Cook County, Comcast To Provide Free Internet Service For 14,000 Suburban Students Living In Public HousingCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a recent national survey shows 80% of white households in the U.S. have internet access, compared to 67% of Black households and 60% of Latinx households.
Chicago Businesses Launch Nonprofit Offering Police Mental Health SupportA new nonprofit organization launched Thursday called Bank the Blue will offer mental health support programs outside of officers' departments.
Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019"African Americans make up 24% of the county's population, but half of the overdose opioid deaths this year."
Cook County Courts Back In SessionAttorneys and litigants may appear in-person, but some judges will continue to hear cases online as a safety precaution.
Sharp Increase In Opioid Overdose Deaths Is A Symptom Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, Doctors SayFor health experts a worst fear has come true -- alarming numbers out of Cook County show a sharp spike in overdose deaths from opioids. Those on the front lines of the crisis call it yet another indirect symptom of coronavirus and the effects of quarantine.
Backlog In Cook County Circuit Courts May Be Relieved Soon"We don't have the push of the courts to keep cases moving."
With Pandemic Hampering Census Efforts, Cook County Officials Seek More Help With Population CountCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, due to the pandemic, officials had to adjust their outreach strategy to protect the health and safety of census takers and the general public.
Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge.
Preckwinkle 'Profoundly Disappointed' In Cook County Decision To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First RespondersFirst responders at suburban police departments like in Hazel Crest say the list is crucial for their safety. Meanwhile residents argue it is an invasion of their medical privacy.
After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Look Into Issuing Death Certificates, Deemed Non Essential During COVID-19The Clerk's Office has a total staff of 265 people and no one has been furloughed. A representative said the certificates have to be printed on customized security paper, which limits their ability to provide these records from home.
Cook County Residents Unable To Get Death Certificates Because They Aren't Considered EssentialIt is considered a vital record, but grieving families in Cook County are stunned to learn death certificates are not considered essential even though other counties across the state and nation are sending them out as usual.
Suburban Chicago Mayors Want Their Municipalities Reopened Now"We shouldn't be treated as if we all live and work in Cook County, because we don't."
12-Year-Old Ernesto Guzman Is Youngest Cook County COVID-19 VictimHis uncle remembers him as a child who valued family and unity.
Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 MonthsThe waiver would means property owners would have until Oct. 1 to pay without facing a 1.5% interest penalty. Bills are normally due by Aug. 3.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Sees 60% Jump In Those Seeking Food Assistance"Every day we learn stories of individuals, some of whom are turning to food pantries for the very first time in their lives."