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  1. Two Killed In Rollover Crash On Interstate 57Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... to Illinois State Police. Two people were killed in the crash, according to Fire Cmdr. Walter Schroeder and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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  2. Sex offenders sue, saying registry laws keep them from church, living with familyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    ... many people think is a must for people like him - child sex offenders. Since the man was convicted in 2000 in Cook County, he has been required to register as a sex offender and is not allowed to go near parks and schools. "I think it's a crock," ...

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  3. Icons of RiverwoodsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    Incorporated in 1959, Riverwoods is a scenic village on the southern border of Lake County known for its lush woodland. In 2015, the village was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its effective urban forest management.

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  4. Storms Swoop Into Chicago Area After Hot DayRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... as powerful storms followed the day's stifling heat and humidity. The warning was in effect for northeast Cook County until 7 p.m. as a line of storms extending from northwest suburban Des Plaines to the North Side of the city rolled in, according ...

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  5. Rauner once called Chicago teachers 'virtually illiterate'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Herald

    ... previously either redacted some of the messages or withheld them entirely. The Tribune, sued and this week Cook County Circuit Judge Anna Demacopoulos ruled the mayor's office violated Illinois' open records laws and ordered City Hall to turn over ...

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  6. Raid on tattoo parlor owner's home yields 54 pounds marijuana, $120KRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Tribune

    ... police's intelligence section, FBI, Bridgeview and Palos Park police departments served a search warrant at (Cook County sheriff's photo /) A Palos Park man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Saturday after prosecutors said a raid at his home yielded ...

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  7. Property assessments up 15%-25% in Northwest suburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    Northwest Suburban Cook County property owners are getting a dose of sticker shock this year as triennial reassessment notices have been averaging 15 to 25 percent increases by township. Wheeling Township, with 36,000 single-family and 19,000 condominium properties in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling, among others, is the most recent to get reassessment notices.

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  8. Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Gazette

    Just 2 days after a Cook County judge ruled the redistricting question was unconstitutional for November's ballot, the state's high court granted an emergency motion for direct appeal and set a briefing schedule, bypassing the appellate court. A group called the Independent Map Amendment cited an Aug. 26 State Board of Elections deadline to get on the ballot in their request to the court.

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  9. Heat Warning Reduced To 'Advisory,' But Still BalmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CBS Local

    ... That doesn't mean conditions were cool, but they were not as sweltering as originally feared. The advisory for Cook County is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday. Temperatures were in the upper-80s near the lake and 90s inland. Heat-related illnesses were ...

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  10. Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migrainesRead the original story

    Friday | WAND-TV Decatur

    A judge has ordered Illinois health officials to reconsider their decision not to include migraine headaches on the list of conditions that qualify for use of medical marijuana in the state. The Chicago Tribune reports that a Cook County judge overturned Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah's denial of a petition to add migraines to the list.

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  11. Hoffman Estates adopts new pet shop regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Herald

    A new Hoffman Estates law requiring pet shops to disclose the breeding history of their animals has removed the village's Petland store as the last under the jurisdiction of a Cook County regulation that applied different tactics to the discouraging of so-called puppy mills. The Petland at 11 Golf Center in Hoffman Estates has also been the last remaining plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to block the Cook County regulations, which limits the number of breeding animals a pet shop or the breeders it buys from can own at five.

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  12. Images: It was a hot day around the suburbsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Herald

    ... Lake Beach. Temperatures were expected to reach the upper 90s and the heat index was expected to be over 100. Cook County Highway worker Bennie Vasquez wipes sweat from his brow while filling potholes along Central Road in Hoffman Estates. Pete Jerz ...

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  13. IL Republican chair: Booing Cruz was a sign of unityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Herald

    ... the convention credentials of Trump delegate Lori Gayne of Chicago, who posted a racial slur on Facebook. Former Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar of Palatine was featured briefly Wednesday in a clip from late-night comedian ...

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  14. Cook County recognized for digitial initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Herald

    The Center for Digital Government has named Cook County one of the Top 10 Digital Counties among those with a population of 500,000 or more, the county announced Thursday. The CDG's Digital Counties Survey provides an annual measure of performance and innovation by counties throughout the U.S. in using technology.

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  15. Forest district moves to complete regional trailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Herald

    ... DuPage Regional Trail will connect the Elgin branch of the Illinois Prairie Path to Forest Preserve District of Cook County trails and the Schaumburg Bikeway System. The 23-mile West Branch DuPage River Trail will connect the North Central DuPage ...

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  16. Sheriff's office investigating Rolling Meadows courthouse escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Herald

    The Cook County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it is launching a thorough investigation into how a prisoner was able to slip out of his handcuffs and walk out the front door of the Rolling Meadows courthouse Wednesday, sparking a large manhunt across the area. "We're investigating all the facts and circumstances regarding this incident and will take appropriate action," said sheriff's spokeswoman Kara Smith.

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  17. Arlington Heights resident describes scene as escaped inmate is caught next doorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Chicago Tribune

    ... summer day abruptly ended by mid-afternoon, when Moran, 67, observed a flurry of Arlington Heights police and Cook County Sheriff's Department squad cars descending upon her neighborhood in the 700 block of North Kaspar Avenue, with officers ...

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  18. Escapee from courtroom recaptured in suburban ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Herald

    Authorities in suburban Chicago have recaptured a man who escaped from a Cook County courtroom after a judge set his bail at $30,000. Authorities say 24-year-old Jonathan Scott ran out of a Rolling Meadows courtroom Wednesday afternoon.

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  19. Governor's statement on redistricting referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | RiverBender.com

    CHICAGO Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement on a Cook County judge's decision regarding the redistricting referendum on the November ballot: "Today's ruling is a harsh reminder that the political system in Illinois is in need of major reforms. I hope the decision to deny voters the chance to consider the Independent Map redistricting referendum is appealed and reversed.

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  20. 2 inmates released after murder charges droppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Gillette News-Record

    Two men who were imprisoned for more than 20 years for a 1993 murder were released Wednesday hours after Cook County prosecutors dropped charges against them. Armando Serrano, 43, was released from Dixon Correctional Center west of Chicago, and 48-year-old Jose Montanez, 48, walked out of Danville Correctional Center in central Illinois.

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