Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.
With the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.
Modeled after an anti-sweatshop law in Chicago, the ordinance proposed by Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) would require companies that sell goods and clothing to the county to sign affidavits asserting they and their subcontractors are free of sweatshop labor.
If you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
Cook County will spend about $38 million on road construction projects in 28 suburbs throughout Cook County this spring and summer, officials announced Wednesday.
While voters in most suburban counties will receive an “I Voted” sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven’t had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.
Cook County’s Inspector General is raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest involving the panel that reviews property tax appeals, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The sheriff’s office says last year judges in Cook County ordered 70 percent more defendants to stay at home and wear ankle bracelets than the year before.
Deshawn Johnson suddenly took off running and was chased by deputies and lawyers alike on Friday.
All 14 cases have been in Cook County, with 2 adults and 12 infants affected. Thirteen of the 14 cases have been associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine.
An autopsy found Debra Trogtman died of heart disease, and listed hypothermia due to cold exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as secondary factors, the medical examiner’s office said.
Internal investigators became aware of an inappropriate relationship between an officer and an inmate in Division II of the jail on earlier this month.
Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.
The patients include one adult and six infants, all of whom were not vaccinated.
Authorities stress that shoveling snow can be potentially dangerous.
Heavy snow and shovelers who aren’t in shape can lead to death, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.
Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants the inspector general to look into practices of the county Animal and Rabies Control Department, which he calls “fractured and unregulated.”
Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to make Cook County’s hospitals and health centers the place people want to go to for care, instead of have to go to, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.