Cook County Illinois
CHICAGO | People who want to have a picnic in a Cook County forest preserve this year can now buy the necessary permits online.
MARKHAM | A Chicago Heights alderman will be sentenced later this summer after being found guilty of battery at a local school facility.
It's been said for years that there are only two things we can be certain of -- death and taxes.
"Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has become a blowhard that (sic) has no credibility in the General Assembly."
SCHERERVILLE | A Schererville woman who was shot in the head Sunday on Chicago's Southeast Side died at the hospital Monday morning.
MARKHAM | A Cook County grand jury has indicted the man and woman charged in the strangulation of a pregnant teenager, adding kidnapping to the host of charges against the two.
MARKHAM | A Cook County judge denied bond Friday for one of two people charged with the strangulation of a pregnant 18-year-old Alsip woman.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Add civics teacher to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's resume.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A Cook County judge ordered a $500,000 bond Thursday for a Chicago Heights man charged with holding and beating a downstate woman he met on the Internet.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City expects to receive more than $1 million from state government during the next fiscal year to help repair local streets.
SAUK VILLAGE | On behalf of the village, Robinson Engineering has applied for $330,000 in federal Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Funds.
LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former village trustee and current head of the Lansing Historical Society, won the lottery Monday at Village Hall to determine the ballot order of candidates running for village trustee in the April 5 elections.
LANSING | The Village Board Tuesday approved a tax levy that provides a slight increase in money village government hopes to get from local property owners.
DOLTON | Thornton Township School District 205 officials announced in September they had received an $18 million federal Student Improvement Grant to help improve student scores at Thornridge, Thornton and Thornwood high schools, which rank in the bottom 5 percent of the state.
CALUMET CITY | The longtime owner and proprietor of The Patch tavern in Calumet City died Sunday.
A south suburban veterinarian accused of failing to report suspected dogfighting and lying about administering rabies vaccines has been arrested after a five-month undercover investigation, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | More jobs could be created following the passage of a resolution on Tuesday to approve an economic development incentive for the expansion of the FedEx freight facility, 470 E. Joe Orr Road.
If the massive gambling expansion plan approved Wednesday by Illinois senators becomes law, it could result in a double dip into casino profits for several south suburbs.
CHICAGO | A federal magistrate spent the day Wednesday trying to resolve differences of opinion between Thornton Township High School District 205 officials and parents who oppose the district's proposed restructuring that would turn Thornridge High School into a "freshman-only campus.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Todd Stroger presided over his last meeting Wednesday.
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