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  • Sheriff Dart retaliation lawsuit to cost $2.4 million

    Sheriff Dart retaliation lawsuit to cost $2.4 million
    The Cook County Board next week is expected to approve spending $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against deputies who backed his political opponent when he first sought the job eight years ago. Dart has objected...
  • Agreement calls for Preckwinkle to oversee effort to ease jail overcrowding

    Agreement calls for Preckwinkle to oversee effort to ease jail overcrowding
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle would begin overseeing an effort to ease overcrowding at the county jail by releasing detainees on electronic monitoring under an agreement reached this week with the sheriff. The agreement, which still needs...
  • David Manilow bringing 'My Chicago' to WTTW

     David Manilow bringing 'My Chicago' to WTTW
    Chicago television producer David Manilow will begin filming his newest public television series, "My Chicago," this week, with the first of six episodes set to air April 25. Each half-hour episode will feature three people, often prominent, taking a...
  • Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor

    Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told reporters Wednesday that she intends to serve her full four-year term if re-elected this year, but did not rule out switching gears and running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. Speaking to reporters...
  • Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage

    Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade. Playing master of ceremonies...
  • Jury in Stroger aide trial ends deliberations for day

    Jury in Stroger aide trial ends deliberations for day
    After a day and a half of deliberations and one handwritten note to the judge, a federal jury was unable to reach a verdict Tuesday in the wire fraud and bribery trial of a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger....
  • Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say

    Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say
    Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday. That's because most...
  • Preckwinkle, husband to divorce

    Preckwinkle, husband to divorce
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has closely guarded details of her private life, but over the weekend she issued a somber announcement that she and her longtime husband plan to divorce.   “It is with a heavy heart that today, after much...
  • Preckwinkle wise, brave in stance on gun sentencing

     
    HalD reports: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city...
  • A mosaic of justice, Cook County-style

     
    This is a picture worth a thousand curse words. It’s the image of the Cook County Circuit Court’s writ of habeas corpus in a case involving alleged armed robber Ladaris Butler, 21, and it reveals, at a glance, just how......
  • Judge turns thumbs down on Preckwinkle business tax

    Judge turns thumbs down on Preckwinkle business tax
    Days before her 2014 budget address, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's bid to balance this year's spending plan took a hit Tuesday when a judge ordered the county to stop collecting a tax on certain big-ticket items purchased outside the...
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

     
    Making sense of our messy laws on when ex-cons can run for office Wednesday's print column News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers (right) is barred by law from running again for a seat......