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  1. Early & Often Elected school board question may test mayoral candidatesRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... spokesman Steve Mayberry. Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) is vehemently in favor of what Emanuel opposes. And so is Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, though he came late to the party after initially saying he had "toiled with this issue." "We're ...

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  2. Sports Chicago outdoors: Show season previewRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... all-round outdoors show. The Chicago Outdoor Sports Show is Jan. 21-25 at the Stephens Convention Center. That Cook County anomaly-the Chicagoland Gun Show -is scheduled to be colocated that Friday-Sunday. What has quickly become the big show, one ...

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  3. News Police: 1 killed, at least 5 others injured in shooting at Calumet City partyRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... being held, Calumet City Police Chief Ed Gilmore said. One person shot was dead at the scene, Gilmore said. The Cook County medical examiner's office could not immediately confirm the fatality. As many as 11 people may have been shot, Gilmore said, ...

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  4. Our View: McHenry County still lagging with courtroom camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    Even Cook County has decided to join in the statewide experiment encouraged by the state's highest court for about three years. Meanwhile, McHenry County courts remain places of mystery to lenses of any kind.

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  5. Woman Killed by Train Committed Suicide: AutopsyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Patch.com

    A woman who died after being struck by a train Friday morning committed suicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. Christina Birkmeyer, 23, of the 7700 block of 167th Place in Tinley Park, was hit shortly midnight Friday, as the Rock Island District train No.

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  6. News Bloomington man killed in crashRead the original story

    Yesterday | Chicago Sun-Times

    Willie Lofton, 51, was in a vehicle when it crashed on Nov. 28 near the intersection of Monroe and Oak, according to Bloomington police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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  7. Man killed, 12 others hurt in Friday shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | My FOX Chicago

    ... fire, police said. Coria was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, the Cook County medical examiner's said. The two most recent shootings left two teenagers wounded within minutes of each other late Friday on the ...

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  8. Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace TopinkaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Daily Chronicle

    ... name Topinka's longtime chief of staff, Nancy Kimme, as her short-term replacement. Stermer, who was sworn in by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Friday afternoon, will serve until Rauner takes office Jan. 12, Quinn said. Rauner will then ...

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  9. News Lyons man accused of promoting prostitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Sun-Times

    A west suburban man charged with advertising prostitution on a website was ordered held on a $25,000 bond Friday. Abraham Banda, 31, of Lyons, faces two counts of promoting prostitution, a Class 4 felony, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff's office.

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  10. West Suburban Man Accused of Promoting ProstitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    A Lyons man believed to be behind a west suburban prostitution operation was arrested earlier this week on charges of promoting prostitution. Abraham Banda, 31, was the subject of joint investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's vice unit and the Berwyn Police Department .

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  11. Lawsuit Claims Starbucks Cookie Broke Woman's TeethRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    ... its sale date" as one of them. That's the claim made by Vaciliki Ress, who filed a lawsuit on December 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against Starbucks and two other defendants. According to the Cook County Record, the suit states the cookie was "so ...

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  12. More People Using LINK In Illinois Than Ever BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WIFR

    ... rely on food stamps. At 27.2 percent Winnebago and Boone counties ranks second highest in the state, just behind Cook County which is all of Chicago. "What we provide is a lot of the items that aren't on the LINK card," Todd Burd, Director of Social ...

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  13. No challengers so far in Elk Grove Village board raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    ... the lone 2-year term. Johnson is the son of Mayor Craig Johnson, and Urban recently lost to Tim Schneider for Cook County Board commissioner. For the park board, incumbents Bill O'Malley and Ralph Souder have filed, along with newcomer Dale Elsner, ...

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  14. Former teacher pleads guilty to obscenityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    ... the charges based "on the evidence and in consultation with the victim's family," said a spokeswoman with the Cook County state's attorney's office. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People ...

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  15. Lyons man accused of promoting prostitution on BackpageRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Tribune

    ... revealed he was involved in prostitution in the western suburbs, according to a press release from the Cook County Sheriff's office. Banda was arrested Wednesday in North Riverside, when officials said he was on his way to pick up money from his ...

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  16. News Autopsy: Woman struck by Metra train in Oak Forest committed suicideRead the original story

    Friday | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... of the 7700 block of 167th Place in Tinley Park, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:46 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy Friday found she died of multiple blunt force injuries suffered when she was struck by ...

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  17. Two Charged With Murder In 2013 SlayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CBS Local

    ... head around 7 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2013, in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. According to police, a dark SUV pulled up and several suspects got out and opened fire, striking ...

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  18. Man Files Civil Suit Against Northbrook StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Patch.com

    The HomeGoods store in Northbrook is facing a civil suit in Cook County Circuit Court filed by a man who claims he collapsed and fell on his head after sitting in an incorrectly constructed chair he was testing out for comfort. According to The Cook County Record, Jason Slater filed a premises liability suit against the store on December 11. From Slater's January 29, 2013 visit to the HomeGoods store at 840 Willow Road, he claims "the store constructed the chair in a way in which the legs were affixed backwards so that any customer who sat in it would cause it to collapse," the Record stated.

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  19. WME Owned IMG Hit With Latest Intern Class Action LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Deadline

    ... and Lionsgate one over TWWS , Carden alleges violations of labor laws. Citing New York labor laws, the currently Cook County, Illinois residing Carden says he worked at IMG Worldwide in NYC from June 2011 to July 2011. Doing the work of what should ...

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  20. $1 million bond for man charged with 2013 shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | My FOX Chicago

    ... Avenue, was pronounced dead a short time later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Jackson was arrested this week and admitted to being part of the beating, Novy said. Video footage ...

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