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.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports the incident has probation officers renewing calls for more staff.
Early voting has begun for the February 26 special election to fill the seat of resigned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, but WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports it’s not the only seat up for grabs in the Chicago area.
Looking for a job? Jobs in fields like nursing, security and criminal justice are hiring in Chicago.
Real estate tax bills will be on the way tomorrow for Cook County residents, many of them containing the cold, hard truth about where we stand. And it isn’t pretty.
Treasurer Maria Pappas has outed the towns, school districts and other taxing bodies with balance sheets that will make you cringe. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
A northwest suburban man who died Sunday is the seventh cold-related death of the season in Cook County.
Monday was supposed to be the beginning of the no-cell phone policy, but on Friday the chief judge’s office said there would be a three-month grace period. Thus, perhaps, the confusion.
Gun owners in Chicago and suburban Cook County may have new incentives for keeping better track of their weapons.
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans says a major impetus for restricting cell phones is the activity of gang members, who have used cell phones to take pictures of witnesses. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
The head of the Cook County Board says she’s working to address some of the racial inequities in the County’s criminal justice system.