A commissioner is proposing that Cook County should get back into the cemetery business by setting aside five acres on the grounds of a closed hospital to bury the indigent.John Fritchey says by resuming cemetery operations on the grounds of the former Oak Forest Hospital, the county could save mill
A Cook County judge who was barred from judicial duties after her arrest for engaging in a physical confrontation with two sheriff's deputies has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.Attorney James Montgomery, representing Judge Cynthia Brim, entered the plea on her behalf during a hea
Cook County is partnering with the Chicago Transit Authority to bring high-speed broadband infrastructure to Stroger Hospital.The agreement will allow the county to use eight strands of the CTA's broadband fiber optic cable.
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.