Cook County

Cook County Amusement Tax Proposal Draws Fire From Some CommissionersSome Cook County commissioners are raising their voices against plans to impose a county amusement tax on top of Chicago's existing tax, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cook Commissioners, Activists Call For Increase In Funding For Restorative Justice ProgramsSome Cook County commissioners want to amend the county budget to boost funding for programs to keep young people off the streets and out of prison, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cook County Board Votes To Create Gun Violence Coordinator PositionThe Cook County Board has approved appointing a gun violence coordinator who will be expected to “live, eat, breathe and sleep gun violence,” reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Federal Probe Into Cook County Official Reportedly Gains SteamCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on a call for the resignation of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown from the candidate planning to run against her.
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.
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