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Cook County Medicaid plan gets new payment model • Amita’s new strategy chief • Outpatient visits on the rise

NEW PAYMENT MODEL UNDER COOK COUNTY'S MEDICAID PLAN: As fewer patients seek medical care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Health’s Medicaid plan is inst [...] Read full article: Cook County Medicaid plan gets new payme...→

Cook County Medicaid plan gets new payment model • Amita’s new strategy chief • Outpatient visits on the rise

NEW PAYMENT MODEL UNDER COOK COUNTY'S MEDICAID PLAN: As fewer patients seek medical care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Health’s Medicaid plan is inst [...] Read full article: Cook County Medicaid plan gets new payme...→

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...→

Lake County state's attorney candidate lays out police accountability plan

Lake County state's attorney candidate lays out police accountability plan

In light of the nation's recent attention on police violence, Eric Rinehart, candidate for Lake County State's Attorney, released his plan to increase police a [...] Read full article: Lake County state's attorney candidate l...→

DuPage County developing funding plan to battle COVID-19

DuPage County developing funding plan to battle COVID-19

DuPage County officials have identified more than $41 million in proposed initiatives to battle COVID-19, including increased testing and the construction of a [...] Read full article: DuPage County developing funding plan to...→

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...→

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...→

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 ...→

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...→

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 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 Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Plan to shrink Lake County government headed to voters this fall

Plan to shrink Lake County government headed to voters this fall

Lake County residents will have the rare opportunity to reduce the size of local government when they vote this fall. Read full article: Plan to shrink Lake County government he...→

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

A throng of Cook County public defenders demonstrated outside Cook County’s main criminal courthouse on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a [...] Read full article: Public defenders march around Cook Count...→

Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths: medical examiner

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read full article: Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus dea...→

Medicaid managed care plan NextLevel Health closing

NextLevel Health is closing in July, CEO Dr. Cheryl Whitaker told employees during a town hall meeting today, according to an employee who was on the call. The [...] Read full article: Medicaid managed care plan NextLevel Hea...→

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 Agency Offers $800M Plan to Help 15,000 Homeless

LA County Agency Offers $800M Plan to Help 15,000 Homeless

An $800 million plan was unveiled Tuesday to house 15,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County who are considered most vulnerable to the coronavirus. The coun [...] Read full article: LA County Agency Offers $800M Plan to He...→

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...→

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...→

8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Diego County to Re-Evaluate Reopening Plan

8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Diego County to Re-Evaluate Reopening Plan

In the last seven days, San Diego County has seen eight outbreaks of COVID-19 in community settings, a metric that has prompted health officials to modify its [...] Read full article: 8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Dieg...→

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...→

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...→

Fairfax County schools release more info about fall reopening plan | WTOP

Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia have released more details about plans for reopening in the fall. Read full article: Fairfax County schools release more info...→

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...→

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 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...→

MobileNOW! parking payment app out of business in Montgomery County | WTOP

MobileNOW!, one of two mobile parking payment app providers contracted with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, has ceased operations. Read full article: MobileNOW! parking payment app out of bu...→

A Prince George’s County Board of Education committee has passed a plan to termi [...]

A Prince George’s County Board of Education committee has passed a plan to terminate its contract with the police department and remove armed officers from sch [...] Read full article: A Prince George’s County Board of Educat...→

Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, ze [...] Read full article: Applications Open For Community Loan Rec...→

From healthcare history to hospitality: Storied old Cook County Hospital slated to open in July with hotels, offices, museum

From healthcare history to hospitality: Storied old Cook County Hospital slated to open in July with hotels, offices, museum

Ald. Walter Burnett, who was born in the West Side hospital nearly 57 years ago, said he’s "looking to have a birthday party here at Cook County Hospital." Two [...] Read full article: From healthcare history to hospitality: ...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop New Jersey Wind Port In Salem County

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop New Jersey Wind Port In Salem County

The port is expected to bring thousands of jobs and position new jersey as a leader in offshore wind farm energy. Read full article: Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop Ne...→

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...→

What Loudoun County schools plan to do next school year | WTOP

What Loudoun County schools plan to do next school year | WTOP

The head of Loudoun County Public Schools presented his plans for the next school year as Virginia moves forward with its coronavirus recovery plans. Read full article: What Loudoun County schools plan to do n...→

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...→

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...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Manatee County residents can apply for rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week

Manatee County residents can apply for rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week

Manatee County residents may apply for emergency help paying overdue rent, mortgage and utilities through the Manatee CARES Assistance Program Wednesday-Friday [...] Read full article: Manatee County residents can apply for r...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Applications are now open for Cook's County's Community Recovery Loan Fund offering one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses and up t [...] Read full article: Cook County offering small business, ind...→

2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

So far, 18 residents and 22 employees at the detention center have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. Read full article: 2 more detainees, employee at Cook Count...→

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 Agency Offers $800M Plan to Help 15,000 Homeless

LA County Agency Offers $800M Plan to Help 15,000 Homeless

An $800 million plan was unveiled Tuesday to house 15,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County who are considered most vulnerable to the coronavirus. The coun [...] Read full article: LA County Agency Offers $800M Plan to He...→

Lake County state's attorney candidate lays out police accountability plan

Lake County state's attorney candidate lays out police accountability plan

In light of the nation's recent attention on police violence, Eric Rinehart, candidate for Lake County State's Attorney, released his plan to increase police a [...] Read full article: Lake County state's attorney candidate l...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop New Jersey Wind Port In Salem County

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop New Jersey Wind Port In Salem County

The port is expected to bring thousands of jobs and position new jersey as a leader in offshore wind farm energy. Read full article: Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop Ne...→

Fairfax County schools release more info about fall reopening plan | WTOP

Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia have released more details about plans for reopening in the fall. Read full article: Fairfax County schools release more info...→

What Loudoun County schools plan to do next school year | WTOP

What Loudoun County schools plan to do next school year | WTOP

The head of Loudoun County Public Schools presented his plans for the next school year as Virginia moves forward with its coronavirus recovery plans. Read full article: What Loudoun County schools plan to do n...→

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 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 Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Manatee County residents can apply for rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week

Manatee County residents can apply for rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week

Manatee County residents may apply for emergency help paying overdue rent, mortgage and utilities through the Manatee CARES Assistance Program Wednesday-Friday [...] Read full article: Manatee County residents can apply for r...→

A Prince George’s County Board of Education committee has passed a plan to termi [...]

A Prince George’s County Board of Education committee has passed a plan to terminate its contract with the police department and remove armed officers from sch [...] Read full article: A Prince George’s County Board of Educat...→

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

A throng of Cook County public defenders demonstrated outside Cook County’s main criminal courthouse on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a [...] Read full article: Public defenders march around Cook Count...→

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Applications are now open for Cook's County's Community Recovery Loan Fund offering one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses and up t [...] Read full article: Cook County offering small business, ind...→

From healthcare history to hospitality: Storied old Cook County Hospital slated to open in July with hotels, offices, museum

From healthcare history to hospitality: Storied old Cook County Hospital slated to open in July with hotels, offices, museum

Ald. Walter Burnett, who was born in the West Side hospital nearly 57 years ago, said he’s "looking to have a birthday party here at Cook County Hospital." Two [...] Read full article: From healthcare history to hospitality: ...→

Medicaid managed care plan NextLevel Health closing

NextLevel Health is closing in July, CEO Dr. Cheryl Whitaker told employees during a town hall meeting today, according to an employee who was on the call. The [...] Read full article: Medicaid managed care plan NextLevel Hea...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

DuPage County developing funding plan to battle COVID-19

DuPage County developing funding plan to battle COVID-19

DuPage County officials have identified more than $41 million in proposed initiatives to battle COVID-19, including increased testing and the construction of a [...] Read full article: DuPage County developing funding plan 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...→

8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Diego County to Re-Evaluate Reopening Plan

8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Diego County to Re-Evaluate Reopening Plan

In the last seven days, San Diego County has seen eight outbreaks of COVID-19 in community settings, a metric that has prompted health officials to modify its [...] Read full article: 8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Dieg...→

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...→

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 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 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 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...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

MobileNOW! parking payment app out of business in Montgomery County | WTOP

MobileNOW!, one of two mobile parking payment app providers contracted with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, has ceased operations. Read full article: MobileNOW! parking payment app out of bu...→

Plan to shrink Lake County government headed to voters this fall

Plan to shrink Lake County government headed to voters this fall

Lake County residents will have the rare opportunity to reduce the size of local government when they vote this fall. Read full article: Plan to shrink Lake County government he...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, ze [...] Read full article: Applications Open For Community Loan Rec...→

Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths: medical examiner

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read full article: Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus dea...→

2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

So far, 18 residents and 22 employees at the detention center have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. Read full article: 2 more detainees, employee at Cook Count...→

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 Agency Offers $800M Plan to Help 15,000 Homeless

LA County Agency Offers $800M Plan to Help 15,000 Homeless

An $800 million plan was unveiled Tuesday to house 15,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County who are considered most vulnerable to the coronavirus. The coun [...] Read full article: LA County Agency Offers $800M Plan to He...→

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...→

Lake County state's attorney candidate lays out police accountability plan

Lake County state's attorney candidate lays out police accountability plan

In light of the nation's recent attention on police violence, Eric Rinehart, candidate for Lake County State's Attorney, released his plan to increase police a [...] Read full article: Lake County state's attorney candidate l...→

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...→

DuPage County developing funding plan to battle COVID-19

DuPage County developing funding plan to battle COVID-19

DuPage County officials have identified more than $41 million in proposed initiatives to battle COVID-19, including increased testing and the construction of a [...] Read full article: DuPage County developing funding plan 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...→

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...→

8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Diego County to Re-Evaluate Reopening Plan

8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Diego County to Re-Evaluate Reopening Plan

In the last seven days, San Diego County has seen eight outbreaks of COVID-19 in community settings, a metric that has prompted health officials to modify its [...] Read full article: 8 Community Outbreaks ‘Trigger' San Dieg...→

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...→

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...→

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop New Jersey Wind Port In Salem County

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop New Jersey Wind Port In Salem County

The port is expected to bring thousands of jobs and position new jersey as a leader in offshore wind farm energy. Read full article: Gov. Murphy Announces Plan To Develop Ne...→

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 ...→

Fairfax County schools release more info about fall reopening plan | WTOP

Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia have released more details about plans for reopening in the fall. Read full article: Fairfax County schools release more info...→

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...→

What Loudoun County schools plan to do next school year | WTOP

What Loudoun County schools plan to do next school year | WTOP

The head of Loudoun County Public Schools presented his plans for the next school year as Virginia moves forward with its coronavirus recovery plans. Read full article: What Loudoun County schools plan to do n...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

MobileNOW! parking payment app out of business in Montgomery County | WTOP

MobileNOW!, one of two mobile parking payment app providers contracted with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, has ceased operations. Read full article: MobileNOW! parking payment app out of bu...→

Manatee County residents can apply for rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week

Manatee County residents can apply for rent, mortgage, utility payment assistance this week

Manatee County residents may apply for emergency help paying overdue rent, mortgage and utilities through the Manatee CARES Assistance Program Wednesday-Friday [...] Read full article: Manatee County residents can apply for r...→

Plan to shrink Lake County government headed to voters this fall

Plan to shrink Lake County government headed to voters this fall

Lake County residents will have the rare opportunity to reduce the size of local government when they vote this fall. Read full article: Plan to shrink Lake County government he...→

A Prince George’s County Board of Education committee has passed a plan to termi [...]

A Prince George’s County Board of Education committee has passed a plan to terminate its contract with the police department and remove armed officers from sch [...] Read full article: A Prince George’s County Board of Educat...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

A throng of Cook County public defenders demonstrated outside Cook County’s main criminal courthouse on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a [...] Read full article: Public defenders march around Cook Count...→

Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, ze [...] Read full article: Applications Open For Community Loan Rec...→

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Applications are now open for Cook's County's Community Recovery Loan Fund offering one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses and up t [...] Read full article: Cook County offering small business, ind...→

Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths: medical examiner

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read full article: Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus dea...→

From healthcare history to hospitality: Storied old Cook County Hospital slated to open in July with hotels, offices, museum

From healthcare history to hospitality: Storied old Cook County Hospital slated to open in July with hotels, offices, museum

Ald. Walter Burnett, who was born in the West Side hospital nearly 57 years ago, said he’s "looking to have a birthday party here at Cook County Hospital." Two [...] Read full article: From healthcare history to hospitality: ...→

2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

So far, 18 residents and 22 employees at the detention center have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. Read full article: 2 more detainees, employee at Cook Count...→

Medicaid managed care plan NextLevel Health closing

NextLevel Health is closing in July, CEO Dr. Cheryl Whitaker told employees during a town hall meeting today, according to an employee who was on the call. The [...] Read full article: Medicaid managed care plan NextLevel Hea...→