Cook County's top prosecutor is likely to breeze into a second term. Anita Alvarez has no opponent in the March Democratic primary.Four years ago, it wasn't like this. Anita Alvarez was one of six Democrats running to replace Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine. In a 2008 primary
Cook County prosecutors are seeking criminal contempt charges against the owner of a Chicago building where two firefighters died last year after the roof collapsed in a fire.Chuck Dai, 62, of South Holland, Ill.
Candidates running for Cook County offices on next year's ballot began filing their petitions on Monday.Three county-wide offices are up for election in 2012, including the State's Attorney and the Circuit Court ClerkClerk David Orr said early filings indicate those three races might be less competi
Cook County is paying out $55 million to people who were strip searched while being processed into the county jail. The settlement follows a trial from the summer of 2009 in which a jury found that the Cook County Sheriff's department violated the rights of thousands of prisoners admitted to th