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Cook County president blocks measure to give first responders access to COVID-19 patient addresses

Cook County president blocks measure to give first responders access to COVID-19 patient addresses

The top official in the county surrounding Chicago blocked a resolution Tuesday that would have provided first responders with addresses of COVID-19 patients, [...] Read full article: Cook County president blocks measure to ...→

Cook County president blocks measure to give first responders access to COVID-19 patient addresses

Cook County president blocks measure to give first responders access to COVID-19 patient addresses

The top official in the county surrounding Chicago blocked a resolution Tuesday that would have provided first responders with addresses of COVID-19 patients, [...] Read full article: Cook County president blocks measure to ...→

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...→

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 ...→

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 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...→

Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-19 test site at DuPage County fairgrounds

Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-19 test site at DuPage County fairgrounds

DuPage officials on Wednesday provided a sneak peek at one of two COVID-19 testing sites that will begin operations in the county over the next two weeks. Read full article: Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-1...→

Op-eds by military officers disparaging President Trump give the appearance of a coup

Op-eds by military officers disparaging President Trump give the appearance of a coup

In my life, I never thought I would witness what had all the appearance of a Praetorian coup in my own country. Read full article: Op-eds by military officers disparaging ...→

Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMore in Santa Clara County

Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMore in Santa Clara County

As SCC’s 3 African-American elected city council officials, we stand with our community in peacefully protesting. Read full article: Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMo...→

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...→

Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO

Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO

President Trump is taking heavy criticism for his announcement last week that the United States is “terminating its relationship with the World Health Organiza [...] Read full article: Why President Trump is entirely right to...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jefferson Davis holiday in only state to still give Confederate president own day

Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jefferson Davis holiday in only state to still give Confederate president own day

"We should not give Davis, a traitor and racist who lived in our state for less than a year, his own state holiday," Alabama State Representative Chris England [...] Read full article: Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jeffer...→

Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to   first responders, healthcare workers, active military, and veterans in Saratoga

Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to first responders, healthcare workers, active military, and veterans in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Nonprofit organization Brides Across America is giving free wedding dresses to first responders, healthcare workers, active mi [...] Read full article: Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to ...→

LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Million Cloth Face Masks

LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Million Cloth Face Masks

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to buy and distribute three million cloth face masks in the next 90 days. Read full article: LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Milli...→

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...→

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...→

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 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...→

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...→

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...→

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: ...→

Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to   first responders, healthcare workers, active military, and veterans in Saratoga

Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to first responders, healthcare workers, active military, and veterans in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Nonprofit organization Brides Across America is giving free wedding dresses to first responders, healthcare workers, active mi [...] Read full article: Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to ...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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 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...→

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...→

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...→

Op-eds by military officers disparaging President Trump give the appearance of a coup

Op-eds by military officers disparaging President Trump give the appearance of a coup

In my life, I never thought I would witness what had all the appearance of a Praetorian coup in my own country. Read full article: Op-eds by military officers disparaging ...→

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...→

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: ...→

Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jefferson Davis holiday in only state to still give Confederate president own day

Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jefferson Davis holiday in only state to still give Confederate president own day

"We should not give Davis, a traitor and racist who lived in our state for less than a year, his own state holiday," Alabama State Representative Chris England [...] Read full article: Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jeffer...→

Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO

Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO

President Trump is taking heavy criticism for his announcement last week that the United States is “terminating its relationship with the World Health Organiza [...] Read full article: Why President Trump is entirely right to...→

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 To Purchase, Give Away 3 Million Cloth Face Masks

LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Million Cloth Face Masks

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to buy and distribute three million cloth face masks in the next 90 days. Read full article: LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Milli...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-19 test site at DuPage County fairgrounds

Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-19 test site at DuPage County fairgrounds

DuPage officials on Wednesday provided a sneak peek at one of two COVID-19 testing sites that will begin operations in the county over the next two weeks. Read full article: Officials give sneak peek at new 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...→

Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMore in Santa Clara County

Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMore in Santa Clara County

As SCC’s 3 African-American elected city council officials, we stand with our community in peacefully protesting. Read full article: Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMo...→

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...→

Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to   first responders, healthcare workers, active military, and veterans in Saratoga

Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to first responders, healthcare workers, active military, and veterans in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Nonprofit organization Brides Across America is giving free wedding dresses to first responders, healthcare workers, active mi [...] Read full article: Nonprofit to give away bridal gowns to ...→

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 To Purchase, Give Away 3 Million Cloth Face Masks

LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Million Cloth Face Masks

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to buy and distribute three million cloth face masks in the next 90 days. Read full article: LA County To Purchase, Give Away 3 Milli...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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 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...→

Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-19 test site at DuPage County fairgrounds

Officials give sneak peek at new COVID-19 test site at DuPage County fairgrounds

DuPage officials on Wednesday provided a sneak peek at one of two COVID-19 testing sites that will begin operations in the county over the next two weeks. Read full article: Officials give sneak peek at new 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...→

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...→

Op-eds by military officers disparaging President Trump give the appearance of a coup

Op-eds by military officers disparaging President Trump give the appearance of a coup

In my life, I never thought I would witness what had all the appearance of a Praetorian coup in my own country. Read full article: Op-eds by military officers disparaging ...→

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...→

Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMore in Santa Clara County

Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMore in Santa Clara County

As SCC’s 3 African-American elected city council officials, we stand with our community in peacefully protesting. Read full article: Letter: How to give meaning to #NotOneMo...→

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...→

Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jefferson Davis holiday in only state to still give Confederate president own day

Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jefferson Davis holiday in only state to still give Confederate president own day

"We should not give Davis, a traitor and racist who lived in our state for less than a year, his own state holiday," Alabama State Representative Chris England [...] Read full article: Alabama lawmakers call for end to Jeffer...→

Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO

Why President Trump is entirely right to give up on WHO

President Trump is taking heavy criticism for his announcement last week that the United States is “terminating its relationship with the World Health Organiza [...] Read full article: Why President Trump is entirely right to...→