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The projects that will receive the money are in Chicago, Alsip, Broadview, Countryside, Glenview, North Riverside, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Skokie and Tinley Park.
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A concrete drivers' strike has delayed the start of Darien's concrete replacement program which was schedule to start on Thursday.
The Cook County state's attorney is investigating five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, accused of lying on the stand.
A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his co-worker in north suburban Evanston last month.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.
On the day he was to be sentenced to prison for shooting his wife in the face, Allan Kustok's lawyers asked for a new trial.
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers to prison for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County, calling low-level public corruption such as theirs a scourge that damages democratic society.
It's hard for me to imagine a time where patronage was so common that hard-copy records were actually kept The existence of the records was first disclosed in the report issued last month by the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, appointed last summer by Gov. Pat Quinn to recommend improvements for Metra and the other transit ... (more)
But in that time, records show, Yarbrough has put one family member on the payroll and hired several people with political ties to her, as well as to her husband, former Maywood Mayor Henderson Yarbrough.
SPRINGFIELD - Last week, the Senate approved a proposal co-sponsored by State Senator Michael Hastings that will buoy communities currently dragged down by high rates of vacancy and foreclosure.
Attorneys for Mario A. Williams, charged along with Ricky J. Moreno with the 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old Elgin boy, will argue the constitutionality of the mandatory firearm enhancement this afternoon before Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta.
A southwest suburban high school was placed on soft lockdown Wednesday morning after two people entered the building without permission.
A man who was attending a child support hearing was thrown down a flight of stairs by his ex's new boyfriend, a minor league professional wrestler, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.
The dramatic revelation that five officers had allegedly lied on the witness stand in a Glenview drug case, has called into question dozens of other cases which the officers have pending.
Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar faces a challenge for the post from Chicago GOP vice chairman Chris Cleveland when the party meets Wednesday to pick its leader in Illinois' biggest county.
The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side has been reinstated after an investigation found an allegation of sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago was unfounded.