Cook County To Increase Minimum Wage To $13County Board members Wednesday approved an ordinance that will boost the minimum hourly wage from $8.25 to $13 by 2020.
$2.5M Bond For Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 8-Year-Old BoyAn 18-year-old Kentucky man has been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in Cook County
Cook County Inmates Face Multiple Charges Of Aggravated Battery To StaffTwo detainees involved in separate incidents were charged Friday with aggravated battery to a peace officer, said Cook County Sheriff Thomas J Dart.
Cook County Announces Start Of Weekend Juvenile HearingsStarting next month, the Circuit Court of Cook County will hold juvenile probable cause hearings on holidays and weekends.
Man Found Not Guilty In 2014 Chatham Porch MurderA 36-year-old man has been released from jail after he was acquitted of a 2014 murder in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Three West Nile Virus Deaths Reported In Cook CountyThey are the first West Nile-related deaths in Illinois this year, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Retailers Warn Against Possible Cook County Soda TaxRetailers were speaking out Wednesday amid published reports Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on sugary soft drinks, up to a penny an ounce.
Cook County Hosts Preparedness Fair In Wake Of Attacks In NY, NJ, MinnesotaCook County Department of Homeland Security officials were at Daley Plaza on Tuesday to teach people how to stay safe in an emergency, whether a natural disaster or an act of terrorism.
Cook County's Trauma Center Marks 50th AnniversaryThe concept: Treat traumatically injured patients immediately with a team of specialists --- doctors, nurses, surgeons -- who remain their medical team through recovery.
Cook County Inches Closer To 10,000 Same-Sex MarriagesCook County officials expect to issue the county’s 10,000th same-sex marriage license this week.
First Human Cases of West Nile Confirmed In Illinois In 2016The human case of West Nile virus in suburban Cook County has been confirmed by the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Cook County Judge Reprimanded After Allowing Clerk To Hear CasesA Cook County judge has been reprimanded for allowing a law clerk to sit on the bench in a judicial robe and adjudicate at least two cases.