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  1. 2 Years Later: How Laquan McDonald's Killing Changed ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

    ... of Laquan McDonald's death. But the general public did not. Not until a year later, November of 2015, when a Cook County judge ordered the release of the video. "It has affected not just questions of police accountability and police-community ...


  2. Attorney Who Posed As Judge To Be IndictedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | JD Journal

    ... on criminal charges. Allegedly a law clerk donned a black rope and presided over three traffic cases. The Cook County grand jury that handled the case gave out the charges against Rhonda Crawford today. Crawford was informed by the Cook County ...


  3. Mother sues helmet manufacturer after son dies from injury in football gameRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    ... She is being represented by Brion Doherty of the Chicago firm Motherway & Napleton, LLP. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County circuit court, alleges an air bladder inside a Riddell brand helmet intended to increase protection was not properly inflated, ...


  4. Hoffman Estates holds drug disposal event Oct. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    The Hoffman Estates Police Department will partner with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for a drug disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the police station, 411 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. Residents will be able to properly and safely dispose of accumulated, unwanted and unused prescription pills, including controlled substances, which have not been previously accepted by the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County .


  5. Activists Push To Recall Lawmakers On Anniversary of Laquan McDonald ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    ... McDonald was shot to death by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke Oct. 20, 2014. Calloway said he is pleased Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has been voted out of office, that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's power has been weakened and ...


  6. Man admits buying cigarettes in northwest Missouri to sell in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... tax on cigarettes is 17 cents per pack. The Illinois state excise tax on cigarettes is $1.98 per pack. Cook County, Illinois charges another $3 a pack and the city of Chicago imposes an additional $1.18 per pack - making the total excise tax on ...


  7. Death of Barrington Hills man found in burning car ruled a homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    The death of a Barrington Hills man who was found in a burning car in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood has been ruled a homicide, authorities said on Thursday. James D. Gerage, 43, died of multiple injuries due to assault, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.


  8. Indictment won't stop judge candidate accused of donning robes and ruling on cases, lawyer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | ABA Journal

    The staff attorney/law clerk accused of donning robes and ruling in traffic court cases is facing a criminal indictment, but she is determined to remain in the race for a judgeship in Cook County, Illinois, according to her lawyer. Rhonda Crawford has been indicted on two criminal counts, according to lawyer Victor Henderson.


  9. Man gets 11 years for having a handgunRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

    ... Additionally, they found he had a .38-caliber revolver tucked into his waistband. Broussard has convictions in Cook County, Illinois, for hijacking with dangerous weapon, battery, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He also has a conviction ...


  10. Autopsy shows Barrington Hills man found in burning car was beaten to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    A Barrington Hills man found dead inside a burning car on Chicago's South Side last month was beaten to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The Sept.


  11. Law clerk indicted in judge impersonation case, her lawyer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    The lawyer who allegedly posed as a judge has been indicted on criminal charges, the latest fallout from the scandal that began when the judicial hopeful from the South Side put on a black robe and presided over three traffic cases, her lawyer said Thursday. The indictment, handed up by a Cook County grand jury, charges attorney Rhonda Crawford with two criminal counts, according to her lawyer, Victor Henderson, who said the Cook County state's attorney's office informed him of the indictment but did not specify the charges.


  12. Former Heads Say Pimping Charges Motivated by Politics, Not FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... In his letter to the AG, the Backpage attorney notes that a recent federal court ruling against the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, "reject[ed] much the same theories that [California] asserts here," and that the U.S. Supreme Court has long ...


  13. Chicago police rescue deer with antlers caught in hammockRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | UPI

    Police arrived to find a large crowd, including several children, around the deer and called Cook County Animal Control for assistance, according to Patch . Animal control officials fired five separate tranquilizer shots to sedate the deer as they worked to cut its antlers out of the netting.


  14. Riverside Police Free Deer Stuck In HammockRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... to the Des Plaines River. The animal was "stressed" when officers arrived, so they called for help from the Cook County Animal Control department, police said. It took five tranquilizer darts to sedate the deer so the netting could be cut. "I am ...


  15. Man Gets Probation After Son Fatally Shoots 3-Year-Old BrotherRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... pleaded guilty Monday to endangering the life or health of a child before Judge Alfredo Maldonado, according to Cook County court records. Santiago bought a revolver to protect himself after the former gang member was tagged with the dangerous label ...


  16. Psychiatric hospital proposed for Vernon Hills office buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    ... the company to look at the market. "They conducted an analysis, and what they saw was that in the northern Cook County/Lake County area, there was a need for it," Assistant Village Manager Joe Carey said. The Vernon Hills hospital is proposed as a ...


  17. Victim says hate crime case a oechanged my life forevera .Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

    ... person in America, I've dealt with situations like this overtly and covertly for my entire life." Cook County prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against Sanders after Crim recorded her on his phone repeatedly calling him the n-word, and then ...


  18. Death Of South Side Man Shot In 1987 Ruled HomicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CBS Local

    ... L. Banks, 52, died at his home in the 3800 block of South State Street at 10:16 a.m. Sept. 30, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy was pending, but has since found that he died of complications from a remote gunshot ...


  19. Major Chicago Hospitals Not In 2017 Obamacare PlansRead the original story

    Wednesday | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Some of Chicago's largest hospitals said they will not be part of any Cook County Affordable Care Act marketplace plans in 2017. University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center both said they don't plan to be in network for any Obamacare marketplace plans next year.  The change means patients with doctors at those hospitals will either need to find a plan off the marketplace, and lose Obamacare subsides, or find a new doctor.


  20. Mitchell: It's humbling to serve fellow citizensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Y 103

    ... listen and now we're sitting on at least $8 billion of unpaid bills." Mitchell says that right now Chicago and Cook County are controlling the state and that downstate needs a strong voice to say enough with Mr. Madigan. Mitchell says he can ...