of their clients. Show More Summary
Brilliant staffing, too: Despite efforts to get ahead of the issue, a large number of guards at the Cook County jail again called in sick on Super Bowl Sunday. Cook County Sheriff’s Chief Policy Officer Cara Smith said 109 guards called...Show More Summary
Long-running Chicago venue Double Door has been evicted from the 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park location which it’s had for over two decades. DNA Info reports that at around 11:30 Monday morning (2/6), Cook County sheriff's police put a "No Trespassing"... Continue reading…
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More than 4,000 vacant Cook County properties are being put up for sale as part of an effort to improve distressed communities. The Cook County Land Bank Authority says the … Click to Continue »
Chicago State University has been ordered by a Cook County judge to pay $4.3 million to a school official who was fired after accusing the school's former president of misconduct. … Click to Continue »
Post submitted by HRC Regional Field Organizer Christopher Cooke Wyoming enshrined itself in history as the Equality State in 1869 after granting women the right to vote. The pioneer state led the rest of the county in advancing equality. Show More Summary
A 3-year-old boy and an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy were among 27 people shot across Chicago over the weekend, a drop from last weekend but enough to push the number of people hit by gunfire so far this year to nearly 300.With two days to go in January, the number of shootings and homicides...
Highlights of John Dillinger’s life and crimes included wild shootouts, a jailbreak using a wooden gun, plastic surgery to disguise himself, and thousands lining up to view his dead body at the Cook County Morgue. Naturally, such a saga has lent itself more than once to movie interpretations. Show More Summary
A new take on an old idea - you can own a house in one of the city's up-and-coming garden spots : A new proposal that will be introduced to the Cook County Board Monday would offer homes to City workers in what Commissioner Richard Boykin...Show More Summary
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,...