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Chicago Debate Moderator Under Fire For Questioning Chuy Garcia On His Son's Alleged Gang Ties

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia faced off Tuesday in their final mayoral runoff debate, it was the event's moderator, rather than either candidate, who found himself in the middle of the...Show More Summary

Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally

Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reached into the rule book Wednesday to avoid a symbolic vote on a potential property tax increase that a key ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner had pushed.

Garcia And Emanuel Spar One Last Time Before Election Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia squared off one last time in a contentious and feisty third and final televised debate. [ more › ]

Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

The oligarchs who run Chicago don’t want to consider the unthinkable — at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy”

WATCH: Debate moderator booed when he asks Chicago mayoral candidate about son’s criminal history

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

WTTW-TV host Phil Ponce became the center of attention on Tuesday when the audience at a mayoral debate rejected his line of questioning regarding Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” García’s (D) son. “With respect, a lot of voters might wonder, commissioner, if you...

Statewide task force wants to improve response to sex assault

The Illinois attorney general and the Cook County state's attorney on Tuesday announced a statewide task force to improve the evidence collection, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan...Show More Summary

Women, Incarcerated: Investigative Series Shows Systemic Abuses Of Women In Prisons And Jails

Keeley Schenwar learned she was pregnant the same day she was arrested. That spring of 2013, she didn’t pee on a stick and study the results in the bathroom; there was no moment of elation. Instead, a nurse at the Cook County Jail in Chicago led Schenwar to a separate part of the facility, away from the other women. When Schenwar asked why, the nurse broke the news.

Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes

Gov. Bruce Rauner's handpicked state Republican chairman wants his colleagues on the Cook County Board to record their opposition to a property tax increase.

What Matters Again?

Slaughtered: A 21-year-old man was ordered held without bail in the killing of a man who prosecutors say he arranged to meet and then shot as he begged for his life in a Ravenswood alley Sunday evening.Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois, Jr. Show More Summary

Battle of the mayoral political ads

With less than two weeks before the city's April 7 runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, are clobbering each other with campaign ads aired on TV and videos shared on social media. Through...Show More Summary

Cook fails again as Rashid takes four in easy Yorkshire win

There were contrasting fortunes for two of England's party for the Test tour of West Indies next month as Yorkshire, the county champions, thumped MCC by nine wickets inside three days in Abu Dhabi.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper: ‘There Has to Be a Better Way’

CNN’s Anderson Cooper says it was “eye-opening” to talk to inmates at Chicago’s Cook County Jail–often described as a dumping ground for people with mental illness and few options for treatment other than incarceration. “It’s great that they receive some treatment in jail,” Cooper told TVNewser. Show More Summary

Early voting underway in Chicago, suburbs

Early voting kicked off Monday at sites around Chicago and suburban Cook County ahead of the April 7 election.

GOP overreach continues: Protecting out-of-control judges from the State Bar

Who said patronage was no longer in style: Sen. Bill Cook, a three-term Republican legislator from Beaufort County, says he thinks Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett shouldn’t have to risk losing his license to practice law because he...Show More Summary

Bank of America must face Chicago-area predatory lending lawsuit

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected Bank of America Corp's request to dismiss a lawsuit in which Cook County, Illinois, accused the lender of targeting black and Hispanic borrowers in the Chicago area with subprime mortgages. Show More Summary

Mohammad Hossain Cleared In '50 Shades Of Grey' Rape Case

A judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to proceed with a case against a college student accused of raping a woman while he acted out scenes from "50 Shades of Grey." Cook County Judge Peggy Chimapas made the decision on Thursday....Show More Summary

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Rape Case Update: Judge Rules ‘No Probable Cause’ And Orders Suspect’s Release

The Fifty Shades of Grey rape case has seemingly reached an end after a Cook County judge cleared accused University of Illinois Chicago student, Mohammad Hossain, of sexual assault charges. The judge did note the state can seek an indictment through a grand jury if they choose. Show More Summary

Republicans Heap Money On Rahm Emanuel's Re-election Campaign

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel received a big cash infusion to a super PAC supporting his re-election bid in the last weeks before the April 7 Democratic Party primary runoff election he faces against Cook County Commissioner...Show More Summary

Yellow Cab files for bankruptcy hours after $26 million verdict against company

The Yellow Cab Co. filed for bankruptcy protection early Wednesday, hours after a Cook County jury awarded nearly $26 million to a lawyer who suffered severe brain damage after an accident in one of the company's cabs. The jury awarded $25.9 million to Marc M. Show More Summary

Nice Job Sheriff

From the County side: Cook County Sheriff's Tactical Sgt. Michael Dwyer was driving west on I-80 in Homewood about 7:30 p.m. Monday when he looked up and spotted something unusual on the Halsted Street overpass."It just looked like a person sitting up on the guardrail there, it was just out of the ordinary. Show More Summary

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