Lottery Winners Suing Ill. Government Over Late PayPlaintiffs seeking interest on payouts delayed by state budget impasse
Illinois Lawmaker Wants Chicago Police Under County ControlLaShawn Ford thinks the office of the Cook County Sheriff should have a greater role in policing the city of Chicago, and possibly even "take over" the department.
UPDATE: Southern Illinois Escaped Cons Back in CustodyThe two men escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program on Sunday.
"He's Literally Eating the Jail"Chicago teen arrested for low-level burglary has cost Cook County over a million in medical bills
Police: 2014 Concealed-Carry Permits in Illinois Top 91,000Cook County, which includes Chicago, led the way with almost 24,000 permits, or more than one-quarter of Illinois' total. Suburban Will County was a distant second, with more than 6,100 permits.
Illinois Suit Alleges Wells Fargo An Unfair LenderThe Chicago area's Cook County has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co., accusing the nation's biggest mortgage lender of subjecting minority and female borrowers to discriminatory and predatory lending practices
Illinois Murder Suspect Arrested in MissouriKevin Malone of Hanover Park, Illinois, was arrested Thursday in the small town of Marston, Missouri.
Former Cook County Jail Inmate Sues A former Cook County Jail inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging that for much of the time he was locked up he was denied, food, water and was forced to sleep on the floor.
Cook County Sheriff to Testify Before CongressTom Dart is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee about access to mental health services.
Former Cook Co. Official Sentenced In Federal PrisonFormer Cook County official has been sentenced because of collecting thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
Ill. Supreme Court: Consolidate Pension LawsuitsThe Illinois Supreme Court has ordered that four lawsuits challenging Illinois' new pension reform law be consolidated.
Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage LicensesMore than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn't want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.