The county’s Board of Commissioners has approved an ordinance aimed at making public buildings more energy efficient — with the goal of sharply cutting greenhouse gases emitted by county-owned buildings.
A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.
A new report by the London School of Economics concludes that the war on drugs “has produced enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage” and points to the enormously high incarceration rate in the United States as evidence that it is time for a new strategy.
One of the boys began distributing the sexually explicit material on April 2 while the other sent out photos and videos on April 28 and March 30, a police spokeswoman said.
An Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.
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.