Cook County

Cook County's Rate Of Gun Deaths Low Compared To Some Neighbors, Southern StatesCook County, home to a city so infamous it has multiple nicknames inspired by its murder totals, has a smaller rate of gun deaths than many would expect.
Tornado Touches Down In Will CountyA tornado warning was briefly in effect Friday evening for several south suburbs in Cook and Will counties.
Forest Preserves Kick Off 100-Year Anniversary PartyThe Cook County Forest Preserve District starts an eight-day celebration of its 100th birthday this Sunday.
License Plate Scanner Newest High-Tech Crime Fighting ToolAfter Vester Flanagan fatally shot television reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Virginia, police were able to track down his car thanks to technology that scans license plates from an officer's car.
Boy, 9, Honors First Responders On Sept. 11Travis Hall has sponsors donate food, which he then takes to first responders, to show his appreciation. He hands everyone he meets a "Thank You" sticker.
Two Women Die Of Heat-Related Causes In Cook CountyA Chicago woman and a west suburban woman died of heat-related causes over the weekend, the first heat-related deaths of the season and the first in nearly two years in Cook County.
Suburban Cook County Businesses Brace For Sales Tax Increase Buy anything in Cook County beginning next year and you'll pay more.
2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee PayCourts on opposite sides of the state have issued opinions about whether state employees should continue to get paychecks while the impasse over a yearlong spending plan continues between Democrats in the Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Preckwinkle: Sales Tax Hike Necessary To Keep County AfloatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.
Preckwinkle Defends Plan To Raise Cook County Sales Tax Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex TradeLake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.
Cook County Creates New Court To Focus On Prostitution, Human Trafficking CasesWith the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.