Cook County

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Electronic Monitoring Surge In Cook County A Mixed Blessing, Dart Says

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.

02/23/2015

Deshawn Johnson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutor Helps Stop Accused Killer Who Bolts From Bond Court

Deshawn Johnson suddenly took off running and was chased by deputies and lawyers alike on Friday.

02/20/2015

Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Illinois Measles Cases Climb To 14 With Another Infant Sick

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.

02/17/2015

Cold Thermometer

Blue Island Woman Becomes Cook County’s 18th Cold-Related Death

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.

02/16/2015

Lotisha Myers (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff: Cook County Jail Officer Had Sexual Relationship With Inmate

Internal investigators became aware of an inappropriate relationship between an officer and an inmate in Division II of the jail on earlier this month.

02/12/2015

In this photo illustration, a bottle containing a measles vaccine is seen at the Miami Children's Hospital on January 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Another Suburban Measles Case Brings Illinois Total To 11

Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.

02/12/2015

Measles. (Credit: CBS)

Number Of Measles Cases Increases In Cook County

The patients include one adult and six infants, all of whom were not vaccinated.

02/09/2015

The record-setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours closing a 100-mile section of The New York State Thruway as well as other major roads around Buffalo. Four deaths have already been attributed to the storm. (John Normile/Getty Images)

Snow-Shoveling Death Toll Hits 18 In Chicago Area

Authorities stress that shoveling snow can be potentially dangerous.

02/05/2015

Snow Shoveling

10 Deaths In Cook County Related To Shoveling Snow

Heavy snow and shovelers who aren’t in shape can lead to death, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.

02/03/2015

A Chicago Animal Care & Control  van. (Credit: CBS)

Cook Co. Commissioner Calls For Inspector General To Examine Animal And Rabies Control Department

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.”

01/19/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses Chicago Public Schools plans to close about 50 schools at the end of the school year. (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Lays Out Goals For Second Term

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.

01/12/2015

Veronica Klicka (Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Lied About Being Stabbed At Forest Preserve: Authorities

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.

12/08/2014

Cold Thermometer

Woman, 99, Is Cook County’s Seventh Cold-Related Death

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.

12/04/2014

Court Generic

Cook County Sues Wells Fargo For Discriminatory Lending

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.

11/30/2014

Parking Ticket

Cook County Agrees To Pay Chicago For Traffic Tickets

The Cook County Board agreed Wednesday to pay up and settle hundred of traffic tickets, some of which are 25 years old.

11/19/2014

Cemetery

2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

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.

11/07/2014

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Window For Early Voting Closes This Weekend

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.

10/27/2014

A dog at the North Chicago Animal Control Shelter. (CBS)

County Official Critical Of Animal Control Department

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.

10/15/2014

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Juvenile Court building. (Credit: CBS)

Critics: Juvenile Offender Monitoring Needs Overhaul In Wake Of Roseland Rape

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.

09/18/2014

West Suburban Community Pantry (CBS)

Over 800,000 Cook County Residents Needed Food Assistance, Study Finds

A new study says a lot of Chicago area people continue to have a hard time feeding themselves and their families.

08/18/2014

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