Just a couple of weeks before Election Day, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is trying to figure out what to do about a long-time employee of the clerk’s office who is an alleged gang leader.
Cook County’s plan to shut down suburban courthouses on weekends went into effect last week with the closure of the Bridgeview courthouse. But police who now must transport arrestees to the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago for bond hearings reported that longer round trips were the only problem.
Because the suburban Cook County courthouses will be closed on weekends starting next year, there will soon be five fewer options for wedding or civil union ceremonies.
Get into trouble on the weekends in Cook County and no matter where you are arrested — from Schaumburg to the city’s West Side to Orland Park — you’ll soon be able to appear before a judge only at Chicago’s 26th and California courthouse.
Twelve families were displaced from a Maywood apartment building after a fire Sunday morning.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday announced nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing and stabilize communities in three west suburban Cook County communities.
A cab driver died and a 68-year-old woman was wounded during a shooting Saturday in west suburban Maywood.
Police say a fight over a woman led a former Hines VA Hospital worker to kill a colleague over the weekend.
A 74-year-old man and a 50-year-old man are dead and at least 16 other people were wounded by gunfire across the city from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
A raging fire broke out Wednesday morning at a house in west suburban Maywood.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a plan to recover almost $15 million owed by some suburbs for unpaid water services provided by the City of Chicago.
The police in suburban Maywood say that gangs, drugs and prison inmates beyond their capacity to stop, so they are asking the Cook County Sheriff’s Department for help in quelling the crime wave.
Andy Shaw, President and CEO of the Better Government Association is taking issue with the police chief in Maywood describing the use of officers to chauffeur trustees as a “courtesy”.
Maywood police are looking for the passenger of a car that crashed into an apartment building after a shooting early Tuesday morning, killing a girl as she was sleeping.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is actively going after $15 million in unpaid water bills owed to the city by four Chicago suburbs. He also promised to take another look at free water that the city supplies to various non-profit groups.
The city of Chicago is owed $47 million in unpaid water bills. It’s a big number for a cash-strapped city. A Better Government Association study found that those who owe much of that money might not be who you expect.
Last spring, in a chance meeting, Maywood village trustee candidate Cheryl Ealey asked Village Clerk Gary Woll why the village was dragging its feet on the release of a number of documents sought by those challenging the administration. Ealey claims that Woll told her that the village “won’t give you information to use against us.”
Police are beefing up patrols on 19th Avenue in Maywood Sunday because shootings there have left two men murdered and three other people wounded Saturday and Sunday.
Maywood police are investigating the slaying of a Chicago man early Saturday in the west suburb, police said.
An extra-alarm fire broke out Wednesday morning in a retirement community building in Maywood.