Nearly 80,000 people were still in the dark Thursday afternoon following strong thunderstorms earlier this week, with the vast majority of outages in the northern suburbs.According to Commonwealth Edison, Waukegan, Gurnee and Crystal Lake are still experiencing substantial outages.
A new study shows race could play a role in traffic stops across Illinois.An Illinois Department of Transportation and University of Illinois at Chicago study of traffic stops in 2010 found that minorities are more likely to be cited or to be asked for a consent search than white drivers.
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