For the past four years, Chicago has forced food trucks to live under ridiculous rules. But depending on the outcome of a case now before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anna Helen Demacopoulos, the Chicago Way may have to change. The anticipated Dec. Show More Summary
Tuesday: A tireless advocate for the homeless in Humboldt County, a pivotal ballot test for recreational marijuana, and a cooking show hosted by Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart.
Prickwrinkle again: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and a bipartisan, biracial coalition of commissioners on Monday pushed for jailing fewer people charged with nonviolent crimes while they await trial.Preckwinkle and her...Show More Summary
Talk about a niche practice: A Chicago lawyer has filed almost a thousand qui tam cases in Cook County, Illinois courts over the past 15 years, bringing in millions of dollars in settlements. Stephen Diamond and his firm, Bloomberg's Michael Bologna reports, obtained almost $30 million across 911 qui......
When talking about Illinois, most everything revolves around Chicago and Cook County and surrounding counties where the bulk of the population lives. Of the state's 18 Congressional districts, 10 are represented by Democrats. Of those 10, nine hail from the Chicago area or northeastern section of the state. Show More Summary
The perpetrator of a violent sexual attack committed nearly four years ago will remain behind bars for a long time, according to a plea deal announced today by the Cook County State's Attorney's office.Many readers may remember the events on a chilly Saturday night in December 2012. Show More Summary
The 60402 ZIP code comprises parts of Berwyn, Forest View and Stickney, about a 30 minute drive from Chicago. Part of Cook County, the area neighbors the Des Plaines River, Interstate 55 and the North Riverside Park Mall...
The City's Cook County Still Wants Back Taxes From Music Venues.
In August, Cook County, the municipality that includes Chicago, proposed new legislation seeking to clear up a local debate over whether rock, rap, and electronic music count as art when it comes to tax laws. Today, Cook County Commissioner...Show More Summary
An ancient stone mill that’s been furnished in a rustic French style, Keynedon Mill, near Kingsbridge in the South Hams, is one of the county’s most stylish and comfortable bed and breakfasts. The breakfast alone, cooked on an Aga, is worth a visit, while the cosy snug feels like a home-from-home.
The 2017 budget could include a penny-per-ounce levy.
Prickwrinkle getting in on the act: Calling it a “difficult but necessary choice,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday proposed a “moderate” tax on sweetened soft drinks as part of her $4.4 billion 2017 county operating...Show More Summary
The United States of America: land of liberty, bastion of opportunity, the world’s leading economic power. But if you’re a low-wage worker and wake up sick, you’d better clock in on time or you risk losing your wages and even your job. Paid time off for illness, taken for granted in professional sectors and much […]
While on a visit to Japan, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Nintendo's legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Earlier this morning, Cook posted a good morning greeting from the county alongside a picture of him walking through torii, traditional...Show More Summary
High court to declines to hear appeal from Cook County sheriff.
Double Door co-owners said Monday they are considering moving the club to Logan Square even as they appeal a Cook County judge's decision that requires them to vacate their longtime Wicker Park space by the end of the year. Owners Joe Shanahan and Sean Mulroney have started conversations with Adam...
The 60419 ZIP code comprises part of Dolton, a Cook County village that is about a 30 minute drive from Chicago. According to U.S. Census data, the area is inhabited predominantly by African Americans, and it and borders the Little Calumet River...
Karl Smith took the witness stand last week in Illinois and dropped a bomb on a Cook County court as the twin brother he hadn't seen in years looked on: "I'm here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of," Smith said. The part of...
A new species, hiding right in the Cook County Forest Preserve. [ more › ]