A woman made up a story about being stabbed in a northwest suburban forest preserve after injuring herself with a knife, believing she would be in trouble with the law if she was caught with a weapon, authorities claim.
Modsite Dearing was pronounced dead at her home in the 8700 block of South Parnell at 10:16 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Wells Fargo disproportionately targeted minorities with high-cost mortgage loans in Cook County, leading to a foreclosure crisis in the area, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday.
The Cook County Board agreed Wednesday to pay up and settle hundred of traffic tickets, some of which are 25 years old.
The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
There are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they’ve seen so far. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
With county budget hearings about to get under way, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey has some questions about the Department of Animal and Rabies Control.
Some county and union leaders are demanding action after the rape of a pregnant Chicago State University student, allegedly by a teen on electronic monitoring.
A new study says a lot of Chicago area people continue to have a hard time feeding themselves and their families.
The Bears lost a case in an Illinois appeals court.
Police and fire departments across suburban Cook County might be in line for some budget cuts, as huge pension problems loom, according to a report from a government watchdog.
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.