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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Vetoes Plan To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First Responders

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Vetoes Plan To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First Responders

"I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including th [...] Read full article: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwi...→

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Vetoes Plan To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First Responders

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Vetoes Plan To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First Responders

"I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including th [...] Read full article: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwi...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

Both the Los Angeles County’s supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council have approved millions in rent relief. Read full article: LA City Council, County Board Of Supervi...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

"The critical issue is implementation," Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "I hope that in the committee, there’ll be a healthy discussion about how we wan [...] Read full article: County Board advances resolution to defu...→

McHenry County Board tables correction of precinct sizes

McHenry County Board tables correction of precinct sizes

McHenry County Board members voted Tuesday to indefinitely table a resolution proposed by county clerk and recorder Joe Tirio that would have divided five of t [...] Read full article: McHenry County Board tables correction o...→

Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 million budget

Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 million budget

The Cook Memorial Public Library District board has approved a roughly $9.8 million budget for the next fiscal year. That's about the same as the current year' [...] Read full article: Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 ...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 Million Masks

LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 Million Masks

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to buy and give away three million cloth face masks in the next 90 days. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and [...] Read full article: LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 M...→

Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

Embroiled in controversy over homophobic statements she made, Cook Memorial Public Library District board President Bonnie Quirke on Tuesday resigned from the [...] Read full article: Cook Memorial library board president re...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Will County Board member alleges sexual harassment against fellow board member after exchange at online meeting

Will County Board member alleges sexual harassment against fellow board member after exchange at online meeting

Board member Rachel Ventura filed the complaint Wednesday against board member and majority party leader Mark Ferry, a first for the County Board. Read full article: Will County Board member alleges sexual ...→

McHenry County Board members to host town hall on senior services

McHenry County Board members to host town hall on senior services

McHenry County Board members Paula Yensen and Suzanne Ness will co-host a virtual town hall meeting from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday to discuss senior care service [...] Read full article: McHenry County Board members to host tow...→

Library board president blasted for comments decrying 'the homosexual agenda'

Library board president blasted for comments decrying 'the homosexual agenda'

Cook Memorial Public Library District board President Bonnie Quirke was publicly criticized Tuesday for an old speech in which she accused libraries of promoti [...] Read full article: Library board president blasted for comm...→

Broward County Public School Board discusses plans to reopen for 2020-21 school year

Broward County Public School Board discusses plans to reopen for 2020-21 school year

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward County Public School Board is currently reviewing different options on reopening for the upcoming 2020-21 school yea [...] Read full article: Broward County Public School Board discu...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

DuPage considering whether to ask voters about reducing size of county board

DuPage considering whether to ask voters about reducing size of county board

DuPage County Board members want to do some homework before asking voters to weigh in on a proposal to eliminate one-third of the board's seats. Read full article: DuPage considering whether to ask voters...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

The School District of Manatee County is inviting the community to provide feedback during a special School Board Workshop discussing back-to-school plans for [...] Read full article: Manatee County families invited to parti...→

Fairfax County School Board votes to change name of Robert E. Lee High School | WTOP

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia, on Tuesday. Read full article: Fairfax County School Board votes to cha...→

LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can't Wait' Force Policies

LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can't Wait' Force Policies

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to ask law enforcement agencies countywide to adopt a slightly modified ver [...] Read full article: LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Ca...→

Riverside County board chairman sees roadblocks in social services oversight

Riverside County board chairman sees roadblocks in social services oversight

“If this continues … we are going to have to ask some folks to ‘retire early’ … ” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries warns. Read full article: Riverside County board chairman sees roa...→

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. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Kane County Board ready to ditch task force overseeing federal COVID relief funds

Kane County Board ready to ditch task force overseeing federal COVID relief funds

A growing number of Kane County Board members are preparing to abandon the official task force created to determine how to spend the $93 million in federal COV [...] Read full article: Kane County Board ready to ditch task fo...→

Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises 'No Leadership' On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County

Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises 'No Leadership' On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County

DARBY, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, tore into President Donald Trump on Wednesday while campaigning in Delaware C [...] Read full article: Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises...→

Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen review board for officers amid calls for change

Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen review board for officers amid calls for change

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County Commissioners are doing their part in listening to the calls for change stemming from the death of George... Read full article: Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County sheriff's deputies are on a fast track to start using body cameras for the first time. A committee of county board members gave preliminary approva [...] Read full article: Kane County panel backs body cameras as ...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

The School District of Manatee County is inviting the community to provide feedback during a special School Board Workshop discussing back-to-school plans for [...] Read full article: Manatee County families invited to parti...→

LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 Million Masks

LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 Million Masks

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to buy and give away three million cloth face masks in the next 90 days. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and [...] Read full article: LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 M...→

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

Both the Los Angeles County’s supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council have approved millions in rent relief. Read full article: LA City Council, County Board Of Supervi...→

LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can't Wait' Force Policies

LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can't Wait' Force Policies

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to ask law enforcement agencies countywide to adopt a slightly modified ver [...] Read full article: LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Ca...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

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. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Will County Board member alleges sexual harassment against fellow board member after exchange at online meeting

Will County Board member alleges sexual harassment against fellow board member after exchange at online meeting

Board member Rachel Ventura filed the complaint Wednesday against board member and majority party leader Mark Ferry, a first for the County Board. Read full article: Will County Board member alleges sexual ...→

Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 million budget

Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 million budget

The Cook Memorial Public Library District board has approved a roughly $9.8 million budget for the next fiscal year. That's about the same as the current year' [...] Read full article: Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 ...→

Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises 'No Leadership' On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County

Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises 'No Leadership' On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County

DARBY, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, tore into President Donald Trump on Wednesday while campaigning in Delaware C [...] Read full article: Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises...→

Library board president blasted for comments decrying 'the homosexual agenda'

Library board president blasted for comments decrying 'the homosexual agenda'

Cook Memorial Public Library District board President Bonnie Quirke was publicly criticized Tuesday for an old speech in which she accused libraries of promoti [...] Read full article: Library board president blasted for comm...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen review board for officers amid calls for change

Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen review board for officers amid calls for change

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County Commissioners are doing their part in listening to the calls for change stemming from the death of George... Read full article: Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

DuPage considering whether to ask voters about reducing size of county board

DuPage considering whether to ask voters about reducing size of county board

DuPage County Board members want to do some homework before asking voters to weigh in on a proposal to eliminate one-third of the board's seats. Read full article: DuPage considering whether to ask voters...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County sheriff's deputies are on a fast track to start using body cameras for the first time. A committee of county board members gave preliminary approva [...] Read full article: Kane County panel backs body cameras as ...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

Fairfax County School Board votes to change name of Robert E. Lee High School | WTOP

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia, on Tuesday. Read full article: Fairfax County School Board votes to cha...→

Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

Embroiled in controversy over homophobic statements she made, Cook Memorial Public Library District board President Bonnie Quirke on Tuesday resigned from the [...] Read full article: Cook Memorial library board president re...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Riverside County board chairman sees roadblocks in social services oversight

Riverside County board chairman sees roadblocks in social services oversight

“If this continues … we are going to have to ask some folks to ‘retire early’ … ” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries warns. Read full article: Riverside County board chairman sees roa...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

"The critical issue is implementation," Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "I hope that in the committee, there’ll be a healthy discussion about how we wan [...] Read full article: County Board advances resolution to defu...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

McHenry County Board tables correction of precinct sizes

McHenry County Board tables correction of precinct sizes

McHenry County Board members voted Tuesday to indefinitely table a resolution proposed by county clerk and recorder Joe Tirio that would have divided five of t [...] Read full article: McHenry County Board tables correction o...→

Kane County Board ready to ditch task force overseeing federal COVID relief funds

Kane County Board ready to ditch task force overseeing federal COVID relief funds

A growing number of Kane County Board members are preparing to abandon the official task force created to determine how to spend the $93 million in federal COV [...] Read full article: Kane County Board ready to ditch task fo...→

McHenry County Board members to host town hall on senior services

McHenry County Board members to host town hall on senior services

McHenry County Board members Paula Yensen and Suzanne Ness will co-host a virtual town hall meeting from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday to discuss senior care service [...] Read full article: McHenry County Board members to host tow...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

Broward County Public School Board discusses plans to reopen for 2020-21 school year

Broward County Public School Board discusses plans to reopen for 2020-21 school year

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward County Public School Board is currently reviewing different options on reopening for the upcoming 2020-21 school yea [...] Read full article: Broward County Public School Board discu...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

The School District of Manatee County is inviting the community to provide feedback during a special School Board Workshop discussing back-to-school plans for [...] Read full article: Manatee County families invited to parti...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 Million Masks

LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 Million Masks

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to buy and give away three million cloth face masks in the next 90 days. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and [...] Read full article: LA County Board Approves Plan to Buy 3 M...→

Fairfax County School Board votes to change name of Robert E. Lee High School | WTOP

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia, on Tuesday. Read full article: Fairfax County School Board votes to cha...→

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

Both the Los Angeles County’s supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council have approved millions in rent relief. Read full article: LA City Council, County Board Of Supervi...→

Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

Embroiled in controversy over homophobic statements she made, Cook Memorial Public Library District board President Bonnie Quirke on Tuesday resigned from the [...] Read full article: Cook Memorial library board president re...→

LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can't Wait' Force Policies

LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can't Wait' Force Policies

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to ask law enforcement agencies countywide to adopt a slightly modified ver [...] Read full article: LA County Board to Vote on Revised ‘8 Ca...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Riverside County board chairman sees roadblocks in social services oversight

Riverside County board chairman sees roadblocks in social services oversight

“If this continues … we are going to have to ask some folks to ‘retire early’ … ” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries warns. Read full article: Riverside County board chairman sees roa...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

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. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

"The critical issue is implementation," Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "I hope that in the committee, there’ll be a healthy discussion about how we wan [...] Read full article: County Board advances resolution to defu...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

McHenry County Board tables correction of precinct sizes

McHenry County Board tables correction of precinct sizes

McHenry County Board members voted Tuesday to indefinitely table a resolution proposed by county clerk and recorder Joe Tirio that would have divided five of t [...] Read full article: McHenry County Board tables correction o...→

Will County Board member alleges sexual harassment against fellow board member after exchange at online meeting

Will County Board member alleges sexual harassment against fellow board member after exchange at online meeting

Board member Rachel Ventura filed the complaint Wednesday against board member and majority party leader Mark Ferry, a first for the County Board. Read full article: Will County Board member alleges sexual ...→

Kane County Board ready to ditch task force overseeing federal COVID relief funds

Kane County Board ready to ditch task force overseeing federal COVID relief funds

A growing number of Kane County Board members are preparing to abandon the official task force created to determine how to spend the $93 million in federal COV [...] Read full article: Kane County Board ready to ditch task fo...→

Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 million budget

Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 million budget

The Cook Memorial Public Library District board has approved a roughly $9.8 million budget for the next fiscal year. That's about the same as the current year' [...] Read full article: Cook Memorial library board adopts $9.8 ...→

McHenry County Board members to host town hall on senior services

McHenry County Board members to host town hall on senior services

McHenry County Board members Paula Yensen and Suzanne Ness will co-host a virtual town hall meeting from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday to discuss senior care service [...] Read full article: McHenry County Board members to host tow...→

Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises 'No Leadership' On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County

Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises 'No Leadership' On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County

DARBY, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, tore into President Donald Trump on Wednesday while campaigning in Delaware C [...] Read full article: Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

Library board president blasted for comments decrying 'the homosexual agenda'

Library board president blasted for comments decrying 'the homosexual agenda'

Cook Memorial Public Library District board President Bonnie Quirke was publicly criticized Tuesday for an old speech in which she accused libraries of promoti [...] Read full article: Library board president blasted for comm...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Broward County Public School Board discusses plans to reopen for 2020-21 school year

Broward County Public School Board discusses plans to reopen for 2020-21 school year

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward County Public School Board is currently reviewing different options on reopening for the upcoming 2020-21 school yea [...] Read full article: Broward County Public School Board discu...→

Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen review board for officers amid calls for change

Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen review board for officers amid calls for change

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County Commissioners are doing their part in listening to the calls for change stemming from the death of George... Read full article: Broward County lawmakers suggest citizen...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

DuPage considering whether to ask voters about reducing size of county board

DuPage considering whether to ask voters about reducing size of county board

DuPage County Board members want to do some homework before asking voters to weigh in on a proposal to eliminate one-third of the board's seats. Read full article: DuPage considering whether to ask voters...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County sheriff's deputies are on a fast track to start using body cameras for the first time. A committee of county board members gave preliminary approva [...] Read full article: Kane County panel backs body cameras as ...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→