He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.
The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008. Last year Chicago had 435 homicides.
State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights.
The proposed tax angered gun-rights advocates, who predicted it would drive business from Cook County and to neighboring Indiana and Wisconsin.
Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, writing the court’s opinion, said the additional evidence the legal standard requires must merely “tend to show” a crime was committed.
State Rep. David Reis is the sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state.
Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.
According to state law, the inspector general must immediately report deaths to coroners if a disabled adult died from abuse, neglect of exploitation.
State Rep. Bill Mitchell has proposed a bill to make Cook County a separate state from Illinois.