CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a property tax levy for the upcoming year that they say remains at the same level it has been for years.
HAMMOND | A former Cook County deputy pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of selling a firearm to a convicted felon, according to court records.
Leaders of food banks serving Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area are reporting more people lining up since the 2009 boost in food stamps expired this month.
The Illinois State Police will conduct special Traffic Enforcement Patrols through Dec. 1 in Cook County, the district Chicago commander announced.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday marked the end of the county's 2013 construction season.
Fewer than 5,000 NIPSCO customers remained without power in Northwest Indiana on Monday night after a day of deadly storms in the Midwest.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board will debate the creation of a special fund that would give small loans so people can post bond and avoid sitting in the county jail while their criminal cases are pending.
Most of the region was spared the worst of the problems created by an early snowfall, but portions of LaPorte County have recorded as much as 9 inches of lake-effect snow and it isn't over yet.
Porter and LaPorte counties are bracing for as much as 7 inches of snow overnight.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board has recommended extending a property tax break for a local manufacturer.
Below is a list of the trick-or-treat hours from towns around the region. Crown Point, Portage, Winfield, Crete, Steger and LaPorte have postponed trick-or-treating hours to Friday night because of inclement weather.
CHICAGO | Nearly two years after Cook County government approved a measure requiring people to pay to park cars near a county courthouse, the action may be implemented.
Temperatures could dip below freezing by Tuesday morning for the first time this season.
Two more businesses are shifting operations from south Cook County across the state line to Northwest Indiana.
CHICAGO | A proposal in Illinois' most populous county would require some government employees to pay the full share of their health benefits, or find insurance coverage elsewhere.
About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.
CHICAGO | Cook County officials are concerned people who are not qualified to carry firearms will inadvertently be issued state permits allowing them to carry weapons for self-defense.
Steel box maker RACO has moved a warehouse from South Holland to South Bend.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Officials with Thornton Township High School District 205 are preparing to pay tribute to the memory of a security guard who died last week while trying to break up a fight among two female students at Thornwood High School.
SPRINGFIELD | The number of instructors approved to train Illinoisans applying to carry concealed weapons jumped to more than 450 this week.
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