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Cook County rejects taller fences at truck lot near Elk Grove

Cook County rejects taller fences at truck lot near Elk Grove

With a nod to Elk Grove Village trustees, Cook County commissioners have rejected a truck repair company's plans to install taller fences around unincorporated [...] Read full article: Cook County rejects taller fences at tru...→

Cook County rejects taller fences at truck lot near Elk Grove

Cook County rejects taller fences at truck lot near Elk Grove

With a nod to Elk Grove Village trustees, Cook County commissioners have rejected a truck repair company's plans to install taller fences around unincorporated [...] Read full article: Cook County rejects taller fences at tru...→

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 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...→

Macomb County Prosecutor Rejects Charges In Amazon Driver Case

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office announced late Thursday they will not honor the changes presented to them by Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. Read full article: Macomb County Prosecutor Rejects Charges...→

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...→

Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Along I-495 in Fairfax County

Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Along I-495 in Fairfax County

A tow truck driver who was helping a driver stranded on the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County, Virginia, late Monday night was struck and killed during a chain [...] Read full article: Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Al...→

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: ...→

Cook County campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening

Cook County campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening

The Forest Preserves of Cook County on Thursday announced the reopening of more amenities, such as camp sites and off-leash dog areas, in conjunction with the [...] Read full article: Cook County campsites, dog parks among a...→

'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Health Officials Urge Protesters To Wear Masks As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Health Officials Urge Protesters To Wear Masks As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

Public health experts in Los Angeles County are concerned about the spread of coronavirus as thousands gather to protest the deadly arrest of George Floyd. Read full article: 'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Healt...→

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 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...→

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...→

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 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 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...→

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...→

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office sa [...]

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office sa [...]

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the neighborhood. Read full article: He was identified as Andre Jackson, the ...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on Monday delivered a two-pronged message: Peaceful protesters should carry on, but looters and vandals will find there’s plenty of space for [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on p...→

New payment model at Cook County Medicaid plan

The arrangement aims to provide consistent revenue to clinics in vulnerable communities at a time when many patients are avoiding in-person care. Read full article: New payment model at Cook County Medicai...→

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...→

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...→

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 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...→

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...→

An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homicides Reported Sunday in Cook County

An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homicides Reported Sunday in Cook County

A total of 15 gun-related homicides took place across Cook County Sunday, the highest number of daily homicides the chief medical examiner said she has seen in [...] Read full article: An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homici...→

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Lazarra Daniels of L [...]

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Lazarra Daniels of Lawndale.... Music-based companies Live Nation and TikTok, as well as the Record [...] Read full article: The Cook County medical examiner’s offic...→

Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

A federal judge also denied a request for the sheriff’s office to quickly turn over records to attorneys for detainees about whether jail is following the cour [...] Read full article: Order to prevent spread of coronavirus a...→

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 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...→

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...→

Macomb County Prosecutor Rejects Charges In Amazon Driver Case

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office announced late Thursday they will not honor the changes presented to them by Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. Read full article: Macomb County Prosecutor Rejects Charges...→

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...→

Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Along I-495 in Fairfax County

Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Along I-495 in Fairfax County

A tow truck driver who was helping a driver stranded on the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County, Virginia, late Monday night was struck and killed during a chain [...] Read full article: Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Al...→

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: ...→

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office sa [...]

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office sa [...]

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the neighborhood. Read full article: He was identified as Andre Jackson, the ...→

'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Health Officials Urge Protesters To Wear Masks As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Health Officials Urge Protesters To Wear Masks As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

Public health experts in Los Angeles County are concerned about the spread of coronavirus as thousands gather to protest the deadly arrest of George Floyd. Read full article: 'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Healt...→

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Lazarra Daniels of L [...]

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Lazarra Daniels of Lawndale.... Music-based companies Live Nation and TikTok, as well as the Record [...] Read full article: The Cook County medical examiner’s offic...→

New payment model at Cook County Medicaid plan

The arrangement aims to provide consistent revenue to clinics in vulnerable communities at a time when many patients are avoiding in-person care. Read full article: New payment model at Cook County Medicai...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

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

Cook County 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...→

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 campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening

Cook County campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening

The Forest Preserves of Cook County on Thursday announced the reopening of more amenities, such as camp sites and off-leash dog areas, in conjunction with the [...] Read full article: Cook County campsites, dog parks among a...→

An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homicides Reported Sunday in Cook County

An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homicides Reported Sunday in Cook County

A total of 15 gun-related homicides took place across Cook County Sunday, the highest number of daily homicides the chief medical examiner said she has seen in [...] Read full article: An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homici...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on Monday delivered a two-pronged message: Peaceful protesters should carry on, but looters and vandals will find there’s plenty of space for [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on p...→

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...→

Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

A federal judge also denied a request for the sheriff’s office to quickly turn over records to attorneys for detainees about whether jail is following the cour [...] Read full article: Order to prevent spread of coronavirus a...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Macomb County Prosecutor Rejects Charges In Amazon Driver Case

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office announced late Thursday they will not honor the changes presented to them by Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. Read full article: Macomb County Prosecutor Rejects Charges...→

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...→

Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Along I-495 in Fairfax County

Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Along I-495 in Fairfax County

A tow truck driver who was helping a driver stranded on the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County, Virginia, late Monday night was struck and killed during a chain [...] Read full article: Tow Truck Driver Killed While Working Al...→

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...→

Cook County campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening

Cook County campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening

The Forest Preserves of Cook County on Thursday announced the reopening of more amenities, such as camp sites and off-leash dog areas, in conjunction with the [...] Read full article: Cook County campsites, dog parks among a...→

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office sa [...]

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office sa [...]

He was identified as Andre Jackson, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the neighborhood. Read full article: He was identified as Andre Jackson, the ...→

An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homicides Reported Sunday in Cook County

An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homicides Reported Sunday in Cook County

A total of 15 gun-related homicides took place across Cook County Sunday, the highest number of daily homicides the chief medical examiner said she has seen in [...] Read full article: An ‘Unprecedented’ 15 Gun-Related Homici...→

'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Health Officials Urge Protesters To Wear Masks As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Health Officials Urge Protesters To Wear Masks As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

Public health experts in Los Angeles County are concerned about the spread of coronavirus as thousands gather to protest the deadly arrest of George Floyd. Read full article: 'There's A Lot Of Risk': LA County Healt...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on Monday delivered a two-pronged message: Peaceful protesters should carry on, but looters and vandals will find there’s plenty of space for [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on p...→

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Lazarra Daniels of L [...]

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Lazarra Daniels of Lawndale.... Music-based companies Live Nation and TikTok, as well as the Record [...] Read full article: The Cook County medical examiner’s offic...→

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...→

New payment model at Cook County Medicaid plan

The arrangement aims to provide consistent revenue to clinics in vulnerable communities at a time when many patients are avoiding in-person care. Read full article: New payment model at Cook County Medicai...→

Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

Order to prevent spread of coronavirus at Cook County Jail to continue while sheriff’s office appeals

A federal judge also denied a request for the sheriff’s office to quickly turn over records to attorneys for detainees about whether jail is following the cour [...] Read full article: Order to prevent spread of coronavirus a...→