The Illinois Supreme Court is about to weigh in on whether it's constitutional for Cook County officials to ban assault weapons.The county imposed the ban back in 1993. It has been upheld by trial courts and appeals courts.But opponents think their case gained new strength when the U.S.
It's the last day to participate in early voting in Cook County before Tuesday's presidential primary.Cook County Clerk David Orr says that Thursday is also the deadline for his office to receive mail ballot applications.Nearly 12,700 suburban Cook County voters have requested mail ballots.
Cook County government is making money off people who are locked up in the county jail. It sounds conspiratorial, but it’s true. People who are arrested pay substantial fees to support the system that is detaining and prosecuting them.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he wants changes to an ordinance that frees some jail inmates wanted by immigration authorities. But the law’s supporters say they still have the votes to keep it intact.The ordinance, approved last September, prohibits the sheriff from complying with U.S.
A debate about a Cook County ordinance that frees some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could get hotter. At its meeting Wednesday, the County Board agreed to consider two proposed amendments that would scale back the ordinance.