Cook County will soon be one of the most expensive places in Illinois to get a marriage or civil union license. The Cook County Board voted Tuesday to raise the fee from $40 to $60.Commissioner Joan Murphy sponsored the ordinance.
Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley could soon have fewer bodyguards to rely on. Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Tuesday that a security analysis at the end of the summer will decide whether or not Daley still needs protection.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing to reduce the number of non-violent offenders in county jails.Preckwinkle announced the formation of a new county agency Wednesday that will focus on reforming the county jail system. She said the agency will aim to improve the bond court