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.
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
Willie Strong pleaded guilty to child endangerment Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
A Cook County corrections officer who claimed to be so prolific at faking injury that he nicknamed himself the “Duty Injury King” has been suspended without pay.
The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.
The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.
A federal lawsuit has been filed against Cook County and its employee pension fund claiming they violated federal law by failing to allow a U.S. Army Reserve member to contribute to her pension while serving in the armed forces.
With a high-profile triple murder trial underway in DuPage County with a camera in the courtroom, Cook County’s chief judge was left wondering when Chicago would be able to follow suit within its own court system.
Following a three-month grace period, Cook County will begin phasing in a ban on cell phones and other Internet-capable electronic devices at courthouses next week, starting with the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California.
Gun sellers and owners haven’t been able to stop it, so a new $25-per-gun tax in Cook County went into effect on Monday.
Two men are suing Cook County because bodily fluid was allegedly accidentally dumped on them when they were hired to clean a drainage pit last year at the medical examiner’s facility on the West Side.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the projected $25 million in new annual revenue from the tax increase will go to the county’s hospitals and health centers, which treat more than 300 lung cancer patients each year.
A man who collapsed in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood Monday is Cook County’s 12th cold-related death of the season.
Two Cook County correctional officers were charged Thursday with gathering a group of inmates to beat anther prisoner inside the jail last year.