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Army vet hurt in McCormick Place forklift accident awarded $15.2 million

A military veteran who served two tours in Iraq only to be seriously injured when he was hit by a forklift while working at McCormick Place was awarded $15.2 million Thursday night by a Cook County jury.

2 dead, 4 officers injured in suburban hazardous materials incident

Two people have died at four Cook County sheriff's deputies have been hospitalized in a hazardous materials situation developing in the Des Plaines area, officials said.

Traveling artist charged in June rape of woman

A traveling artist who describes himself in his social media accounts as a recovering heroin addict has been charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in the back of his van in June in Chicago, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Coolest Small Towns in America 2015

(Courtesy Visit Cook County Minnesota) What does it feel like to live in the Coolest Small Town in America? Ask the folks in Grand Marais, Minnesota, who earned the top spot in our 10th annual contest. Their town showed us the perfect blend of edgy, sweet, beautiful, and travel-worthy that adds up to “cool” in our book. Show More Summary

Backpage’s injunction request against Cook County Sheriff denied

Earlier today a federal judge denied an injunction request Backpage made against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart. As you may recall Sheriff Dart previously had a temporary restraining order put against him by Backpage after he petitioned Visa and Mastercard to stop doing business with Backpage over sex trafficking concerns. In his 29-page order, […]

Cook County Courts Again?

One thing Garry might have gotten right -the courts are fucked up: SCC- Dig into this story, 5 days prior to this incident 007 locked this a-hole up for UUW with a 30 round clip(yes 30), judge found they had no PC, he was just released...Show More Summary

Fit to Stand Trial

Another one trying to fake his way out of responsibility : A Cook County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Thursday before deciding that a man charged with killing off-duty Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was mentally...Show More Summary

Jury finds man fit to stand trial in 2010 killing of Chicago cop

A Cook County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Thursday before deciding that a man charged with killing off-duty Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was mentally fit to stand trial despite his alleged amnesia.

Sheriff Dart should hand his fight against sex trade to the feds now

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has long been frustrated with Internet sites that he says openly and profitably promote prostitution and online sex trafficking. Dart says it would be impossible for him to investigate the thousands of people who post advertisements for escort services and erotic massages....

Duckworth, Zopp fail to score Cook County backing for U.S. Senate

The two highest-profile Democratic U.S. Senate candidates failed Wednesday to persuade a majority of Cook County party leaders to endorse them.

Prosecutors allege gang leader paying $50,000 to recruit new members

A reputed gang leader who won a whopping $25 million verdict just three years ago for his wrongful murder conviction was paying out $50,000 recruitment bonuses along with guns and cars to bring new members into his gang, Cook County prosecutors alleged Wednesday.

Congratulations! Chicago Just Leapfrogged 4 Cities to America's Highest Sales Tax rate; Graft Chicago Style

Listen to the chants from Chicago: We're Number 1! We're Number 1! We're Number 1!Chicago just leapfrogged past several other cities with the passage of a Cook County sales tax hike of one percentage point to 10.25%.With that hike, Chicago Now has America’s Highest Sales Tax. Show More Summary

Defendant in cop killing alleges he's mentally unfit because of amnesia

A Cook County jury has been asked to decide a most unusual issue: Is a defendant who is charged in the killing of off-duty Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV mentally unfit to stand trial because he still suffers from amnesia five years later?

State's Attorney Alvarez faces challenge for Democratic backing

Cook County Democratic leaders will gather Tuesday to make endorsements in the March 2016 primary election, and State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is expected to face some opposition as she seeks backing for a third term.

Flash flood warning issued for Cook, DuPage counties

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 3 a.m. for east-central Cook and DuPage counties.

Army parachutist dies after Chicago Air & Water Show accident

The Army parachutist injured during a weekend jump at the Chicago Air & Water Show died Sunday afternoon, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Judge releases million-dollar inmate to secure mental health facility

A judge on Thursday ordered an inmate whose medical treatment has cost Cook County taxpayers more than $1 million released to a secure residential treatment facility to receive much-needed mental health care.

Cook County prosecutors won't try ex-inmate after conviction dropped

The Cook County state's attorney's office has decided not to prosecute a man who fought to clear his name after serving more than 27 years in prison for the 1980 murder and attempted rape of a childhood friend.

Ray’s on the River and Seed Kitchen & Bar are Fired Up for SafePath’s Good Eatin’ Great Cause August 13

Cobb County police chiefs, district attorney’s office, sheriff’s office and the Marietta Fire Department bond together to protect communities, but these heroes go toque to toque during SafePath’s Good Eatin’ Great Cause cooking competition on Thursday, August 13 at Cobb Galleria Centre. Show More Summary

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