Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were sentenced Wednesday to two years and 18 months behind bars respectively, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
The Chicago metro area had a growth of only 0.2 percent in 2013, with the fastest growing counties being Kendall and DuPage; and Porter County in Indiana.
Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting in Illinois, ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.
As Cook County’s war on drugs heats up, even in the cold, narcotics officers never know what they’re going to find during raids. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards tags along.
Cook County Transportation Supt. John Yonan says “heave” occurs when water freezes and expands underneath the pavement — forcing it up into washboards, or bumps.
Almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.
A north suburban man is at least the 11th reported cold-related death this winter in Cook County.
Karon Godbold, 35, is charged with sexual assault and weapons violations.
The incident happened about two weeks ago near Columbus Park on the city’s Far West Side.
The officer’s weapon “accidentally discharged” a few minutes after 3 p.m. in a county administration building at 3026 S. California Ave.
There were dozens of election judges from suburban Cook honored, nominated by the staff at the County Clerk’s office and each other.
Owners notified the state that 3,224 people could lose their jobs in Cook County, and nearly 2,400 people in the collar counties surrounding Cook.
Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.
Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were convicted on all four counts connected to the scam Monday morning.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle fired another shot at Cook County’s Chief Judge Timothy Evans Monday, proposing to cut off the nearly-free health insurance the county offers to judges.
Gay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.
Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago
Plans to charge motorists a daily fee at the city’s criminal courthouse garage and suburban facilities are “on hold” at the moment, but there’s a possibility that personnel and other visitors may have to shell out the bucks for parking later this year.
He’s a highly-educated 49-year-old man accused of running a classic government kickback scam, but to Eugene Mullins’ attorney, he’s still “Little Geno,” the 7-year-old South Side boy who “loved sports” and “defended other kids from bullies.”
The first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cook County.