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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

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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

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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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Dad Who Took Smoke Break While Baby Son Drowned Gets 2 1/2 Years

Willie Strong pleaded guilty to child endangerment Thursday.

07/11/2013

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Same-Sex Couples Seek Illinois Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

Attorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.

07/10/2013

Ana Claudia Gomez (Cook County Sheriff)

Courthouse Officers Find Loaded Gun In Indiana Woman’s Purse

Ana Claudia Gomez was in Chicago to help her father in an eviction case Friday morning when deputies at a courthouse screening station discovered a semi-automatic 9-mm handgun in her purse, Cook County police say.

07/08/2013

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Ex-Commissioner Moreno Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges

Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges, for allegedly taking kickbacks to direct business to county hospitals, and for backing a waste transfer station in Cicero.

07/01/2013

Jean Juste (Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Driver Of Special-Needs Students Did Not Disclose He Was A Sex Offender

Jean Juste, 57, of Skokie, was charged with making a false application or affidavit and presence in a school zone by a child sex offender, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. He was ordered held on a $300,000 bond.

06/06/2013

Still photos of the basement of a building where John Wayne Gacy's mother lived. (provided photo)

VIDEO: The Home, And Basement, Where Gacy Visited His Mother

John Wayne Gacy was known to have worked inside and around a home where his mom once lived. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli has exclusive video from inside that building.

05/16/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

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