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  1. Toni Preckwinkle stresses regional economic approach at Kane summitRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Cook County Chairman Toni Preckwinkle speaks at Kane County Leaders Summit Friday in St. Charles. Cook County Chairman Toni Preckwinkle highlighted economic development initiatives Cook and the collar counties - including Kane - have been working on together and stressed the importance of working regionally to bring more economic opportunities to the area.

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  2. Busse Woods fishing derby set for June 5Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Herald

    Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider's fishing derby is Sunday, June 5, at Busse Woods Grove 25 near Elk Grove Village -- an annual free event that is open to all ages. The derby is being organized in conjunction with Cabela's, Arlington Anglers, Integrity Bassmasters and the Cook County Forest Preserve District, which manages over 40 lakes for recreational sport fishing.

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  3. Lesser-known impasse problemsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Capitol Fax Blog

    I was tipped that 177 Cook County workers who enforce child support agreements are expected to be laid off next month as yet another result of the state budget standoff. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office reports the county has been shifting money from its general funds to keep the program afloat.

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  4. Detectives work to bring justice to Robbins rape victimsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    Two Cook County detectives are starting to see successes in their mission to bring justice to dozens of rape victims whose rape kits were never sent to a state police crime lab for DNA testing. Cook County Sheriff's Office Sgt.

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  5. Ironic Lauzen still pushing toll planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Herald

    ... which certainly highlights what people are discovering -- Kane is just as inept and lacking in common sense as Cook County. Lauzen can look to the fact that Joe Haimann will no longer represent Kane County District 24 to prove that voters knew ...

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  6. Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    ... British Columbia-based company. The Stickney plant handles the waste of 2.3 million people in Chicago and the Cook County suburbs. It's the biggest single source of phosphorus in the entire region that drains into the Mississippi River and is ...

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  7. 3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... chest and body, tried to drive away, but crashed into another vehicle on the block, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was ... 1 comment

  8. Mount Prospect man pleads guilty to drug chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Herald

    A Mount Prospect man who authorities say sold cocaine to an undercover police officer last August pleaded guilty to drug charges, court records show. In exchange for his plea to narcotics delivery, Kenzo Yoshimura, 20, was sentenced to 42 days in Cook County Jail, 24 months probation and ordered to pay $2,814 in fines.

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  9. Runner who died after collapsing at Grant Park race identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WLS-AM Chicago

    ... He was identified as 43-year-old Cao Bing, of the 2300 block of Iroquois Road in Wilmette, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 3.5-mile race, was scheduled to start in Grant Park at 7 p.m. ...

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  10. Fox Lake man dies after Lakemoor-area motorcycle crash, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | Northwest Herald

    ... to the scene, said the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. Manis said the investigation was being handled by the Cook County Medical Examiner. An official there said the autopsy will be performed Saturday morning.

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  11. Property tax seminar June 1 for Elk Grove Township residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | Daily Herald

    State Sen. Laura Murphy and Elk Grove Township Assessor Connie Carosielli will hold a property tax seminar for residents of Elk Grove Township on June 1. Representatives from the Cook County assessor's office will be available to help taxpayers file appeals on their property tax bills. Attendees should bring their bills, paperwork from any appraisal in the last 18 months, and closing statements if houses were purchased in the last year.

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  12. Where does Los Angeles County rank in job growth across the nation?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Pasadena Star-News

    ... came in third with 220,200 jobs added, at a rate of 11.2 percent. Those were followed by Cook County, Illinois, which boosted its job base by 165,680, at a rate of 7.6 percent. California's Santa Clara, San Diego ...

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  13. Chicago Woman Sentenced To Year In Jail For Kicking Cook County DeputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | CBS Local

    ... has to offer. 670 The [] (STMW) - A West Side woman was sentenced to a year behind bars Thursday for kicking a Cook County Sheriff's deputy in the shin at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse. Tina Silas faced a mandatory minimum six-year sentence ...

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  14. Rethinking Our Criminal Justice SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Fayetteville Free Weekly

    Courtesy Photo Incarceration in Cook County Jail, Illinois, costs $1.4 million a day to warehouse 10,000 inmates, according to figures cited in the Vision and Action Plan. Meanwhile, there's no money for schools or social services.

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  15. Man charged with sex abuse of Oak Park teen he met on TinderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Chicago Tribune

    ... Department, and a joint investigation was launched with the FBI's Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. The River Forest Police Department charged a man with battery and restraint following an alleged ...

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  16. Illinois Racks Up Millions in Property Seizures by PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Reason Magazine

    ... of $3 million. The Illinois State Police took in the second highest amount with $2.3 million, followed by the Cook County State's Attorney at $1.8 million. The average payout was $38,200. The total forfeitures were a bit lower than previous years, ...

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  17. Renting a Chicago apartment becoming less affordable, study saysRead the original story

    Wednesday May 25 | Red Eye Chicago

    A study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition said the average Cook County renter makes $18.34 an hour, which means the renter would have to work 1.2 jobs to earn enough to be able to afford the average apartment in the county. A study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition said the average Cook County renter makes $18.34 an hour, which means the renter would have to work 1.2 jobs to earn enough to be able to afford the average apartment in the county.

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  18. Autopsy finds man found dead after shootout killed himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Daily Herald

    An autopsy has determined a suburban Chicago man found dead in his home after a shootout with FBI agents committed suicide. The Cook County medical examiner's office said Wednesday that 50-year-old Melvin Toran shot himself in his mouth.

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  19. Genealogy Query - HEWINGS : SCHULER : SCHULTERead the original story

    Wednesday May 25 | Cousinconnect.com

    Searching for my birth mother. Baby girl was born on 11-13-1958 @ 10:22 pm @ St. Vincent Hospital, Cook County Illinois then given to the nuns to be placed for adoption.

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  20. Women's testimony allowed in case against Elgin imamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Daily Herald

    The woman claimed Saleem repeatedly hugged her, touched her and massaged her against her will between October 2013 and April 2014. In December, Cook County prosecutors filled new charges against Saleem, of Gilberts, who they say sexually abused a student at the Elgin school between 2001 and 2003 when she was a student at the school.

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