Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,304 New Cases, 47 More Deaths; Suburban Cook County Moves To Phase 4, But Won't Expand Indoor Dining CapacityAlthough state rules under Phase 4 allow bars and restaurants to seat up to 10 people per table indoors, suburban Cook County will limit parties to 6 people per table.
Illinois, Cook County Launch Websites To Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccination AppointmentsWith a shortage of vaccine as Illinois begins the next phase of inoculations, two new websites are going online to try to make signing up for an appointment simpler.
Chicago, Suburban Cook County Enter Tier 1 COVID-19 Mitigations, May Resume Indoor DiningChicago and suburban Cook County have moved to Tier 1 COVID-19 mitigations, state health officials announced Saturday.
Growing Concerns That New Spike In Child Deaths Is Side Effect Of Social DistancingGrowing concern that the new year is seeing a stunning new spike in child deaths has child advocates in Cook County worried that month 10 of the pandemic is leaving some families frayed and careless.
Immigration Unit Added To Cook County Public Defender's Office"There's a prosecutor there. There's a judge there. But nobody there to represent you."
Medical Transportation Company Forced To Change Policies After Withholding Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Payments To DriversCook County is demanding more changes from a medical transport company after CBS 2 exposed that they were withholding tens of thousands of dollars from drivers they contracted. 
Transit Company In Cook County Not Getting Tens Of Thousands Owed: 'There's A Variety Of Things We Didn't Get Paid For'"They took advantage of a large guy, so imagine what they're doing to the smaller people."
Juneteenth Officially Now Recognized Holiday In Cook CountyThe Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make Juneteenth a paid holiday for 22,000 county workers starting next year. 
Cook County Restarts COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program With More Money AvailableCook County is re-starting its emergency cash program, and this time there is a lot more money available for people struggling in the pandemic.
Cold Case Arrest: Michigan Mother Antoinette Briley Charged In 2003 Murders Of Newborn TwinsA Michigan woman is now charged with the 2003 murders of her newborn twin sons in suburban Cook County, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. 
Cook County Homicides Spike, Top 900 Mark In 2020