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Attention downtown diners: 11.25 percent sales tax coming in 2016
Jul. 20, 2015
Remember that Cook County sales tax increase? A special "McPier" taxing district means it’s going to hit downtown diners especially hard.
Cook County Board approves sales tax hike
Jul. 16, 2015
The Cook County Board has approved a 1 percentage point sales tax hike in order to keep up with pension payments.
Cook County Sheriff announces new mental health clinic
May. 1, 2015
Tom Dart says the new clinic is a direct response to government mental health cuts.
After detective’s acquittal, prosecutors face criticism
Apr. 20, 2015
After Det. Dante Servin was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of an African-American woman, some are questioning the handling of the case.
Judge resentences Adolfo Davis to life in prison
Apr. 13, 2015
Adolfo Davis is serving life without parole for participating in a double murder decades ago as a teenager. The judge in his resentencing hearing found he had not reformed.
Census: Illinois bleeds population
Mar. 26, 2015
A new Census report shows more people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state.
Cook County sends bill to state for kids left waiting in jail
Mar. 15, 2015
The county is sending a bill to Illinois for the cost of holding state wards left waiting behind bars by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Illinois kids spent 7,300 days left behind bars
Feb. 17, 2015
The state's child welfare system leaves hundreds of kids stuck in juvenile jail after their time is served. One juvenile was left in jail by DCFS last year for 190 extra days—that's longer than a school year.
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