Cook County News
Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
Could you survive the end of civilization?
What's the best way to prevent abortions?
The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lake View neighborhood agreed to step aside from day-to-day responsibilities amid an allegation he had sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago while working at an Orland Park parish.
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood about 1:35 a.m. Sunday.
Calling it a "tragedy of epic proportions," a Cook County judge Sunday ordered a Riverside man held on $400,000 in a collision that killed a bicyclist in the Lawndale neighborhood.
A suburban man faces multiple charges including driving under the influence in the death of a bicyclist who was riding on Chicago's West Side.
Elaine P. Seymour, 44, of St. Mary, Jamaica, was charged with retail theft Dec. 2 at a store in the 5600 block of Touhy after a security agent observed her place 30 items into a handbag and exit the store without paying, police said.
An Oak Park man blinded a taxi driver after punching him in the eye during a road rage incident on the Near West Side, Cook County prosecutors said.
A south suburban man allegedly stole more than $88,000 worth of Apple products and cell phones during a hold up in a Mount Prospect Sprint store, but was quickly arrested after authorities used a GPS from an iPad he allegedly took to track him at the Markham courthouse.
A 13-year-old girl has been charged with reckless homicide in a deadly car crash in suburban Chicago in which she's accused of taking a vehicle full of children on a joyride.
A Hanover Park investment consultant convicted earlier this year on federal charges of swindling clients out of about $4.26 million now has pleaded guilty to forgery.
Thomas Benefield was ordered held on $30,000 bond Friday by Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie.
A suburban Chicago investment consultant already convicted earlier this year of bilking clients out of more than $4 million has now pleaded guilty to forgery The Daily Herald reports that Steven W. Salutric of Hanover Park was sentenced to five years in prison in exchange for the plea he entered in Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows.
A northwest suburban man is being held on a $250,000 bond after being charged with posting an online ad for sex with a person of any age, according to prosecutors.
A downtown attorney and his nephew plied an 18-year-old man with liquor, then sexually assaulted him on Thanksgiving in a the older man's Bronzeville neighborhood home, Cook County prosecutors allege.
Del Mar secured more than 500 signatures and was the first to file petitions with the Cook County Clerk on Nov. 25, according to a press release from the Palatine Township Republican Organization .
Linda Mastandrea, a Paralympian who won 15 gold medals and five silver medals over the course of her athletic career, is running for Circuit Court judge in Cook County, Ill.
An Oak Forest man alleges in a lawsuit that he was severely beaten in an unprovoked attack by Midlothian's former deputy police chief, who has been indicted in connection with that incident.