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After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Look Into Issuing Death Certificates, Deemed Non Essential During COVID-19

After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Look Into Issuing Death Certificates, Deemed Non Essential During COVID-19

The 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 secu [...] Read full article: After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Loo...→

After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Look Into Issuing Death Certificates, Deemed Non Essential During COVID-19

After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Look Into Issuing Death Certificates, Deemed Non Essential During COVID-19

The 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 secu [...] Read full article: After CBS 2 Report, Cook County Will Loo...→

Cook County Health projects up to $100 million revenue gap

Cook County Health projects up to $100 million revenue gap

The county’s health fund, which covers the Health and Hospital system, had a projected shortfall of $60 million to $75 million in April, according to Ammar Riz [...] Read full article: Cook County Health projects up to $100 m...→

Kane County Board blocks coroner's ability to share COVID-19 death stats

Kane County Board blocks coroner's ability to share COVID-19 death stats

A week after deciding not to restrict the coroner's use of the official county newsletter to publish COVID-19 death stats, the Kane County Board changed its mi [...] Read full article: Kane County Board blocks coroner's abili...→

Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID death tally after Post report

Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID death tally after Post report

A Bronx nursing home has dramatically raised the death count of its residents from the coronavirus — after The Post reported allegations that it had substantia [...] Read full article: Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID de...→

Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,800 in Los Angeles County

Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,800 in Los Angeles County

A return to beaches and slight relaxing of health orders at retail stores arrived, but, sadly, so did more deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,80...→

Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook County Surpasses Queens for Most Cases in US

Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook County Surpasses Queens for Most Cases in US

As Cook County’s total number of reported coronavirus cases nears 60,000, the county marked an unsettling new milestone. Data showed the northern Illinois coun [...] Read full article: Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook C...→

Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down as Gov. Wolf Threats Scare Citizens

Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down as Gov. Wolf Threats Scare Citizens

Dauphin County, home to Pennsylvania's capital city Harrisburg, is reportedly backing down from proceeding with reopening on Friday. Read full article: Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down ...→

Can you get a marriage license in Cook County during the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends.

Can you get a marriage license in Cook County during the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends.

During the pandemic, marriage licenses in Cook County, Illinois, are being offered only to those with an urgent need to get married. Read full article: Can you get a marriage license in Cook C...→

Couple’s Death in Parker County Investigated as Murder, Suicide

Couple’s Death in Parker County Investigated as Murder, Suicide

The deaths of two people in Parker County are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide according to county officials. Read full article: Couple’s Death in Parker County Investig...→

Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death, 26 Additional Cases

Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death, 26 Additional Cases

“Please keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers as we report this 23rd loss of a life in our county,” said Denton County Judge Andy Ead [...] Read full article: Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Re...→

Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back to November for Cases of Coronavirus

Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back to November for Cases of Coronavirus

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting a review of deaths dating back to November of last year to see if any previously recorded deaths may ha [...] Read full article: Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back...→

Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Cook County Jail

Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Cook County Jail

A detainee escaped from Cook County Jail over the weekend after disguising himself as another detainee about to be discharged, authorities say. Jahquez Scott a [...] Read full article: Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Coo...→

Cook County passes COVID property-tax relief

The Cook County Board approved some relief for property taxpayers today, agreeing to waive late-payment interest penalties for two months. Bills are still tech [...] Read full article: Cook County passes COVID property-tax re...→

Man recently released from Cook County Jail back behind bars in connection with 2019 murder

Man recently released from Cook County Jail back behind bars in connection with 2019 murder

Niko Hines allegedly murdered 35-year-old Maurice Reynolds in front of Reynolds’ girlfriend and their 5-year-old daughter in East Garfield Park. Read full article: Man recently released from Cook County J...→

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

Additional parking lots at popular Cook County forest preserves will be closed over Memorial Day weekend to prevent overcrowding and violations of Illinois’ st [...] Read full article: More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking...→

Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in coronavirus cases, officials say (LIVE UPDATES)

Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in coronavirus cases, officials say (LIVE UPDATES)

Read the full report from Carly Behm here.... She joined more than 5,000 UIC students — and tens of thousands more at other Illinois schools — left with no cho [...] Read full article: Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ ...→

Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 Months

Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 Months

The 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.  Read full article: Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd I...→

COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Tops 2,500: Medical Examiner

COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Tops 2,500: Medical Examiner

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed another 86 deaths related to COVID-19. There are now 2,552 deaths in Cook County from the coronavirus, [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Top...→

Cook County correctional officer dies of COVID-19 complications: officials

Cook County correctional officer dies of COVID-19 complications: officials

Antoine Jones, 51, worked for the Cook County sheriff’s office since July 2002, authorities said. He lived on the South Side and is survived by his wife and fi [...] Read full article: Cook County correctional officer dies of...→

LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,500; More Than 1,000 New Cases Confirmed

LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,500; More Than 1,000 New Cases Confirmed

More than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, with 44 new deaths related to the virus, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Sat [...] Read full article: LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,...→

Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Additional Death, 96 New Cases As Beaches Reopen For Active Use

Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Additional Death, 96 New Cases As Beaches Reopen For Active Use

Orange County health officials reported an additional coronavirus-related death Thursday, bringing the total to 66 as county beaches reopened under the county' [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Addit...→

FBI offers reward for parolee who used another inmate’s identity to walk out of Cook County Jail

FBI offers reward for parolee who used another inmate’s identity to walk out of Cook County Jail

The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the Cook County Jail detainee who allegedly swapped identities with another man and slipp [...] Read full article: FBI offers reward for parolee who used a...→

FBI offers reward in Cook County jail escape case

FBI offers reward in Cook County jail escape case

The FBI has offered a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the capture of Jahquez Scott, a Cook County jail detainee who authorities say escaped o [...] Read full article: FBI offers reward in Cook County jail es...→

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Citing the most recent COVID-19-related detainee death, advocates are questioning whether the sheriff’s office’s has the ability to meet federal court orders o [...] Read full article: Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees...→

Riverside County coronavirus cases increase to 4,454; death toll now at 184

Riverside County coronavirus cases increase to 4,454; death toll now at 184

The increases of 100 cases and 3 deaths reported Tuesday, May 5, were lower than those given Monday Read full article: Riverside County coronavirus cases incre...→

Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

Health officials are reporting another death from the coronavirus and 224 additional positive cases in Dallas.  Read full article: Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224...→

Cook County likely to waive late fees on property tax payments

Cook County likely to waive late fees on property tax payments

Cook County plans to waive late fees on property tax payments due in August and extend the deadline to pay the second installment of taxes to Oct. 1, officials [...] Read full article: Cook County likely to waive late fees on...→

Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape From Cook County Jail Back in Custody

Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape From Cook County Jail Back in Custody

A detainee accused of buying his way out of Cook County Jail and leading authorities on a week-long manhunt has committed an offense that “cuts directly to the [...] Read full article: Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape Fr...→

Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Related Death, All at Same Long-Term Care Facility

Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Related Death, All at Same Long-Term Care Facility

All five people to die after testing positive for COVID-19 in Rockwall County were residents of the same long-term care facility, according to county officials [...] Read full article: Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Rel...→

Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus Fatalities; Death Toll Surpasses 100

Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus Fatalities; Death Toll Surpasses 100

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reported six new coronavirus fatalities, bringing the county's death toll to 101. Read full article: Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus...→

Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

The lack of devices could strain the sheriff’s office’s ability to socially distance detainees, leading to more COVID-19 cases, inmate advocates said. Read full article: Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of...→

Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook County needs black, Latino men as volunteers

Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook County needs black, Latino men as volunteers

The majority of children served by CASA volunteers are African American or Latino, but the pool of volunteers is 80% white. Read full article: Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook C...→

CBS News denies staging long car line for coronavirus testing in on-air report

CBS News denies staging long car line for coronavirus testing in on-air report

CBS News is denying claims that the network staged a lengthy car line at Michigan coronavirus testing center for a recent on-air report.  Read full article: CBS News denies staging long car line fo...→

Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recoveries From COVID-19

Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recoveries From COVID-19

There are some discrepancies between state and local jurisdictions when it comes to reporting how many people have recovered from the new coronavirus. Read full article: Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recover...→

Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Switched Identities With Another Inmate, Was Released From Jail While Wearing Mask

Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Switched Identities With Another Inmate, Was Released From Jail While Wearing Mask

A Cook County Jail inmate switched identities with another inmate and was wrongfully released while wearing a face mask this past weekend, the Sheriff’s office [...] Read full article: Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Swi...→

Cook County Health projects up to $100 million revenue gap

Cook County Health projects up to $100 million revenue gap

The county’s health fund, which covers the Health and Hospital system, had a projected shortfall of $60 million to $75 million in April, according to Ammar Riz [...] Read full article: Cook County Health projects up to $100 m...→

Man recently released from Cook County Jail back behind bars in connection with 2019 murder

Man recently released from Cook County Jail back behind bars in connection with 2019 murder

Niko Hines allegedly murdered 35-year-old Maurice Reynolds in front of Reynolds’ girlfriend and their 5-year-old daughter in East Garfield Park. Read full article: Man recently released from Cook County J...→

Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID death tally after Post report

Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID death tally after Post report

A Bronx nursing home has dramatically raised the death count of its residents from the coronavirus — after The Post reported allegations that it had substantia [...] Read full article: Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID de...→

Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

Health officials are reporting another death from the coronavirus and 224 additional positive cases in Dallas.  Read full article: Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224...→

Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in coronavirus cases, officials say (LIVE UPDATES)

Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in coronavirus cases, officials say (LIVE UPDATES)

Read the full report from Carly Behm here.... She joined more than 5,000 UIC students — and tens of thousands more at other Illinois schools — left with no cho [...] Read full article: Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ ...→

Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook County Surpasses Queens for Most Cases in US

Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook County Surpasses Queens for Most Cases in US

As Cook County’s total number of reported coronavirus cases nears 60,000, the county marked an unsettling new milestone. Data showed the northern Illinois coun [...] Read full article: Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook C...→

Cook County likely to waive late fees on property tax payments

Cook County likely to waive late fees on property tax payments

Cook County plans to waive late fees on property tax payments due in August and extend the deadline to pay the second installment of taxes to Oct. 1, officials [...] Read full article: Cook County likely to waive late fees on...→

Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 Months

Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 Months

The 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.  Read full article: Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd I...→

Can you get a marriage license in Cook County during the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends.

Can you get a marriage license in Cook County during the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends.

During the pandemic, marriage licenses in Cook County, Illinois, are being offered only to those with an urgent need to get married. Read full article: Can you get a marriage license in Cook C...→

Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape From Cook County Jail Back in Custody

Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape From Cook County Jail Back in Custody

A detainee accused of buying his way out of Cook County Jail and leading authorities on a week-long manhunt has committed an offense that “cuts directly to the [...] Read full article: Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape Fr...→

Cook County correctional officer dies of COVID-19 complications: officials

Cook County correctional officer dies of COVID-19 complications: officials

Antoine Jones, 51, worked for the Cook County sheriff’s office since July 2002, authorities said. He lived on the South Side and is survived by his wife and fi [...] Read full article: Cook County correctional officer dies of...→

Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus Fatalities; Death Toll Surpasses 100

Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus Fatalities; Death Toll Surpasses 100

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reported six new coronavirus fatalities, bringing the county's death toll to 101. Read full article: Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus...→

Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death, 26 Additional Cases

Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death, 26 Additional Cases

“Please keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers as we report this 23rd loss of a life in our county,” said Denton County Judge Andy Ead [...] Read full article: Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Re...→

Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook County needs black, Latino men as volunteers

Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook County needs black, Latino men as volunteers

The majority of children served by CASA volunteers are African American or Latino, but the pool of volunteers is 80% white. Read full article: Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook C...→

FBI offers reward for parolee who used another inmate’s identity to walk out of Cook County Jail

FBI offers reward for parolee who used another inmate’s identity to walk out of Cook County Jail

The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the Cook County Jail detainee who allegedly swapped identities with another man and slipp [...] Read full article: FBI offers reward for parolee who used a...→

Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recoveries From COVID-19

Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recoveries From COVID-19

There are some discrepancies between state and local jurisdictions when it comes to reporting how many people have recovered from the new coronavirus. Read full article: Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recover...→

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Citing the most recent COVID-19-related detainee death, advocates are questioning whether the sheriff’s office’s has the ability to meet federal court orders o [...] Read full article: Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees...→

Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Cook County Jail

Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Cook County Jail

A detainee escaped from Cook County Jail over the weekend after disguising himself as another detainee about to be discharged, authorities say. Jahquez Scott a [...] Read full article: Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Coo...→

Cook County passes COVID property-tax relief

The Cook County Board approved some relief for property taxpayers today, agreeing to waive late-payment interest penalties for two months. Bills are still tech [...] Read full article: Cook County passes COVID property-tax re...→

Kane County Board blocks coroner's ability to share COVID-19 death stats

Kane County Board blocks coroner's ability to share COVID-19 death stats

A week after deciding not to restrict the coroner's use of the official county newsletter to publish COVID-19 death stats, the Kane County Board changed its mi [...] Read full article: Kane County Board blocks coroner's abili...→

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

Additional parking lots at popular Cook County forest preserves will be closed over Memorial Day weekend to prevent overcrowding and violations of Illinois’ st [...] Read full article: More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking...→

Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,800 in Los Angeles County

Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,800 in Los Angeles County

A return to beaches and slight relaxing of health orders at retail stores arrived, but, sadly, so did more deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,80...→

Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down as Gov. Wolf Threats Scare Citizens

Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down as Gov. Wolf Threats Scare Citizens

Dauphin County, home to Pennsylvania's capital city Harrisburg, is reportedly backing down from proceeding with reopening on Friday. Read full article: Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down ...→

COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Tops 2,500: Medical Examiner

COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Tops 2,500: Medical Examiner

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed another 86 deaths related to COVID-19. There are now 2,552 deaths in Cook County from the coronavirus, [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Top...→

Couple’s Death in Parker County Investigated as Murder, Suicide

Couple’s Death in Parker County Investigated as Murder, Suicide

The deaths of two people in Parker County are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide according to county officials. Read full article: Couple’s Death in Parker County Investig...→

Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Related Death, All at Same Long-Term Care Facility

Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Related Death, All at Same Long-Term Care Facility

All five people to die after testing positive for COVID-19 in Rockwall County were residents of the same long-term care facility, according to county officials [...] Read full article: Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Rel...→

LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,500; More Than 1,000 New Cases Confirmed

LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,500; More Than 1,000 New Cases Confirmed

More than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, with 44 new deaths related to the virus, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Sat [...] Read full article: LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,...→

Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

The lack of devices could strain the sheriff’s office’s ability to socially distance detainees, leading to more COVID-19 cases, inmate advocates said. Read full article: Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of...→

Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Additional Death, 96 New Cases As Beaches Reopen For Active Use

Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Additional Death, 96 New Cases As Beaches Reopen For Active Use

Orange County health officials reported an additional coronavirus-related death Thursday, bringing the total to 66 as county beaches reopened under the county' [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Addit...→

Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back to November for Cases of Coronavirus

Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back to November for Cases of Coronavirus

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting a review of deaths dating back to November of last year to see if any previously recorded deaths may ha [...] Read full article: Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back...→

CBS News denies staging long car line for coronavirus testing in on-air report

CBS News denies staging long car line for coronavirus testing in on-air report

CBS News is denying claims that the network staged a lengthy car line at Michigan coronavirus testing center for a recent on-air report.  Read full article: CBS News denies staging long car line fo...→

FBI offers reward in Cook County jail escape case

FBI offers reward in Cook County jail escape case

The FBI has offered a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the capture of Jahquez Scott, a Cook County jail detainee who authorities say escaped o [...] Read full article: FBI offers reward in Cook County jail es...→

Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Switched Identities With Another Inmate, Was Released From Jail While Wearing Mask

Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Switched Identities With Another Inmate, Was Released From Jail While Wearing Mask

A Cook County Jail inmate switched identities with another inmate and was wrongfully released while wearing a face mask this past weekend, the Sheriff’s office [...] Read full article: Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Swi...→

Riverside County coronavirus cases increase to 4,454; death toll now at 184

Riverside County coronavirus cases increase to 4,454; death toll now at 184

The increases of 100 cases and 3 deaths reported Tuesday, May 5, were lower than those given Monday Read full article: Riverside County coronavirus cases incre...→

Cook County Health projects up to $100 million revenue gap

Cook County Health projects up to $100 million revenue gap

The county’s health fund, which covers the Health and Hospital system, had a projected shortfall of $60 million to $75 million in April, according to Ammar Riz [...] Read full article: Cook County Health projects up to $100 m...→

Cook County passes COVID property-tax relief

The Cook County Board approved some relief for property taxpayers today, agreeing to waive late-payment interest penalties for two months. Bills are still tech [...] Read full article: Cook County passes COVID property-tax re...→

Kane County Board blocks coroner's ability to share COVID-19 death stats

Kane County Board blocks coroner's ability to share COVID-19 death stats

A week after deciding not to restrict the coroner's use of the official county newsletter to publish COVID-19 death stats, the Kane County Board changed its mi [...] Read full article: Kane County Board blocks coroner's abili...→

Man recently released from Cook County Jail back behind bars in connection with 2019 murder

Man recently released from Cook County Jail back behind bars in connection with 2019 murder

Niko Hines allegedly murdered 35-year-old Maurice Reynolds in front of Reynolds’ girlfriend and their 5-year-old daughter in East Garfield Park. Read full article: Man recently released from Cook County J...→

Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID death tally after Post report

Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID death tally after Post report

A Bronx nursing home has dramatically raised the death count of its residents from the coronavirus — after The Post reported allegations that it had substantia [...] Read full article: Hebrew Home at Riverdale raises COVID de...→

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

Additional parking lots at popular Cook County forest preserves will be closed over Memorial Day weekend to prevent overcrowding and violations of Illinois’ st [...] Read full article: More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking...→

Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

Health officials are reporting another death from the coronavirus and 224 additional positive cases in Dallas.  Read full article: Dallas County Reports Another Death, 224...→

Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,800 in Los Angeles County

Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,800 in Los Angeles County

A return to beaches and slight relaxing of health orders at retail stores arrived, but, sadly, so did more deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Death toll inches past 1,80...→

Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in coronavirus cases, officials say (LIVE UPDATES)

Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in coronavirus cases, officials say (LIVE UPDATES)

Read the full report from Carly Behm here.... She joined more than 5,000 UIC students — and tens of thousands more at other Illinois schools — left with no cho [...] Read full article: Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ ...→

Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook County Surpasses Queens for Most Cases in US

Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook County Surpasses Queens for Most Cases in US

As Cook County’s total number of reported coronavirus cases nears 60,000, the county marked an unsettling new milestone. Data showed the northern Illinois coun [...] Read full article: Ezike Says Testing Played Role as Cook C...→

Cook County likely to waive late fees on property tax payments

Cook County likely to waive late fees on property tax payments

Cook County plans to waive late fees on property tax payments due in August and extend the deadline to pay the second installment of taxes to Oct. 1, officials [...] Read full article: Cook County likely to waive late fees on...→

Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down as Gov. Wolf Threats Scare Citizens

Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down as Gov. Wolf Threats Scare Citizens

Dauphin County, home to Pennsylvania's capital city Harrisburg, is reportedly backing down from proceeding with reopening on Friday. Read full article: Report: Capital County in PA Backs Down ...→

Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 Months

Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 Months

The 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.  Read full article: Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd I...→

Can you get a marriage license in Cook County during the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends.

Can you get a marriage license in Cook County during the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends.

During the pandemic, marriage licenses in Cook County, Illinois, are being offered only to those with an urgent need to get married. Read full article: Can you get a marriage license in Cook C...→

COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Tops 2,500: Medical Examiner

COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Tops 2,500: Medical Examiner

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed another 86 deaths related to COVID-19. There are now 2,552 deaths in Cook County from the coronavirus, [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Deaths Count in Cook County Top...→

Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape From Cook County Jail Back in Custody

Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape From Cook County Jail Back in Custody

A detainee accused of buying his way out of Cook County Jail and leading authorities on a week-long manhunt has committed an offense that “cuts directly to the [...] Read full article: Detainee Whose Mask Helped Him Escape Fr...→

Couple’s Death in Parker County Investigated as Murder, Suicide

Couple’s Death in Parker County Investigated as Murder, Suicide

The deaths of two people in Parker County are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide according to county officials. Read full article: Couple’s Death in Parker County Investig...→

Cook County correctional officer dies of COVID-19 complications: officials

Cook County correctional officer dies of COVID-19 complications: officials

Antoine Jones, 51, worked for the Cook County sheriff’s office since July 2002, authorities said. He lived on the South Side and is survived by his wife and fi [...] Read full article: Cook County correctional officer dies of...→

Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Related Death, All at Same Long-Term Care Facility

Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Related Death, All at Same Long-Term Care Facility

All five people to die after testing positive for COVID-19 in Rockwall County were residents of the same long-term care facility, according to county officials [...] Read full article: Rockwall County Reports 5th COVID-19-Rel...→

LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,500; More Than 1,000 New Cases Confirmed

LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,500; More Than 1,000 New Cases Confirmed

More than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, with 44 new deaths related to the virus, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Sat [...] Read full article: LA County COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,...→

Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus Fatalities; Death Toll Surpasses 100

Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus Fatalities; Death Toll Surpasses 100

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reported six new coronavirus fatalities, bringing the county's death toll to 101. Read full article: Tarrant County Reports 6 New Coronavirus...→

Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

The lack of devices could strain the sheriff’s office’s ability to socially distance detainees, leading to more COVID-19 cases, inmate advocates said. Read full article: Cook County Sheriff’s office runs out of...→

Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death, 26 Additional Cases

Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death, 26 Additional Cases

“Please keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers as we report this 23rd loss of a life in our county,” said Denton County Judge Andy Ead [...] Read full article: Denton County Reports New Coronavirus-Re...→

Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Additional Death, 96 New Cases As Beaches Reopen For Active Use

Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Additional Death, 96 New Cases As Beaches Reopen For Active Use

Orange County health officials reported an additional coronavirus-related death Thursday, bringing the total to 66 as county beaches reopened under the county' [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Orange County Reports Addit...→

Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook County needs black, Latino men as volunteers

Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook County needs black, Latino men as volunteers

The majority of children served by CASA volunteers are African American or Latino, but the pool of volunteers is 80% white. Read full article: Advocacy group for foster kids in Cook C...→

Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back to November for Cases of Coronavirus

Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back to November for Cases of Coronavirus

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting a review of deaths dating back to November of last year to see if any previously recorded deaths may ha [...] Read full article: Cook County to Review Deaths Dating Back...→

FBI offers reward for parolee who used another inmate’s identity to walk out of Cook County Jail

FBI offers reward for parolee who used another inmate’s identity to walk out of Cook County Jail

The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the Cook County Jail detainee who allegedly swapped identities with another man and slipp [...] Read full article: FBI offers reward for parolee who used a...→

CBS News denies staging long car line for coronavirus testing in on-air report

CBS News denies staging long car line for coronavirus testing in on-air report

CBS News is denying claims that the network staged a lengthy car line at Michigan coronavirus testing center for a recent on-air report.  Read full article: CBS News denies staging long car line fo...→

FBI offers reward in Cook County jail escape case

FBI offers reward in Cook County jail escape case

The FBI has offered a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the capture of Jahquez Scott, a Cook County jail detainee who authorities say escaped o [...] Read full article: FBI offers reward in Cook County jail es...→

Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recoveries From COVID-19

Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recoveries From COVID-19

There are some discrepancies between state and local jurisdictions when it comes to reporting how many people have recovered from the new coronavirus. Read full article: Why Dallas County Doesn’t Report Recover...→

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Citing the most recent COVID-19-related detainee death, advocates are questioning whether the sheriff’s office’s has the ability to meet federal court orders o [...] Read full article: Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees...→

Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Switched Identities With Another Inmate, Was Released From Jail While Wearing Mask

Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Switched Identities With Another Inmate, Was Released From Jail While Wearing Mask

A Cook County Jail inmate switched identities with another inmate and was wrongfully released while wearing a face mask this past weekend, the Sheriff’s office [...] Read full article: Authorities: Cook County Jail Inmate Swi...→

Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Cook County Jail

Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Cook County Jail

A detainee escaped from Cook County Jail over the weekend after disguising himself as another detainee about to be discharged, authorities say. Jahquez Scott a [...] Read full article: Prisoner Using Disguise Escapes From Coo...→

Riverside County coronavirus cases increase to 4,454; death toll now at 184

Riverside County coronavirus cases increase to 4,454; death toll now at 184

The increases of 100 cases and 3 deaths reported Tuesday, May 5, were lower than those given Monday Read full article: Riverside County coronavirus cases incre...→