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Pilsen man talked to attacker's female friend before bar stabbing: prosecutors

A Berwyn man charged with fatally stabbing another man early Saturday at a Pilsen bar told police he did so because the man was talking to his girl, Cook County prosecutors said. Ulises Almaraz, 29, faces a murder charge in the stabbing death of 43-year-old Rudy Avina, who was among the weekend crowd at Simone's bar, 960 W. Show More Summary

Chicago Cops Posed Black Man Like Killed Deer

It's a racially charged photo the Chicago Police Department didn't want the public to see: two white cops posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his belly with deer antlers on his head. But a Cook County judge has...Show More Summary

Dart Gets a Grant

But for what isn't very clear: Cook County Jail could have fewer non-violent offenders in the future.The MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that it's giving the county $150,000 in the form of a planning grant to help achieve the goal.The Chicago-based foundation is also giving grants to 19 other jurisdictions around the country. Show More Summary

‘Defective’ McNugget Lawsuit Cuts to the Bone

Does McDonald's have a legal duty to test individual Chicken McNuggets for bone fragments? It's a question raised by a lawsuit recently filed in Cook County circuit court over an allegedly "defective" McNugget.

Learn About Court Advocacy June 4, 5PM At Ruth Shriman House

The Buena Park Neighbors Association announced that the Thursday, June 4 CAPS meeting will feature a Court Advocacy presentation by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office at an earlier time at 5:00 p.m. for the June meeting only at the Ruth Shriman House, 4040 N. Show More Summary

Food Critic Josh Ozersky Drowned During Seizure, Medical Examiner Says

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky, who was found dead in a Chicago hotel room earlier this month, drowned in a shower while suffering a seizure. The 47-year-old Ozersky, known forShow More Summary

Joshua Ozersky Drowned After a Seizure

The food writer, who died suddenly on May 4, drowned in the shower after suffering a seizure, the Cook County Medical Examiner said.

Medical Examiner Determines Food Writer Josh Ozersky's Cause Of Death

Chicago's Cook County Medical Examiner's office has released a cause of death in food writer Josh Ozersky's sudden passing earlier this month. Following an autopsy, the office has determined that Ozersky drowned in the shower following a seizure. His death has been ruled an accident. [ more › ]

Man who blew marijuana smoke in pet chameleon's mouth acquitted

A West Side man whose video of himself smoking marijuana with his pet chameleon went viral and led to a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge was acquitted Wednesday by a Cook County judge who found his behavior immature but not criminal. Bruce...Show More Summary

In Chicago, A Local Preacher Is More Honest About WHO Is Killing Black People, Calls The 'State's Attorney Of Cook County' To Help Stop The Violence By Focusing On Street Pirates Rather Than The More Popular Targeting Of The Police

THE CHURCH LETTERHEAD THAT "SPOKE THE TRUTH AND SHAMED "THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE" ANALYSIS: There are 3 words that form the foundation of the "Colonized Americanized So-Called Negro's " perpetual struggle motion, yet go necessarily...Show More Summary

Chicago Cops Treated Black Suspect like Hunting Trophy 

The photo is problematic, to put it lightly and Chicago Police Department reportedly wasn’t too keen on the public seeing it, however a Cook County judge refused to keep the photo sealed, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

BLAX NEWS: As A "Cook County Illinois" Commissioner Calls For Classifying "Street Pirates As Domestic Terrorists", Ebony Magazine Says: "We Don't Care What You Do With Them, As Long As This Plan Doesn't Threaten The 'Obama Presidential Library', Where It

ANALYSIS: After More Than 50 Years Of The MOLESTATION Of The "Black American Consciousness" Into The FRAUDULENT SCHEME Called POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM - Is Is NOTHING SHORT OF IGNORANT To Watch The Actions Of THE FRUIT PRODUCED FROM THIS...Show More Summary

B.B. King: Live in Cook County Jail and Morea?|

6 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

In his ALLMUSIC artist's biography of B.B. King, Bill Dahl states, "Universally hailed as the king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King was without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half of the 20th century." That is hyperbole of the order of Stephen Thomas Erlewine's...

Improving justice in Cook County

Two years ago, Cook County's top officials sat side-by-side for an interview on Channel 11 WTTW's weeknight program, "Chicago Tonight." It was a grab-the-popcorn moment.

"State Of Uptown" Luncheon May 27 @ Uptown Underground

Please join us for the annual "State of Uptown" luncheon with speakers Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward), Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), and Alderman Harry Osterman (48th Ward) as well as Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District). Show More Summary

County Board passes measure aimed at Berrios' nepotism

An ethics panel will get a second shot at fining Assessor Joe Berrios for nepotism after the Cook County Board on Wednesday changed the rules in response to a judge tossing earlier penalties.

Clinical Psychologist To Head Chicago Jail Where One-Third Of Inmates Are Mentally Ill

Chicago’s Cook County Jail, America’s largest single-site jail, just appointed clinical psychologist Nneka Jones Tapia as executive director — a fitting choice since one-third of the inmate population is mentally ill, Huffington Post Crime reports. Tapia is the first mental

Infamous Chicago Jail So Overwhelmed with Mentally Ill Prisoners, Sheriff Appoints Psychologist to Lead It

Sadly, prison has become one of the biggest mental health providers. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has long been frustrated at the lack of adequate mental health care options in his Chicago-area district. He estimates that 25 to 35 percent...Show More Summary

Local Man Sues McDonald's Over "Defective" Chicken McNugget

A Cook County resident who chowed down on a "defective" McDonald's nugget filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that "the Subject Chicken McNugget" was too sharp to eat safely and left him with "severe" injuries. [ more › ]

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