Cook County

"Road heave" occurs following freezing and thawing on roadways. (CBS)

Freeze-Thaw Cycle Brings New Problem: ‘Road Heave’

Cook County Transportation Supt. John Yonan says “heave” occurs when water freezes and expands underneath the pavement — forcing it up into washboards, or bumps.

01/30/2014

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Cook County Leads Concealed-Carry Permit Applications

Almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.

01/16/2014

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Northfield Man Is 11th Cold-Related Death In Cook County

A north suburban man is at least the 11th reported cold-related death this winter in Cook County.

01/10/2014

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Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman He Met Online

Karon Godbold, 35, is charged with sexual assault and weapons violations.

12/05/2013

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Animal Attack On Boy May Have Been Coyotes

The incident happened about two weeks ago near Columbus Park on the city’s Far West Side.

11/14/2013

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Deputy’s Foot Injured When Gun Accidentally Fires

The officer’s weapon “accidentally discharged” a few minutes after 3 p.m. in a county administration building at 3026 S. California Ave.

11/14/2013

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Cook County Clerk Hands Out Awards To Best Election Judges

There were dozens of election judges from suburban Cook honored, nominated by the staff at the County Clerk’s office and each other.

11/13/2013

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Dominick’s Closings Could Put More Than 5,600 Out Of Work

Owners notified the state that 3,224 people could lose their jobs in Cook County, and nearly 2,400 people in the collar counties surrounding Cook.

11/07/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.

10/29/2013

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Two Former Cook County Employees Convicted In Bribery Case

Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were convicted on all four counts connected to the scam Monday morning.

10/28/2013

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Preckwinkle Wants To Cut Off Nearly Free Insurance For Cook County Judges

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle fired another shot at Cook County’s Chief Judge Timothy Evans Monday, proposing to cut off the nearly-free health insurance the county offers to judges.

10/08/2013

Danielle Cook and her partner Suzie Hutton, from Bloomington; and Patrick Bova and his partner James Darby, from Chicago, (left to right) celebrate after a judge ruled a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage can move forward. (Credit: CBS)

Judge: Lawsuit Seeking To End Same-Sex Marriage Ban May Proceed

Gay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.

09/27/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

Workers Grumble Over Pay-To-Park Plan At 26th And Cal Courthouse

Plans to charge motorists a daily fee at the city’s criminal courthouse garage and suburban facilities are “on hold” at the moment, but there’s a possibility that personnel and other visitors may have to shell out the bucks for parking later this year.

09/16/2013

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Stroger Pal Depicted As Sweet 7-Year-Old As Trial Opens In Kickback Scheme

He’s a highly-educated 49-year-old man accused of running a classic government kickback scam, but to Eugene Mullins’ attorney, he’s still “Little Geno,” the 7-year-old South Side boy who “loved sports” and “defended other kids from bullies.”

09/10/2013

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Cook County

The first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cook County.

09/04/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Dart Hails Success Of Program For Recovering At Risk Children

It is called the Cook County Child Protection Response Unit and it was formed in October of last year.

09/03/2013

This home in Cook County was wrongly listed as "vacant," which underestimated its value for property taxes. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Properties Still Mislabeled As ‘Vacant’ On Tax Rolls

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on problems that persist within the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

08/01/2013

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Judge Denies Request By Parents To Keep 10 Schools Open

A Cook County judge Wednesday rejected an attempt by parents, backed by the teachers union, to reverse the closing of 10 of the 50 schools being shuttered by the Chicago Board of Education.

07/31/2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle: Board Had ‘No Choice’ But To Approve Settlement For Fired Employees

The head of the Cook County Board says officials have reluctantly agreed to pay more than half a million dollars to people who were fired for apparently political reasons by Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore

07/17/2013

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