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  1. Shelby County jail receives MacArthur grantRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... country." The other 19 jails receiving grants include: Ada County, Indiana; Charleston County, South Carolina; Cook County, Illinois; Harris County, Texas; Los Angeles County, California; Lucas County, Ohio; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Mesa ...


  2. Charleston County selected to create plan to reduce the use of its jailsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WMBF

    ... status quo for the rest of the country." Among the 20 selected include: Ada County, ID; Charleston County, SC; Cook County, IL; Harris County, TX; Los Angeles County, CA; Lucas County, OH; Mecklenburg County, NC; Mesa County, CO; Milwaukee County, ...


  3. Chicago Cop Fired for Posing With Black Suspect Dressed in Deer AntlersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Gawker

    Yesterday, a Cook County, Illinois, judge ordered the release of a photo of two Chicago police officers holding hunting rifles while standing over a black suspect dressed in antlers. One of the officers, Timothy McDermott, was fired last year over the picture, which was taken sometime between 1999 and 2003; the other cop, Jerome Finnigan, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2011 for his role in a cop-lead gang responsible for a series of robberies.


  4. What can be done to stop deadly floods?Read the original story

    5 hrs ago |

    ... that flooding can happen in areas that are least expected - for example, our study of urban flooding in Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, analyzed data on insurance payouts for flood damage from 2007 to 2011 and found that 97% of Cook County's ...


  5. Suit: New Trier cheerleading coaches acted with - indifference' before student suffered head injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

    ... and should never have let the girl attempt the maneuver in the first place. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, goes on to claim that none of the supervising adults called for emergency services when the girl was dropped and ...


  6. Pit bulla s owner cited after fatal mauling of 5-year-old boyRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    Citations were issued to the owner of a pit bull that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death Monday night in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. James W. Nevils III was attacked by the dog in the 8900 block of South Carpenter about 9:35 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.


  7. Lake Katherine Visitor Sues City, Nature Center after Slip and FallRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    ... of the nature center at 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, when she stumbled and fell on a wooden footbridge, reports Cook County Record . The footing was uneven, and the suit maintains the defendants "constructed an unsafe and defective footbridge; failed ...


  8. 3 High School Graduates Receive Scholarships from Orland Fire FoundationRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago |

    ... your business, your school or organization, they will do that." Attending or supporting this year's event were Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth "Liz" Doody Gorman, Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin, Orland Park Village Manager Paul Grimes, High ...


  9. Missing Minutes From Security Video Raises QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

    ... captured on a police dashboard camera. That video has not been made public. The FBI, the U.S. Attorney and the Cook County State's Attorney's office are all investigating the McDonald shooting. "I don't regard them as independent and I don't regard ...


  10. Cook County news briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Legal Record

    Service on the Yellow Line has been temporarily suspended due to a track condition. Shuttle buses are available to provide connecting service through the affected area.


  11. Cook County Commissioner wants to charge gang bangers as domestic terroristsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

    After another violent weekend in Chicago in which 12 people were murdered and 43 others wounded, a Cook County Commissioner is calling for drastic measures to go after hard core gang members. "They're terrorists trying to destabilize communities and we ought to charge them with domestic terrorism," said Commissioner Richard Boykin of Forest Park.


  12. Concerns rise over Forest Preserve smoking banRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Legal Record

    Currently, smoking is banned inside Forest Preserve buildings per state law, in portions of Brookfield Zoo and at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Red flags are being raised as residents using Cook County forest preserves could soon have targets on their backs, potentially being hit with fines when all they want is to enjoy the open spaces.


  13. Police Release Safety Initiative ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    On May 19, 2015, The Naperville Police Department, Shorewood Police Department, Plainfield Police Department, Warrenville Police Department, Bartlett Police Department, Hoffman Estates and Streamwood Police Department conducted a directed traffic safety initiative along the Route 59 corridor from Will County to Cook County. The purpose of the initiative was to increase the safety of citizens utilizing the thoroughfare through education and traffic enforcement.


  14. Cook County Divorce Lawyer Approved as Court-Certified MediatorRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Schaumburg family law attorney Robert J. Boszko of Anderson & Associates, P.C. has been approved as a Cook County court-certified mediator. Associate Attorney Robert J. Boszko has been approved for placement on the Cook County Domestic Relations Division's List of court-certified mediators.


  15. Boyfriend's Alleged Driveway Punch Lands Grandpa In ERRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago |

    ... prosecutor said the woman's grandfather required 12 stitches and suffered a concussion as a result of the punch. Cook County Judge Peter Felice set bail at $30,000. He also ordered Kendall not to have any contact with his daughter, her mother, and ...


  16. 5-year-old boy mauled to death by pit bull on South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

    A 5-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull Monday night in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. James W. Nevils III was attacked by the dog in the 8900 block of South Carpenter about 9:35 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.


  17. Teens sentenced in Taste of Park Ridge beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Two teenagers charged in the videotaped beating of a man during last summer's Taste of Park Ridge have been sentenced to prison as part of a plea agreement. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Warnick on Tuesday sentenced Jordan Gonzalez, 18, of Park Ridge, to 48 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, while Mac Piazza, now 19, of Chicago's Edison Park neighborhood, received a 36-month sentence after both men entered guilty pleas to charges of aggravated battery, a class 3 felony, at the Second Municipal District courthouse in Skokie.


  18. Why I want to get into jury duty, and why I'll be snubbed againRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    Amid the usual thrilling mail last week-a service reminder from a plumber, a solicitation from a needy credit card company, an offer of AAA membership-to my delight I received a jury summons. How could I not be honored by the invitation, given its regal tone? "By order of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, you are hereby summoned to appear for jury service on the date and time at the court indicated below."


  19. Cook County Commissioner Wants Shooters Charged As Domestic TerroristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS Local

    Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin outlines a seven-point plan to quell gang violence in Chicago and Cook County. CHICAGO - In the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago - 12 of them fatally - a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.


  20. Dog Mauls 5-Year-Old Boy To Death on South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    ... ushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with "traumatic injuries" and was later pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the boy as James W. Nevils, of the 8000-block of South Escabana Avenue.