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Dunning, a 'tomb for the living'
Apr. 30, 2013
In both life and death, the people who ended up at the notorious asylum and poor farm were some of Chicago’s least fortunate residents.
Cook County immigration policy challenged
Apr. 22, 2013
Invoking the Boston Marathon bombings, a national group has filed a lawsuit aimed at an ordinance that requires jail personnel to disregard federal immigration detainers.
Cook County begins $25 gun tax
Apr. 1, 2013
Cook County has begun charging a controversial $25 tax on every gun purchased in the county.
Year 25: Toni Preckwinkle
Mar. 25, 2013
Many of you know Toni Preckwinkle as a longtime Chicago politician. Currently, she's Cook County Board President, a seat she's held since 2010.Before that, she served for almost 20 years as alderman of the 4th ward.But where was she at 25?
Jurors endure tax talk at Beavers' trial
Mar. 18, 2013
Jurors endured hours of dry testimony Monday morning, as prosecutors led Beavers’ accountant through a line-by-line explanation of four years’ worth of tax returns and earnings documents.
Cook County judge won't delay gay marriage ban lawsuit
Feb. 13, 2013
A Cook County judge has denied a request to delay action on a lawsuit seeking to overturn Illinois' ban on same-sex marriage.
How many juvenile arrests happen in Chicago schools?
Feb. 4, 2013
Tens of thousands of young people get arrested each year in Chicago, and a lot of those arrests happen on the grounds of Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago officials step up fight against gun violence
Jan. 31, 2013
The police department is moving 200 officers from administrative duties to the street.
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