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  1. 3 killed, 17 wounded in weekend shootingsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... be in his 20s, was found inside a vehicle near Kenton and West End, police said. He was dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the death but could not provide more information Saturday morning. About 6:20 p.m., ...

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  2. Rauner retains Democrat operative to head Illinois Dept. of Human RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

    ... as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Prior to his work at the IDHR, Claps was a Deputy Assessor in the Cook County Assessor's Office. He also worked on two Democratic National Conventions, and in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. ...

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  3. Chicago fishing: Mark Zona, 3 questions & moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Sun-Times

    "I think I was thrown off every golf course in Cook County,'' Mark Zona said of his youthful fishing exploits. "I would hide in bushes and cast.

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  4. Prosecutors: Junior High Teacher Sexually Abused Two Former StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS Local

    Cara Labus, 30, is charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for incidents involving two victims between ages 14 and 16, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office. Labus met the victims while she was a teacher and basketball coach at Jerling Junior High School in Orland Park, prosecutors claim.

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  5. Evidence to be Protected in UPS Crash CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    An emergency order of protection of evidence in the lawsuit filed over the December crash where a 30-year-old Evanston woman was hit by a UPS truck was granted by a Cook County judge Friday. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the order was granted by Judge James N. O'Hara and requires UPS "to preserve and protect evidence from the crash, including cell phone records of the truck's driver and data recording devices for the truck and its driver for the 24 hours leading up to the crash."

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  6. Junior high teacher accused of having sex with former studentsRead the original story

    Yesterday | WLS-AM Chicago

    A southwest suburban junior high school teacher charged with having sex with former students was ordered held on a $150,000 bond Friday. Cara Labus, 30, is charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for incidents involving two victims between ages 14 and 16, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

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  7. Elgin body shop owner charged with rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    ... told police that about two weeks ago, Fernandez began making suggestive comments to her that she rebuffed, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney David Shin said. The teen, an employee of the body shop, told Fernandez on Tuesday she forgot her phone ...

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  8. Family of man killed in 2014 Austin hit-and-run files suit against driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Sun-Times

    A man charged with striking and killing another man with an SUV last spring in the West Side Austin neighborhood now faces a civil lawsuit from the family of the victim. Darrell Cooper, now 42, is charged with first-degree murder for the alleged hit-and-run that left 20-year-old pedestrian Artez McBride dead on April 26, 2014 in the 0-100 block of South Central, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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  9. Oak Park Police Reports: Attempted Burglary, Property Damage, Warrant ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    ... block of North Boulevard, was arrested Jan. 22 after he was stopped and a name check showed two warrants out of Cook County for aggravated battery to a peace officer and attempted burglary, according to Oak Park police. Wellington was brought to the ...

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  10. Suburban Junior High Teacher Charged With Sexual AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NBC Chicago

    ... said. Cara Labus, 30, allegedly sexually abused a 14-year-old and 16-year-old over the course of two years, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez reported. Labus met both students while employed at Jerling Junior High School in Orland Park. She ...

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  11. Girls Basketball Coach, Junior High Teacher Sexually Abused 2 Teen Students: ProsecutorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Patch.com

    ... abused were between the ages of 14 and 16 when the crimes took place, according to a statement released by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. "Labus came to know the victims while she was employed as a teacher and basketball coach at Jerling ...

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  12. Police: 14-year-old Chicago-area boy stabs brother to deathRead the original story

    Friday | WTVC

    ... Heights Police Chief Bill Joyce says officers responded to the domestic violence incident Wednesday morning. The Cook County medical examiner's office says the 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at his home. Joyce says the victim's 14-year-old ...

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  13. Chicago-Area Teen Fatally Stabs Brother, Cops SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Switched

    ... Heights Police Chief Bill Joyce says officers responded to the domestic violence incident Wednesday morning. The Cook County medical examiner's office says the 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at his home. Joyce says the victim's 14-year-old ...

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  14. Police: Suburban Chicago boy stab brother to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Herald

    ... Heights Police Chief Bill Joyce says officers responded to the domestic violence incident Wednesday morning. The Cook County medical examiner's office says the 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at his home. Joyce says the victim's 14-year-old ...

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  15. 14-year-old South Chicago Heights boy stabs brother, 16, to death, police saidRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Herald

    ... Heights Police Chief Bill Joyce says officers responded to the domestic violence incident Wednesday morning. The Cook County medical examiner's office says the 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at his home. Joyce says the victim's 14-year-old ...

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  16. Watchdog group sues Rosemont for Garth Brooks informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Herald

    A watchdog group is suing the Chicago suburb of Rosemont for keeping secret the financial incentives it used to draw country music star Garth Brooks to play its arena. The Better Government Association filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court.

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  17. Man dies following domestic shooting in Calumet CityRead the original story

    Thursday | Chicago Sun-Times

    A Far South Side man died Thursday, nearly three months after he was shot by a relative during a domestic argument in south suburban Calumet City. Elkhadar L. El, 59, was shot just before 7 a.m. Oct. 27, 2014, in a home in the 400 block of Buffalo Avenue in Calumet City, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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  18. And thy say conservatives are anti-science? How about the anti-vaccers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Professor Bainbridge on Wine

    ... 84 percent. And in Alameda, it was 79 percent. That's all higher than what Obama got in his own home county of Cook County, Illinois. So the next time one of your liberal friends starts in on science denial, point them to this one. Unlike ...

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  19. Ben Franklin Financial, Inc. Announces Closing of Conversion and Stock OfferingRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Business Wire

    ... financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses from two offices in Cook County, Illinois. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the conversion and offering. Forward-looking ...

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  20. Watchdog group sues Rosemont over secrecy of Garth Brooks concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Chicago Tribune

    ... country music star Garth Brooks to Allstate Arena last year. The association contends in its lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, that financial information about Rosemont's agreement with Brooks was redacted in the village's response this ...

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