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Man Who Collapsed In Roseland Is County’s 12th Cold Death

A man who collapsed in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood Monday is Cook County’s 12th cold-related death of the season.

02/27/2013

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Correctional Officers Charged With Organizing Attack On Prisoner

Two Cook County correctional officers were charged Thursday with gathering a group of inmates to beat anther prisoner inside the jail last year.

02/21/2013

Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

Probationer Grabs For Officer’s Gun At Courthouse

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports the incident has probation officers renewing calls for more staff.

02/14/2013

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins For 2nd District, Suburban Races

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.

02/11/2013

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Job Market Skill Gaps In Chicago

Looking for a job? Jobs in fields like nursing, security and criminal justice are hiring in Chicago.

01/28/2013

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Cook County Tax Bills Show Municipalities’ Debt

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.

01/25/2013

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Cook County Tax Bills To Offer Unflattering Look At Local Government Finances

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.

01/24/2013

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Northwest Suburban Man Is County’s 7th Cold-Related Death

A northwest suburban man who died Sunday is the seventh cold-related death of the season in Cook County.

01/21/2013

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Confusion Over Start Of Cell Phone Ban At Cook County Courthouses

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.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle To Introduce Stricter Gun Regulations

Gun owners in Chicago and suburban Cook County may have new incentives for keeping better track of their weapons.

01/12/2013

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Judge Re-Thinking Courthouse Cell Phone Ban, With Domestic Violence Victims In Mind

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.

01/04/2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle To Take On Racial Inequities In Judicial System

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.

01/04/2013

Cook County Clerk David Orr presides over the first marriage of 2013: Stephen S. Pyo, 47, and Angela Marie McKinney, 28.

First Marriage For New Year In Cook County

Cook County has a new first couple–the first couple to say “I do” in 2013.

01/02/2013

Stack of cash (CBS)

New Year Brings New Fees In Chicago

The city’s parking meters, Chicago area water rates, cigarettes, license plates — all are getting more expensive this year.

12/31/2012

Cell Phone Camera

Cook County Sheriff: Enforcing Cell-Phone Ban At Courthouses Will Be Challenging

Beginning Jan. 14, cell phones will be banned for most people at Cook County courthouses. Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned about the logistics of the policy shift.

12/17/2012

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Vanecko Judge Steps Aside, New Judge From Outside Cook County Sought

After a judge with ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley recused himself from the involuntary manslaughter case against a Daley nephew, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is asking the state’s highest court to appoint a judge from outside the county.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Cigarettes that were being sold without the required Cook County tax stamp are organized before seizure by county revenue investigators. (Credit: CBS)

Tax Raids Find Millions Of Dollars In Cigarette Tax Cheating

Cook County investigators have been raiding stores across the county that have been breaking the law, and ripping off taxpayers of millions of dollars, by selling cigarettes without proper taxes.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

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Second Cold Death Reported In Cook County

A homeless man found near a University of Illinois at Chicago student center is the second person in Cook County to die of cold exposure.

12/09/2012

Off-Duty Prisons Officer Shot On South Side

An off-duty Cook County corrections officer was shot multiple times after he thought he was being followed while driving his car.

12/04/2012

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Cop Charged With Striking Cyclist, Then Lying About It

An off-duty Chicago police officer allegedly ran his car into a young woman riding her bicycle and later blamed her for causing the accident, the Sun-Times is reporting.

11/29/2012

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