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
The Chicago Transit Authority is threatening to reduce some suburban bus service if several Cook County commissioners follow through with a plan to cut $1.3 million in county funding to the agency.The proposal filed this week could set up a showdown between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle an
Cook County has outlined how it will donate unclaimed cadavers to science. But the county board president says she's surprised by recently revealed details.The Cook County Medical Examiner will donate the remains after two weeks in cases where bodies are unclaimed or families can't afford burial.
Although many prefer not to think about it, a critical part of medical knowledge involves research with the dead. Last year, Cook County reached an agreement to donate unclaimed bodies to Illinois medical schools.
CHICAGO - Illinois health officials say a Cook County man has become the first person this year to die after contracting the West Nile virus.The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the man was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions.
A new Cook County ordinance that touches the hot-button issue of immigration is allowing inmates out of the county’s jail and making waves in other parts of the country.The ordinance, approved Wednesday by the County Board, halts compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that cert