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The Making of a Black Confederate Soldier

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 […]

Prosecutors Release Harrowing Details Of Family's Massacre In Gage Park

Cook County State's Attorney said, "It appears 6 lives were taken for $550 and an Xbox." [ more › ]

ZIP code profile: 60619

The 60619 ZIP code lies in the city of Chicago and Cook County and includes neighborhoods such as Avalon Park and Chatham....

The Stephen Cooke Jr. Murder-For-Hire Case

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

ZIP code profile: 60443

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...

Lawsuit Filed to End Citizen Initiative for Illinois Redistricting Reform

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

Mom Killed Disabled Daughter So She'd Be 'in Heaven With Me'

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....

Special prosecutor to be appointed in Chicago police shooting

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

Another Hit Piece

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

County Job Action?

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

Alvarez Folds

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

Friends and Family, a new breakfast-and-lunch place, to open in East Hollywood

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...

Chicago Prosecutor Withdraws From Laquan McDonald Case

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.

Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Will Not Try The Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald

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

2 men found dead Sunday at Talladega

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

Cook's third hundred continues prolific start

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

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

Property Tax Appeal Assistance Available Next Week

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

Video: Local Jail Guard, Never Disciplined, Kicks Prisoner In Head

The guard still works at Cook County Jail, and his current salary ($57,000 a year) is paid with taxpayer dollars. [ more › ]

Jail Ignored Inmate's Pain Complaints, Unaware He Had Cancer

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.......

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