Adventures in choice of law: an appeals court swats down an attempt to apply liberal Illinois law to an accident on the road in Indiana. A lower court had gone along with the idea. [Cook County Record] Tweet Tags: Illinois Creative, but no go is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
One of two teens accused of robbing two Logan Square delivery drivers at gunpoint earlier this month accidentally shot himself in the finger while eating stolen pizza, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday. Armando Colon, 19, and Deon...Show More Summary
An off-duty Cook County sheriff's officer exchanged gunfire with two robbers in an alley in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side overnight, according to police. No one was injured and police continued to search for the robbers...Show More Summary
A Cook County judge threw out charges against two suburban friends on trial Wednesday for causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage at Trump International Hotel and Tower shortly after a third co-defendant pleaded guilty in return for probation. Show More Summary
The Ricketts family, owner of the Chicago Cubs, paid $3 million for two apartment buildings overlooking Wrigley Field that have rooftop businesses, according to Cook County property records.
A 29-year-old mother of two reportedly tried to kill her son and daughter by lacing their apple juice with crushed tranquilizers, appeared in Cook County court on Thursday in Rolling Meadows to face murder charges. The suspect, Krystle...Show More Summary
Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ruled Friday that Heather Mack, 19, could access the $1.56 million fund to hire a defense attorney as she fights charges under Indonesian law that she assisted in her mother's premeditated murder, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Oh my God!!!!!!! Almost 24,000 people in Cook County have received permits to carry concealed weapons since the state began the licensing process in January 2014, the Illinois State Police said Friday. And it's even worse statewide!!!!...Show More Summary
For the second time in the past month, a Chicago-area Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. The Cook County State Attorney’s office has charged Adnan Nafasat with kidnapping and criminal sexual assault after trying to force...
Illinois mom Krystle El Khatib allegedly tried to poison her children by lacing their apple juice with drugs. The Schiller Park, Cook County 29-year-old woman now faces attempted murder charges. El Khatib allegedly crushed up benzodiazepine...Show More Summary
Mayoral challengers Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia continue to lag far behind Mayor Rahm Emanuel in fundraising as the campaign enters the stretch run, according to state finance records.
Six people were killed and 19 more injured in an explosion that's believed to have been caused by a cooking gas cylinder in Ninming county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Thursday evening. [ more › ]
“Sit in the front,” Uber driver Adnan Nafasat (pictured) told the male passenger in the early morning hours of July 31. But Nafasat was hardly being a gentleman, prosecutors told a Cook County court on Wednesday. The 46-year-old driver allegedly told the 21-year-old passenger the back seat was dirty in an effort to lure the young man closer so he could […]
Jack O’Connell is a rising star in the acting world. Best known by fans of a certain age for his role as Cook in Skins, O’Connell has since broken out with roles in prison drama Starred-Up and barely believable true story Unbroken. When he’s not receiving calls from Angelina Jolie, he’s down at Pride Park […]
Chicago's upcoming Mayoral Race could be up for grabs with four strong contenders looking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel this February. We have Dr. Willie Wilson, William "Dock" Walls, Alderman Bob Fioretti, and Cook County Commissioner...Show More Summary
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will give a speech Monday laying out plans for her second term, during which she will need to find a way to cover the cost of the county's growing debt payments and pay for costly fixes to the pension system.
The Cook County state's attorney's office and a former prosecutor have been slapped with a rare sanction by a federal judge who said they "acted in bad faith" during a civil rights case filed against Chicago police and the city.
Buena Park Neighbors Association General Meeting is Monday, January 12th, at 7pm at The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway Alderman Cappleman and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer will attend the General Meeting where residents gather toShow More Summary
One of the enduring mysteries in what's commonly known as the Anthony Porter case was why a skeptical Cook County grand jury nevertheless returned a murder indictment against another man, Alstory Simon, after hearing dramatically conflicting testimony in early 1999.
A 70-year-old bullet wound contributed to the death of an 87-year-old man in Chicago. According to ABC News, the old injury caused a problem for Tom Buchanan, and played a major part in his death last weekend. Cook County Medical Examiner’s...Show More Summary