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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...→

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...→

Letter: Grateful to county medical officials for helping save lives

Letter: Grateful to county medical officials for helping save lives

The Bay Area owes a great debt of gratitude to our county medical officers, who had the expertise and foresight to issue the shelter-at-home order before any p [...] Read full article: Letter: Grateful to county medical offic...→

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...→

Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medical Reserve Corps

Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medical Reserve Corps

In times of need, the Kane County Health Department has a cadre of volunteers to rely upon: the Medical Reserve Corps. Read full article: Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medi...→

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...→

Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers Using Medical Pot

Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers Using Medical Pot

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down a county’s policy that forbade people on probation and other forms of supervision from using cannabis if they ar [...] Read full article: Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers ...→

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

The Libertyville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago ran a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for The Lake County Haven during the firm's annual al [...] Read full article: Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathawa...→

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the C [...] Read full article: 3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers...→

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

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

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

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Outside County GOP Office In Hudson, Wisconsin

ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Outside County GOP Office In Hudson, Wisconsin

An investigation is underway Tuesday morning after officials say a potential explosive device was found outside the St. Croix County Republican Party office in [...] Read full article: ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Ou...→

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...→

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...→

County Office of Education Begins Suicide Prevention Program With State

County Office of Education Begins Suicide Prevention Program With State

The San Diego County Office of Education, along with the California Department of Education, announced a free suicide prevention training program Wednesday ava [...] Read full article: County Office of Education Begins Suicid...→

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...→

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he p [...]

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry w...→

Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Twice in the Back

Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Twice in the Back

A black man who was shot and killed by police Saturday night died of organ damage and blood loss after he was shot twice in the back. Read full article: Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Ra...→

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...→

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspends use of chokeholds

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspends use of chokeholds

In a letter to the community, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said the agency suspended the Carotid Restraint Control Hold and put that policy into effect Monday. Read full article: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspen...→

Medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide, 3 charged

Medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide, 3 charged

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while... Read full article: Medical examiner rules teen’s death homi...→

Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’t breathe” at Michigan youth facility ruled a homicide by medical examiner.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’t breathe” at Michigan youth facility ruled a homicide by medical examiner. Read full article: Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’...→

Medical office building complex sold in Libertyville

Medical office building complex sold in Libertyville

SVN | Chicago Commercial said the American Way Corporate medical office building complex at 1232-1280 American Way in Libertyville has been sold for an undiscl [...] Read full article: Medical office building complex sold in ...→

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Office Employees Arrested In Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Office Employees Arrested In Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign

Non-sworn Ventura County Sheriff's Office and Ventura County District Attorney's Office employees were among the three people arrested this weekend in the vand [...] Read full article: Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Offi...→

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...→

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...→

Death of man found hanged in Manhattan park ruled suicide, medical examiner says

Death of man found hanged in Manhattan park ruled suicide, medical examiner says

A Bronx man who was found hanged in a Manhattan park last week died by suicide, the city’s medical examiner said Tuesday. Read full article: Death of man found hanged in Manhattan p...→

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...→

Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, death ruled homicide

Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, death ruled homicide

Atlanta police shooting autopsy reveals Rayshard Brooks suffered 2 gunshot wounds to the back, death ruled homicide As the killing of a 27-year-old black man i [...] Read full article: Medical examiner details autopsy finding...→

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 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...→

Letter: Grateful to county medical officials for helping save lives

Letter: Grateful to county medical officials for helping save lives

The Bay Area owes a great debt of gratitude to our county medical officers, who had the expertise and foresight to issue the shelter-at-home order before any p [...] Read full article: Letter: Grateful to county medical offic...→

Medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide, 3 charged

Medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide, 3 charged

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while... Read full article: Medical examiner rules teen’s death homi...→

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...→

Medical office building complex sold in Libertyville

Medical office building complex sold in Libertyville

SVN | Chicago Commercial said the American Way Corporate medical office building complex at 1232-1280 American Way in Libertyville has been sold for an undiscl [...] Read full article: Medical office building complex sold in ...→

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...→

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...→

Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers Using Medical Pot

Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers Using Medical Pot

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down a county’s policy that forbade people on probation and other forms of supervision from using cannabis if they ar [...] Read full article: Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers ...→

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...→

County Office of Education Begins Suicide Prevention Program With State

County Office of Education Begins Suicide Prevention Program With State

The San Diego County Office of Education, along with the California Department of Education, announced a free suicide prevention training program Wednesday ava [...] Read full article: County Office of Education Begins Suicid...→

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the C [...] Read full article: 3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers...→

Death of man found hanged in Manhattan park ruled suicide, medical examiner says

Death of man found hanged in Manhattan park ruled suicide, medical examiner says

A Bronx man who was found hanged in a Manhattan park last week died by suicide, the city’s medical examiner said Tuesday. Read full article: Death of man found hanged in Manhattan p...→

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he p [...]

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry w...→

Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, death ruled homicide

Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, death ruled homicide

Atlanta police shooting autopsy reveals Rayshard Brooks suffered 2 gunshot wounds to the back, death ruled homicide As the killing of a 27-year-old black man i [...] Read full article: Medical examiner details autopsy finding...→

Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Twice in the Back

Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Twice in the Back

A black man who was shot and killed by police Saturday night died of organ damage and blood loss after he was shot twice in the back. Read full article: Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Ra...→

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 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...→

Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’t breathe” at Michigan youth facility ruled a homicide by medical examiner.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’t breathe” at Michigan youth facility ruled a homicide by medical examiner. Read full article: Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’...→

ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Outside County GOP Office In Hudson, Wisconsin

ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Outside County GOP Office In Hudson, Wisconsin

An investigation is underway Tuesday morning after officials say a potential explosive device was found outside the St. Croix County Republican Party office in [...] Read full article: ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Ou...→

Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medical Reserve Corps

Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medical Reserve Corps

In times of need, the Kane County Health Department has a cadre of volunteers to rely upon: the Medical Reserve Corps. Read full article: Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medi...→

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Office Employees Arrested In Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Office Employees Arrested In Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign

Non-sworn Ventura County Sheriff's Office and Ventura County District Attorney's Office employees were among the three people arrested this weekend in the vand [...] Read full article: Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Offi...→

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...→

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

The Libertyville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago ran a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for The Lake County Haven during the firm's annual al [...] Read full article: Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathawa...→

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...→

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...→

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspends use of chokeholds

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspends use of chokeholds

In a letter to the community, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said the agency suspended the Carotid Restraint Control Hold and put that policy into effect Monday. Read full article: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspen...→

Letter: Grateful to county medical officials for helping save lives

Letter: Grateful to county medical officials for helping save lives

The Bay Area owes a great debt of gratitude to our county medical officers, who had the expertise and foresight to issue the shelter-at-home order before any p [...] Read full article: Letter: Grateful to county medical offic...→

Medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide, 3 charged

Medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide, 3 charged

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while... Read full article: Medical examiner rules teen’s death homi...→

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...→

Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’t breathe” at Michigan youth facility ruled a homicide by medical examiner.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’t breathe” at Michigan youth facility ruled a homicide by medical examiner. Read full article: Death of Black teen who screamed “I can’...→

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...→

ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Outside County GOP Office In Hudson, Wisconsin

ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Outside County GOP Office In Hudson, Wisconsin

An investigation is underway Tuesday morning after officials say a potential explosive device was found outside the St. Croix County Republican Party office in [...] Read full article: ATF: Potential Explosive Device Found Ou...→

Medical office building complex sold in Libertyville

Medical office building complex sold in Libertyville

SVN | Chicago Commercial said the American Way Corporate medical office building complex at 1232-1280 American Way in Libertyville has been sold for an undiscl [...] Read full article: Medical office building complex sold in ...→

Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medical Reserve Corps

Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medical Reserve Corps

In times of need, the Kane County Health Department has a cadre of volunteers to rely upon: the Medical Reserve Corps. Read full article: Over 60 volunteers join Kane County Medi...→

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...→

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Office Employees Arrested In Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Office Employees Arrested In Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign

Non-sworn Ventura County Sheriff's Office and Ventura County District Attorney's Office employees were among the three people arrested this weekend in the vand [...] Read full article: Ventura County Sheriff's Office, DA Offi...→

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...→

Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers Using Medical Pot

Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers Using Medical Pot

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down a county’s policy that forbade people on probation and other forms of supervision from using cannabis if they ar [...] Read full article: Court Tosses County Ban on Probationers ...→

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...→

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

The Libertyville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago ran a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for The Lake County Haven during the firm's annual al [...] Read full article: Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathawa...→

County Office of Education Begins Suicide Prevention Program With State

County Office of Education Begins Suicide Prevention Program With State

The San Diego County Office of Education, along with the California Department of Education, announced a free suicide prevention training program Wednesday ava [...] Read full article: County Office of Education Begins Suicid...→

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...→

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the C [...] Read full article: 3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers...→

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...→

Death of man found hanged in Manhattan park ruled suicide, medical examiner says

Death of man found hanged in Manhattan park ruled suicide, medical examiner says

A Bronx man who was found hanged in a Manhattan park last week died by suicide, the city’s medical examiner said Tuesday. Read full article: Death of man found hanged in Manhattan p...→

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 ...→

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he p [...]

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry w...→

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...→

Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, death ruled homicide

Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, death ruled homicide

Atlanta police shooting autopsy reveals Rayshard Brooks suffered 2 gunshot wounds to the back, death ruled homicide As the killing of a 27-year-old black man i [...] Read full article: Medical examiner details autopsy finding...→

Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Twice in the Back

Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Twice in the Back

A black man who was shot and killed by police Saturday night died of organ damage and blood loss after he was shot twice in the back. Read full article: Medical Examiner: Police Fatally Shot Ra...→

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...→

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspends use of chokeholds

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspends use of chokeholds

In a letter to the community, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said the agency suspended the Carotid Restraint Control Hold and put that policy into effect Monday. Read full article: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office suspen...→

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...→