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
A proposal for the Cook County Jail to free some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could be up for a vote at the county board meeting Wednesday morning. But it’s hitting turbulence.Board Commissioner Timothy Schneider, R-Streamwood, plans to speak against the measure at the meeting.
Cook County commissioners on Wednesday could take center stage in the nation’s immigration debate if they enact a proposal that would begin freeing some jail inmates wanted by federal authorities.The measure requires the sheriff to decline Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests known as detain
Chicago authorities say nine people arrested on sex trafficking charges enslaved girls as young as 12.Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez on Wednesday announced the results of a long-term undercover investigation.
The first human cases of West Nile virus in 2011 have been confirmed by Illinois health officials. One case was reported in southern Illinois, another in Cook County.Melaney Arnold is a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health.